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    The Best Eugene V. Debs Socialist Campaign Post Card
    Between 1900 and 1920, Debs ran for the presidency five times (the last time from a prison cell!), and he is probably the best-known and most-collected "Third Party" candidate. Virtually all Debs campaign items are scarce to rare, with postcards selling in the $400 and up range. This is simply a marvelous card, in addition to being one of what knowledgeable specialists believe to be only two known examples. Two pairs of children engage in a tug-of-war with a rope, and the slogan reads, "Everybody's Doing It Now. Doing What? Pulling for E.B. Debs." Probably a 1912 election item as this example was postally used in 1914. Condition is great, especially for a card that went through the mail; call it Ex+.

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    November, 2004
    12th Friday
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