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    Theodore Roosevelt: Premiere 1912 TR Single-Picture Button Design. Even in an auction such as this, where truly exceptional celluloids abound, this 1¼" button is a standout. TR's portrait is in the center of a bold red, white, and blue shield, with an L- Square below. At the top is proclaimed "A SQUARE DEAL," while the bottom reads "National Presidential Club 1912". No button back paper present, and the manufacturer's name does not appear on the button itself. Collectors have always had a special affection for items from Roosevelt's 1912 Bull Moose candidacy, and this is reflected in market values. There cannot be more than several examples extant of this remarkable design, and the present copy is in very choice condition (please note that what may appear as several small spots, one of them on his forehead, are in fact concentrations of printer's ink which occurred in manufacture). A button that should incite much bidding competition from Roosevelt specialists and sophisticated generalists alike.

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    November, 2009
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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