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    William McKinley: Pair of Choice Peoria, Illinois Presidential Campaign Ribbon Badges. Buttons measure 1¾"; ribbons and mounts measure 2 3/8" x 9¼". These campaign ribbon badges, one from McKinley's 1896 campaign and the other from his successful 1900 re-election campaign with running mate Theodore Roosevelt, are gloriously beautiful examples remaining bright and complete down to the gold wire fringe. The 1896 version was issued by the Union Veteran Club of Peoria and features a celluloid button within a thin brass frame with McKinley's portrait suitably captioned "Maj. Wm McKinley" suspended by a flag adorned ribbon from an enameled pendant set atop a red fringed ribbon. This remarkable example features a rather grand Whitehead and Hoag paper label on the reverse. As stated the ribbon badge is in choice condition with only some trivial tarnishing to the gilt-stamped lettering on the ribbon. The other badge, issued by the Fremont Pioneer Club of Peoria features a celluloid portrait of Fremont suspended from a ribbon with crossed flags set atop a red, white and blue fringed ribbon and suspended from a beautiful stamped-brass eagle and flag patriotic motif pendant. This example was manufactured by John A. Bush of Peoria, Illinois. Both ribbon badges would be hard to upgrade.

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    November, 2009
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
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