The Finest Known 1880 Hancock - English Jugate Badge, One of the Great Prizes From the Former Joe Brown Collection The Winfield Scott Hancock - William English badge has always been one of the keys of the pinback jugate series. In the "good old days" of the 1960-70s, it was considered very nearly on a par with the Cox - Roosevelt in rarity and value! In the ensuing years perhaps a couple of dozen additional examples, mostly of the "standard" version which matches the Garfield - Arthur, so Hancock - English jugates have lost a bit of their cachet. Nonetheless even the least scarce variety commands around $2,000 in top shape. However, this wonderful example is in a class by itself. Larger size, delightful, fancy brass shell frame with eagle hanger, capitol, flags, and cannon all combine with only one-known rarity and absolutely pristine condition to make this one of the premier jugate items in the hobby! Joe Brown chuckles about determined attempts to pry this item loose from his collection by some of the hobby's most sophisticated collectors, and since our acquisition of the former Brown Collection it has been perhaps the most asked-about item. If ever the term once-in-a-lifetime opportunity applies, this is it! 1.5" x 2.125". Original pin on reverse of course.

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