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    Unusual Schuyler Colfax Ferrotype Shank Button, Possibly a "Hopeful" Issue During the mid-19th century, we saw the dawn of jugate items which also carried an image of the Vice Presidential candidate, but surprisingly few items pictured the V.P. candidate alone. Accordingly, one must wonder whether this was, in fact, issued for Colfax as Grant's running mate or as a presidential hopeful. He certainly had enough national stature to have received serious consideration as a possible presidential candidate. There is light wear on the portrait, and some minor emulsion bubbling not affecting the portrait. Still a very displayable example of an unusual item. From the former Joe Brown Collection. 23 mm.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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