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    Lewis Cass: The U. I. "Chick" Harris Example of this Extreme Ribbon Rarity. Purchased by the consignor from the Slater's Americana auction of the legendary Harris collection nearly fifteen years ago. All Cass campaign items are rare, with silk ribbons at the top of the list. A total of fewer than ten examples are known of the several existing varieties. Many of the hobby's leading collectors lack a Cass ribbon of any variety. Condition is excellent, untrimmed with original selvage across top and bottom, suffering only a trivial loss of the selvage at the lower right-hand corner. Very light hint of "aging" is mentioned for strictest accuracy, but his example will satisfy even a highly condition-sensitive ribbon collector or generalist.

    Great Cass quote below his portrait: "If we are not struck with judicial blindness, we shall cling to this Constitution as the mariner clings to the last plank, when night and the tempest close around him." This offering is a literally once-in-a-decade opportunity for the advanced collector of 19th century political Americana. Length 6.25".


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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