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    COLORFUL WHIG CONVENTION SILK RIBBON. 2 x 7 1/4" red, white and blue silk ribbon with American flag, inscribed "Delegate to the Whig National Convention. Baltimore, Sept. 17th, 1856." Printed by McCoul & Slater. PRISTINE condition save for one small ink spot, as shown. The Whigs fielded their last presidential ticket in 1852 and all the nominating conventions for 1856 had concluded their conventions by June of that year. The period between 1853 and 1860 had dislocated Whigs searching out new party affiliations and it was not uncommon for the name "Whig" to still be used during this period. The "convention" referred to in this unique ribbon has eluded our initial research. Our guess is that a meeting of unaffiliated Whigs convened at this time in order to determine their future as a political entity and to decide whom to endorse in the general election. A wonderful piece with bold graphics ­unabashedly patriotic!

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    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
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