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    Roosevelt & Fairbanks: Stunning Large Full-Color 1904 Jugate Campaign Poster. Perhaps the most noteworthy change in political item collecting patterns since your writer entered the hobby in the 1960s has been the increased emphasis on display items. The "old time" hobby very much revolved around pinback buttons. A few legendary collectors such as U.I. "Chick" Harris and Kenton Broyles were aggressive collectors of cloth, paper, and three-dimensional items, but most hobbyists could store virtually their entire collections in butterfly cases. Around 1990, more and more newer collectors seemed to diversify their interests. Early china, political flags, and turn of the century color lithography became particularly sought after and valued. This spectacular large 40" x 27" poster by San Francisco printers Britton and Rey must surely be ranked near the pinnacle of the last category. The color lithography is so rich and nuanced as to give the poster an almost three-dimensional presence. Condition is outstanding, with several very subtle partial creases detectable only on careful examination, and noted purely for accuracy. With numerous recorded sales of the familiar "Bryan Octopus" poster (readily available in the 1970s for $100 - $150) in a range from $5,000 to nearly $10,000, our estimate seems quite realistic. Elegantly double matted and custom framed to an overall 48" x 35". This lot requires 3rd party shipping.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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