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    Eugene V. Debs: Rare Convict Pin. Socialist Eugene Debs ran for president five times. His final effort was in 1920 when he was serving prison time for war-time sedition. In spite of the "handicap", he still managed to receive around one million votes. He was jailed in 1919. A series of six so-called "Convict" pins were issued during his incarceration. This is the first one in the series, where he is identified simply as "Convict No. 2253". He was later transferred to another facility and assigned a new number (#9653). This is considered the rarest button in the series and is rarely offered. It is in excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    12th Saturday
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