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    Great 1908 Taft and Sherman Trigate Button with Roscoe Conkling This 1 1/4" trigate is very rare, but we have seen it offered a couple of times over the years. We cannot recall its ever having been properly explicated when offered, however. Conkling had been a powerful New York Republican Senator, however he passed from the scene two decades before William Howard Taft and James Sherman were running. However, Utica, New York boasted a famous Republican marching group known as Conkling's unconditionals (it was a common practice to name local organizations after earlier party heroes, such as Blaine and Conkling). They marched in Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 inaugural parade, and undoubtedly inspired or actually ordered this 1908 design. Choice condition.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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