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    Harry S Truman: 4" Judgeship Portrait Button. Featuring a very youthful portrait, it comes from the same election as the sought-after "Harry S. Truman for Judge Eastern District" 7/8" picture pin. It is much rarer however, with only a small handful known. It is rightly considered a "key" Truman and a most worthy centerpiece. The position sought was not a judge in the usual sense, but more of a county executive. This is an extremely clean example with only a small dimple near the top, common to many large celluloid buttons. It has a cardboard back with easel attachment, now present but incomplete. There is also some paper loss and glue residue on the cardboard backing from previous mounting, of no consequence whatsoever. It was made by Whitehead & Hoag and matches the large Coolidge and Davis picture buttons made around the same time.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    7th Saturday
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