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    Scrumptious, Gem-Mint 1880 James A. Garfield Ferrotype Badge. The mate to the rare Hancock version offered elsewhere in this auction. Just an awesome item, appearing just like the day it was made. The presumably-original red, white, and blue ribbon behind it does show a little light aging, and the original pin, although still on the ribbon, needs to be attached; so those who must find fault will not be entirely disappointed. But if there is a more perfect ferro badge out there in the hobby, we have not seen it! As icing on the cake, this tintype portrait a quite different from the standard pose for this variety, but rather a profile image, unique to our experience, which is slightly different from the profile portraits on other listed varieties. Measures approximately 1.5" x 2", not counting ribbon.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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