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    Extremely Rare 1 3/4" Jugate Button of Theodore Roosevelt and Charles Fairbanks in an Oncoming Locomotive The engine bears the legend "To Washington 1904" on the front. One of the most unique and desired cartoon button designs, especially as a jugate. This variety twice sold at the $11,000-12,000 level in the early 1990s, but it was then believed that only perhaps four to five were known. Now the population is generally figured to be roughly double that number, but this is still a very small quantity for such a sought-after design. The present example, like the "TR at the Gate" also offered in this sale, is the former Mastro Collection example, and is in predictably pristine condition, coming from this most condition-conscious of all great political collectors. It was bought privately in 1991 by the same party who purchased the "TR at the Gate," and has been off the market since.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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