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    Rare Full-Color 1900 William Jennings Bryan 1 1/4" "Eclipse" Button. This popular concept was used on several different designs by different manufacturers in the 1900 election. All are rare and highly valued by collectors. In general, Bryan eclipsing McKinley are better than McKinley eclipsing Bryan, and the most desirable of all are the color single and jugate eclipse varieties. The U. I. "Chick" Harris collection example of this present variety sold for over $11,000 when that monumental collection was auctioned by Slater's Americana several years ago.

    This one is from the Pearl Kimbrough Collection, and still has the paper insert with her cost on the back: $3.50! While it is not a perfect example, its flaws are basically minor and tolerable. What appears to be some black speckling and smudging is actually not a fault at all, but part of the shading in the design. There are minor small rim nicks at 12:00 and 6:00, and a small stain mark at 12:00. A hint of trivial, light rim foxing, not visible from the front, is inconsequential. As anyone who takes the trouble to view an enlarged image on our web site will see, this is a very acceptable example for all but the highly condition-conscious, and at an attractively affordable price level.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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