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    Very Fine 1868 Grant & Colfax Silk Political Flag. These campaign flags rank as perhaps the premier category of early political collectibles. Made in various forms and style for most presidential candidates from Harrison in 1840 through the early 20th century, they adorned campaign headquarters, rallies, etc. in great numbers. However, just a comparative handful of these colorful artifacts survive today, and many of those are the lone known examples of that variety.

    Star configuration and bold type style combine with vivid color, nice 17" x 12" size, and rarity to make this one of the nicest Grant & Colfax examples we have seen. Light general "aging", and one minor tear by the edge at lower right hand corner; however, we would consider the overall condition to be excellent for the type.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2006
    7th Wednesday
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