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    Rare 1 1/4" Button from "Fighting Bob" La Follette's 1924 3rd Party Candidacy. In 1924, La Follette's Progressive Party mounted one of the most serious third party challenges in American political history. But rampant prosperity made it hard for the movement to gain traction, and Coolidge won in a landslide. Except for a couple of common, nationally distributed items, La Follette campaign novelties are scarce to rare. This very tough button is especially nice as it is the mate to the popular "John William Davis" variety, offered elsewhere in this auction, by the same manufacturer. There was a little moisture trapped between the button paper and celluloid in manufacture, and a very trivial light rim soil mark at 8:30, but overall in very good condition. The only other example we can recall having was heavily foxed.

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    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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