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1844-1888 Presidential Campaign Ribbon Lot of (4)

Lot Number 1301

Quantity: Bid Starts: 01/26/2018 12:00:00 
Bid Open: 250.00  Bid Ends: 02/08/2018 23:30:00 
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Cast the deciding vote to claim this group of antique campaign ribbons. Employed for the support of 19th Century presidential candidates, these rare political souvenirs rank as important historical relics. Offered are (4) silk ribbons dating from 1844-1888 campaigns. All of these hardy survivors maintain an impressive appearance, with nicely defined graphics and strong colors, with:


1844 Henry Clay 3 x 8-1/4" Whig Party candidate ribbon with portrait image set in a wreath and the slogans "The People's Choice" and "The Pride of America", also bears the name of vice president candidate (Theodore) Frelinghuysen and a horse and rider depiction, has three horizontal folds, a minor bit of fringe loss at top left, two pinholes at top center and small, unobtrusive threadbare areas, overall pleasing with clearly discernible images and text


1856 John C. Fremont 2-1/2 x 5" first ever Republican Party candidate ribbon with “Free Soil, Free Speech, Free Press, Fremont” slogan and fascinating “Pathfinder” mounted horse graphics, also features the name of vice president candidate (William) Drayton, presents handsomely with clean surfaces front and back, however there is a pinhole in the upper field area and the top and bottom edges are cut unevenly


1884 Grover Cleveland 2-1/2 x 5-1/4" Democratic Party candidate ribbon with portrait photo, facsimile signature and eagle on flags design, incredibly vivid and clean in overall outstanding condition


1888 Benjamin Harrison 2-1/2 x 6" Republican Party candidate ribbon with portrait image and "Our Choice" slogan, also bears the name of vice president candidate Levi P. Morton, shows overall excellent condition with sharp graphics against vivid field



 
 
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