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    Stunning American Artworks Multicolor W. H. Taft Pinback. Based in Coshocton, Ohio, this small company produced some awesome designs for 1908 and 1912, which have become among the most sought-after of early-era buttons. Obviously they were all produced in limited numbers, conceivably all as salesman's samples, as there are no plentiful varieties from this series. This 1 1/4" gem is the plate example from the original 1896-1972 Hake book (page 84, number 68). Condition is choice, including the important American Artworks backpaper. Coincidentally, we sold an unpedigreed copy in our June, 2005 auction (#625, lot 26170), where spirited bidding drove the selling price to $1725.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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