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    Stephen A. Douglas: Rare Porcelain Rim Ferrotype. 1860 was the first election in which photographic campaign badges (ferrotypes) were produced on a mass scale. Many of the frames used in that campaign (such as the vaunted "doughnut") were only used in 1860 and not again. Such seems to be the case with this 24 mm. (1") gilt brass shell badge that has a raised porcelain rim encircling the portraits. This example for Douglas & Johnson is a very fine specimen with only the most minor imperfections.

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    December, 2012
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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