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    Rare and Important Martin Van Buren Papier-Mache Snuff Box Three dimensional display items of any kind for Van Buren are few and far between. This box is particularly significant because many hobbyists seek to collect as many boxes for different presidents and candidates as possible, and Van Buren is among the toughest. A quick review of the eight catalogs in the U. I. "Chick" Harris series fails to disclose a single Van Buren example from that landmark collection. A particularly choice Van Buren box surprised many as it fetched nearly $10,000 in a prominent Chicago-area auction last year. The present attractive variety features a color-toned portrait on gold background, with "Martin Van Buren 8th President of the United States" around. Beautiful condition but for the network of fine surface crazing seen on so many of these papier-mache box lids. Diameter 2.8", height 0.7".

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    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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