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    Taft & Bryan: A Classic Bartender's or Salesman's Friend 1 ¾-inch Button. Hobby lore has long identified buttons of this type as novelties to be worn by those who didn't want to offend supporters of either candidate. However, it is also possible that they were issued to sales reps of the button maker, demonstrating that the design was available for both opposing candidates. This 1 3/4" beauty from the "golden age" election of 1908 features goddesses of liberty and plenty flanking a glowing torch and shield with portraits of the candidates below. There are a handful of faint stains below Taft's portrait, but the button is very bright and well-centered with no other defects worthy of mention. It remains a very handsome and graphic piece.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2015
    26th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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