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    Superb 1860 Bell & Everett Ferrotype. A magnificent, almost "luminous" example, unimprovable but for being a touch off-center (not uncommon on these jugates). Another gem from the Joe Brown Collection. The Bell & Everett has always been in "third place" with collectors, after the Douglas and Breckinridge jugates. However, we suspect that this is because, in general, Bell's items seem to excite collectors a little less that those made for his three 1860 rivals. However, to our experience, it is hard to see any difference in rarity between the Bell variety and those for Breckinridge and Douglas; certainly well under 20 examples are known. Original pin gone on reverse, as usual. Diameter 22mm.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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