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    The "Holy Grail" of Political "Coat-Tail" Buttons: the 1912 Wilson and Cox Jugate Always spoken of in reverential tones, this 1 1/2" button is near the top of some of the hobby's most sophisticated want lists. Made by the Ohio Badge Co., it features an unusual pose of Wilson paired with the same Cox photo used on the standard, "For Governor," picture buttons. To the best of our knowledge, this previously unknown copy from an old Ohio collection is only the third to surface in the hobby. Condition appears excellent but careful examination reveals some flaws. There are a half dozen minor spots in the field, and several small fine surface scratches which are visible only when the light is at a certain angle. There is also a manufacturing flaw in the crimping of the celluloid from 3:30 to 5:00, making the surface at the edge rather flat there, rather than the typical soft rounding. However viewed casually in a riker mount, none of these technical flaws is noticeable. While this may not be the right button for someone who collects "condition for condition's sake," we find it a quite acceptable example of this major rarity.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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