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    Cox & Roosevelt: The Iconic "Americanize America" Jugate Pinback. All Cox & Roosevelts are rare, and this pairing is by far the rarest and most expensive of pinback buttons. The two most readily available designs, by Whitehead & Hoag and St. Louis Button Co., have changed hands several times in recent years at prices averaging in the mid-$20,000s range. Only perhaps four or five "Americanize America" examples are known, and we are not aware of any sold publicly for many years. We were involved in the private sale of a specimen in the 1990s, and that one traded at $45,000. The terrific slogan, so typical of the times, has combined with rarity to make this arguably the best C-R variety. In 1920 Americans were still processing the violent Russian Revolution, and left wing radicalism was at high tide in the U.S. To a great extent this movement was rooted in immigrant populations, and popular fears fueled the great revival of the Ku Klux Klan in the early 20s. The "Americanize America" slogan reflected that mindset.

    The Berman example is essentially in very nice condition, although there are some minor light moisture marks on the perimeter, not touching the lettering. These marks are noticeable on close examination, and in our opinion justify only a slight reduction in valuing this specimen. Diameter 7/8".

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    June, 2015
    27th Saturday
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