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    Hughes & Fairbanks: A Most Unusual & Important 1¼" Jugate Button. This Whitehead and Hoag design was widely used for single-portrait buttons in 1904 & 1908, and now we see it resurrected in 1916. Most probably, this was a sample, as we've never encountered this variety before. It is not unique, however, as another copy exists in the collection of the pre-eminent Hughes specialists. Appearance is excellent, although we note a small stain mark on the rim at 12:00, just barely visible when the button is viewed straight-on. There is a very minor manufacturing flaw on the edge at 5:00 and the surface of the metal collet on verso has rust. However, as the photo shows, the button displays quite nicely, and should satisfy most collectors.

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    December, 2017
    2nd Saturday
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