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    Wendell Willkie: Lot of Five 1940 Presidential Campaign Pinback Buttons and Ribbons. A wonderfully representative assortment of Willkie campaign memorabilia including: a 2¼" stark celluloid "Willkie" in red letters on a white background with an attached "Willkie" ribbon; a 2" celluloid portrait button captioned "Willkie For President" with a St. Louis Button Company backmark, missing the pin; a 1¾" celluloid "Life Begins in '40 Win With Willkie" button; a Willkie acceptance day ribbon measuring 2" x 6" issued by the Illinois Republican State Central Committee; and a Willkie Notification Day ribbon for Champaign County, Illinois measuring 2" x 6". Each ribbon is suspended from a red, white, and blue brass-framed pendant and each bear the maker's mark of Charles M. Geraghty, Chicago. The ribbons are moderately wrinkled and are in need of some minor pressing to straighten them out; otherwise all examples are in very good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
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