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    William McKinley: The Sought After "Factory Pin." A thriving factory is superimposed over a metal dinner pail, a popular Republican symbol of prosperity. "Do you smoke?...Yes, since 1896! That's what MCKINLEY promised." This delightful 2 1/8" design was issued to support McKinley's 1900 reelection campaign, and is considered a "must have" by most serious collectors of political buttons of that era. A notoriously difficult variety to find in top condition. Most suffer from some combination of foxing, celluloid cracks, lamination problems, etc., but this is a beautiful example, and truly problem-free.

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