DescriptionMartin Van Buren: A Stunning Satin Campaign Ribbon. 2 7/8" x 6 1/2" ribbon listed in Sullivan & Fischer as MVB-2, and is one of the most desirable ribbons in the Tom Huston Collection. The Van Buren & Johnson ticket did not carry Van Buren's home state of New York in 1836. In 1840, the same ticket sought to rectify the embarrassment of four years prior, but not only failed to do so, but lost the general election as well. The slogan "New York's favourite [sic] son" below the portrait, in hindsight, represents a forlorn hope.
Condition: When held up to the light, one sees a handful of miniscule pulls in the fabric, a characteristic commonly encountered. They are barely noticeable at all when the piece lays flat and do not compromise the integrity or visual appeal of the design elements. It still retains much of the original sheen. On a scale of 1 to 10, we'd give this a solid 8. It is the finest example, hands-down, of the three examples that are known. It would be a centerpiece for any early political ribbon collection. Selections from the Collection of Tom Charles Huston.
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