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    Polk & Dallas: An Extremely Rare "Pewter Rim" Picturing the Two 1844 Democratic Running Mates. An excellent, newly discovered example of this sought-after rarity. The portraits themselves are nearly flawless, with only a tiny hint of staining on the Dallas side, noted for accuracy. There is even oxidation of the pewter surface, which could quite possibly be cleaned. However, this piece is as found, and we preferred not to alter it. Once again, we note for accuracy a very slight bend in the rim at three o'clock, also probably adjustable. As usual, the hanging loop is absent. Coincidentally, we offered another copy in our August 2008 auction. That example, despite some condition problems with the pewter surface, sold for $10,755. However, over the past 35+ years we have handled only one other copy, in the early 1990s. Probably not much over a half-dozen are known. A very important opportunity for the serious political specialist. Diameter 64mm.

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    December, 2008
    2nd-3rd Tuesday-Wednesday
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