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    William Jennings Bryan: Full-Color Bryan & Stevenson Jugate "Eclipse" Button. This eclipse theme is found on several button designs for 1900, showing one candidate "eclipsing" the other. Most are sepia-toned although there is one variety in color which shows a single Bryan image eclipsing a single portrait of McKinley. All are considered rare; the U.I. Harris specimen of the single-pictures color eclipse was sold for a record $11,700 in 2000 by Slater's Americana. Fewer than five examples of this 1 1/4" jugate version are known and this is the second we have been privileged to handle. We sold the Norm Lowenstern example in 2006 for over $20,000. The present copy is in choice condition and will satisfy the most demanding collector or investor. It was manufactured by the Crescent Art Gallery of Kansas City, Missouri, whose name appears on the bottom curl. A rare opportunity to acquire one of the truly legendary celluloid button rarities.

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