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    Election of 1868: Patent Papers for Campaign Badge. Double-glazed patent papers for "Henry Grigg's Improvement in Campaign Badges" issued October 27,1868. The document is composed of an ornate engraved cover page with purple ribbon and sawtooth paper seal, a diagram on glazed cotton of the badge with signatures making it official (plus photos of three examples of badges patented by Griggs and used in the election of 1868), a printed page from the "United States Patent Office" giving all the specifications of the "improvement" signed in type by the inventor and a transmittal envelope from the patent attorney addressed to Gregg in Waterbury, Connecticut. We assume Grigg had some connection with Scovill's, manufacturer of campaign badges during the 19th century. A unique display item to complement any collection of 19th century ferros and badges.

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    May, 2015
    18th Monday
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