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    William McKinley: The Legendary 1896 "Hobby Horse" Cartoon Button. This spectacular and very rare design has always been a "holy grail" item among advanced collectors, along with its Bryan opposite. Only perhaps six to eight examples are known, most of which have serious condition issues. This one displays beautifully; although, for accuracy we note some very minor rim foxing from 4:00 to 6:00, just barely visible when the button is viewed from the front. If one were looking for an excuse not to buy this button, this slight imperfection would suffice, but in our opinion, it would not serve as a valid reason to skip over this rare opportunity. Size 2 1/8".

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2007
    26th-27th Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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