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    One of the Top Teddy Roosevelt Campaign Buttons This 1 1/2" prize was formerly in the legendary U. I. "Chick" Harris Collection, and is the plate example from the original 1896-1972 Hake book (page 68). The present consignor purchased it in a 2000 Harris Collection auction, where it was one of the most hotly-contested lots in the whole eight-auction series, selling for well over $3,000 against an estimate of $900. Dated 1904, it carries the slogan "For President Teddy the Rough Rider," and shows him in full uniform, always desired by collectors. But the most important design feature is the slogan "His Policy Equal Rights To All" on the scroll he holds. The slogan may well encompass women's rights, and memorabilia of this movement is hotly pursued by specialist collectors. Condition is basically excellent, although there is a little minor light rim foxing at 4:30, barely visible when viewing the button from the front. We have never seen another example, although we have heard that a second copy does exist.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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