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    Ulysses S. Grant: Superlative Liberty Cap Ferrotype Badge. Although Grant ferrotypes are generally plentiful, examples from 1872 are rather scarce and finding any Grant ferrotype with "good content" is a major challenge. We offer for your consideration an 1" x 1 1/4" gilt brass shell badge with a ferrotype portrait of "Grant". It is surmounted by a liberty cap inscribed 1776 with a laurel wreath and fasces below. The border surrounding the ferro says: "1861 1872 Liberty Loyalty." These images and slogans were meant to appeal to the loyal men of the North who successfully fought the Civil War and reunited the country, restoring the ideals of the revolution of 1776. Unlisted, this is only the second example we have seen at auction. The portrait of Grant has a teensy chip on his forehead, visible only under magnification; otherwise, it is a bold portrait with good contrast and focus. It retains the original pin attachment.

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    December, 2012
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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