Parker & Davis: Fantastic Advertising Classic. In 1904, the Fairbanks Scale Company saw an opportunity to promote its product, given that the Republican Vice-Presidential nominee was Charles W. Fairbanks. Not wishing to alienate their Democratic customers, they produced buttons favoring both Theodore Roosevelt and his opponent Alton Brooks Parker. This is the Parker version. Titled "Parker and Davis", it shows Parker outweighing TR on a Fairbanks balance beam scale, superimposed on the Capitol Dome. The Democratic rooster, seeing the result, declares "Judge! We're 'It'". This imagery harkens back to the early 19th century nostrum "Weighed in the Balance and Found Wanting." The button has a Baltimore Badge back paper and is in mint, unimprovable condition. We'll "weigh in" on this one by saying "This is a gotta have item!"

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    Nov-Dec, 2011
    30th-1st Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 576

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 31 days left to consign to the 2017 November 10 Space Exploration - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I think Heritage is the best in the business.
    T.M. ,
    Ukiah, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 June 11  Arms & Armor , Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 June 11 Arms & Armor , Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $949,301