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    Johnny Baker: A Superb Pair of Silver Mother-of Pearl Presentation Pieces Given to Baker by Buffalo Bill in 1898. The first is a heavy, massive badge in its original presentation case. A silver bar pin, decorated with a mother-of-pearl panel on which Baker's name appears in yellow, supports a silver pendant with a high-relief buffalo head carved of mother-of-pearl, and engraved on verso: "Crack Shot Johnny Baker 1898". The companion piece is a large silver belt buckle decorated with a matching buffalo head, set into a rich wood background.

    By tradition, they were given to Baker by Cody on the occasion of a parade in New York City in 1898. An artist's rendering of the badge, identified by its distinctive shape, appears on the image of Baker featured on a "Buffalo Bill's Wild West, Congress, Rough Riders of the World" poster (a photo of the rare poster accompanies the lot). The badge measures 2.75" x 4.25", and the buckle is 3" x 3.5".

    For biographical information on Johnny Baker, please click here.


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    June, 2012
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