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    Williams Jennings Bryan: Ultra Rare 1¾" Size of the Classic "Bryan and Laborer Shaking Hands" Design. "Cartoon" button designs were wonderfully innovative in the early 1896-1900 era of political pinbacks. Here we have one of the best, embodying the key themes of Bryan's 1896 candidacy. Rare enough in the "standard" 1¼" size, it is prohibitively so in this dramatic larger version. We feel very safe in stating that not more than several are known, and in fact cannot recall another example in this impressive size. As the photo shows, the overall appearance is beautiful. There is a little, very minor light edge staining from 12:00 to 2:00, which blends with the sepia color and detracts minimally. Only for strictest accuracy do we note a shallow clip, visible only on the reverse side where the paper and celluloid wrap around - clearly as manufactured. A prize in any collection!
    From the Collection of David and Janice Frent


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    February, 2018
    24th Saturday
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