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    John Quincy Adams: Hexagonal Thread Box. Perhaps the most highly-prized and elusive campaign "notion" from the earliest days of electioneering is the thread box. They were issued for J. Q. Adams and Andrew Jackson in 1824 or 1828. The women who used them were not allowed to vote, but no doubt wanted to make their preferences known to the men in the family who could. This rare example is of hexagonal form with embossed gold paper around the sides and a pink paper liner. The lid was held in place by black silk ribbons, of which only one is still present. It has a raised pincushion with a wreath, a rosette and the words "People's Choice". Under the lid is mounted an engraving of "John Q Adams" secured in place under a small glass plate. The glass plate is slightly loose and care must be taken in handling. When displayed, this should not be an issue. The box has only light wear and is remarkably well-preserved, considering its delicate nature and antiquity.

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