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    Anti-Frémont & Dayton: Rare Significant 1856 "Runaway Slave" Ribbon. 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" yellow silk ribbon. One of perhaps a half-dozen known examples, it is one of the most sought-after American political ribbons. Opponents of the first Republican presidential candidate widely employed scare tactics or race-baiting, declaring that Frémont's election would encourage slaves to leave their masters and head north. The woodcut of the runaway slave was most often associated with the so-called "Black Republican" party. The Merrill Berman example sold for $12,750 at Heritage in February 2015. This fine example has some very minor light aging, excellent overall.

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    November, 2018
    10th-11th Saturday-Sunday
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