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    James Buchanan: Outrageous In-Your-Face Post-Election Ribbon. Unbelievable 3" x 9" pink silk ribbon issued by the "Baltimore Republican" newspaper following Buchanan's election victory in 1856. Titled: "Clear the Track! Old [Buck] Is Coming", it ridicules the losing candidates Frémont and Fillmore through invective and satirical references. Frémont is chided as the proponent of emancipation and is "Off For The Rocky Mountains". Fillmore, who could only manage to win the electoral votes of Maryland, is doomed to travel to Salt River on the ship "Know-Nothing". We're not sure of the symbolism of the pepperbox pistol linked with Fillmore. Some faint fold lines, but generally in excellent condition. A rare and important piece.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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