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    Winfield Scott: Exceedingly Rare Portrait Ribbon. This is the plate example from Sullivan and Fischer's American Political Ribbons and Ribbon Badges, page 99, number five, and is the only copy we have ever encountered. Fischer identifies it as made of embossed leather, however perhaps he was working only from a photograph. In fact, it is formed of embossed paper with gold foil surface, applied to a typical silk ribbon as background. A fine, high-relief military profile of the 1852 Whig candidate, with "The Hero of Columbia" on a streamer and "Scott" within a vine wreath below. Excellent condition, with one trivial edge flake in the gold foil noted for accuracy. Length 7.375". With the exception of the scarce but obtainable Lundy's Lane variety, Scott ribbons stand with those of Cass and Pierce as the rarest candidates of the ribbon era.

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    November, 2009
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
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