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    James A. Garfield: A Wonderful 1880 Campaign Badge with Photo Inset into a Civil War-style Kepi. The 1880 election pitted two former Civil War generals against one another: Republican James A. Garfield and Democrat Winfield Scott Hancock. Both campaigned hard for the large veteran vote, and this inventive badge undoubtedly was part of that effort. 1 7/8" x 2 1/8" and in choice condition. Original pin on verso. This is the first example we've ever encountered, and along with its Hancock mate should be considered among the premier pre-1896 photo badges in the Frent Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2017
    21st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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