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    Henry Clay: Rare and Sought-after Pewter Rim Campaign Badge from 1844. At or near the top of the priority list for serious collectors of pre-1850 campaign relics are these imposing large pieces, used as wearing badges or as plaques. First seen for Jackson and Quincy Adams, probably not more than a few dozen examples are in collectors' hands for all candidates, all varieties. This beauty pictures the 1844 Whig candidate inside a reflective border on one side and Whig hero George Washington on the other, both under glass. The tiniest hint of inconsequential discoloration on the Washington side is noted only for complete accuracy. Essentially a choice example. The round suspension loop at the top is absent, as usual. A rare opportunity. Diameter 2.5".

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    June, 2008
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
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