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    Zachary Taylor, "The People's Candidate for President": A Paper Proof or Wearing Badge in What is Unquestionably the Most Desirable Taylor Design. Over the years, we have encountered paper versions of a number of 1840-1860 ribbon designs. It is not known whether these were manufacturer's proofs, intended for wearing in the same manner as the silk versions, or for use as bookmarks (or possibly all three). In any case, this paper example, the first we have seen for this design, has all the visual appeal of a silk ribbon, especially in this virtually mint condition. Slater's American sold a silk version in comparable condition for over $6000-fifteen years ago. Impressive 3.375" x 8.375" size. From the Merrill C. Berman Collection.

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    February, 2015
    28th Saturday
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