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    McKinley & Bryan: A Rare Matched Pair of Horse-Bridle Rosettes. One affixed these rosettes to one's horse, either to participate in a political parade, or just to promote one's favorite candidate in lieu of wearing a pinback button. These rosettes seem to have appeared on the market in 1884. The earlier versions had glass coverings, and can be found in different varieties for all of the presidential and vice-presidential candidates from 1884-1892. However, these are the first we can recall seeing for Bryan and McKinley. They are of familiar construction, except that the portraits set into the brass frames are covered with celluloid rather than glass. Both are in excellent condition. Diameter of each 1.75".

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2007
    26th-27th Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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