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    Eugene V. Debs: Rarest Design of the Famed 1920 "Convict Button" Series. Rather than being identified by name, Debs is simply "Convict no 2253" on this classic third-party button. Debs ran his fifth and final quixotic presidential campaign from his prison cell in 1920. All convict button varieties are scarce and highly valued by collectors. The more familiar designs depict him in prison garb behind bars, but sophisticated specialists recognize the rarity of this version. Choice condition. Diameter 7/8".

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
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