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    Franklin D. Roosevelt & Lyndon B. Johnson: Great Coattail Jugate in Choice Condition. Highly-desirable 2 1/4" lithographed tin pinback featuring portraits of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson, inscribed "Me and Roosevelt For Johnson". The curl reads: "Supplied by J. Hugh Campbell, Dallas, Texas". Issued, we believe, for a 1941 Democratic primary election won by "Pappy" O'Daniel in a "squeaker". The loss was particularly devastating to Johnson, as the winner was a shoe-in for election come November in the heavily Democratic state. Johnson pinned his hopes on an aggressive campaign in which he relied heavily on the support of FDR whose image and comments favorable to Johnson were distributed widely on campaign paraphernalia. Voter fraud was suspected, but little could be done. Johnson turned the tables in 1948 with the help of "Ballot Box 13". Two buttons were produced in 1941... a 7/8" slogan pin and this large jugate. Examples normally exhibit extensive crazing or alligatoring of the "painted surface". This has NONE of that characteristic and displays in mint condition... perfectly-centered with glossy surface and shiny back. We believe it is probably the finest specimen known... we cannot imagine finding a nicer one.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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