Lot 413    

Fifteen Political Buttons & Tokens
2006, Fall Americana, Nov. 16 & 17
includes a fine silvered brass jugate six-pointed star-form shell with albumen photographs under glass covers of Grover Cleveland with reverse having Allen Thurman with ring hanger at top, 1.25" diameter, PLUS 2nd and 3rd, two slightly different jugate cello pinback buttons with oval and composite bust portraits of Wm. Jennings Bryan & Arthur Sewall, each with gold surrounds and blue background and marked Whitehead & Hoag Co., .8" diameter, PLUS 4th a leather, nickel and cello watch fob with cello portrait of Wm. J. Bryan with red text Victory 1896/W.J. Bryan, 1.25" x 2", PLUS 5th stamped brass figural 2-part shell, with oval frame to hold jugate portraits of candidates (lacks photographs) with pinback spread-winged eagle clutching arrows and olive branches, 2.75" x 2" high, PLUS 6th a white metal stamped 1.5" diameter medallion with bust portrait of J.B. Baker with crossed flags and 1885-1887/J.B. Baker on obverse and No Rebel Flags/Will Be/Surrendered/While/I Am Governor/J.B. Baker, PLUS 7th a stamped brass token with bust portrait of Grover Cleveland 1888 on obverse and Democratic/Candidate/President on reverse, .8" diameter, PLUS 8th stamped aluminum token with bust portrait of Harrison (Ben) on obverse and blank reverse, .8" diameter, PLUS 9th an albumen buttonhole-form button with portrait of unknown candidate, with clear cello cover, marked The Pettybone MFG. Co Cin. O., .8" diameter, PLUS 10th a portrait cello pinback with bust portrait and One Good Term Deserves Another Geo. K. Nash, marked Whitehead & Hoag Co., 0.8" diameter, PLUS 11th cello pinback with bust portrait and John G. Woolley with draped flags above, marked Whitehead & Hoag Co., 0.8" diameter, PLUS 12th a cello pinback with clasped hands and Union Reform Party Direct Legislation, marked Whitehead & Hoag Co., 0.8" diameter, PLUS 13th cello portrait pinback with For Governor Andrew L. Harris, marked Made By The Ohio Badge Co. 696 N. High St. Columbus, O., 0.8" diameter, PLUS 14th a painted pinback with For Willkie President in red, white and blue, 0.8" diameter and unmarked, AND 15th a high-relief cast pewter figural buttonhole piece in the form of a dromedary camel, 1".

Condition:  
1st silver worn and Cleveland's image somewhat light, still VG; 2nd with oval portraits, VG+; 3rd with composite portraits with light soil, VG-; 4th very slight soil, VG; 5th as above and missing pin, G+; 6th holed and moderate wear, VG-; 7th moderate wear and holed, G+; 8th reverse with scratches and holed, G+; 9th-10th VG+; 11th-12th slight toning, else VG; 13th slight scratches, still VG-; 14th, soiled, G+; 15th VG+.
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