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Celluloid Republican candidate badges comprising: 1.) Rectangular celluloid pinback with hanger bar imprinted "McKinley & Hobart." Bears blue silk ribbon with red & white borders imprinted in silver "1896" above crossed flag poles with applied silk waving flags over a 1-3/4" circular celluloid jugate badge. Features affixed 3/4-profile, bust-length, name portraits. Bears silver impressed "Protection / Reciprocity / Sound Money" text. Retains gilt metal fringe attached at bottom. Reverse of ribbon impressed "Pat. Oct. 18, 1892 - Mar 7, 189(?)" accompanied by a printed paper label at bottom with patent information dated 1892-96. 2.) Rectangular celluloid pinback hanger bar imprinted "Millinery Trade" with red, white, and blue silk U.S. Flag ribbon imprinted at bottom "McKinley & Hobart / Honest Money." Features an affixed 1-3/4" circular celluloid jugate badge at center with 3/4-profile, bust-length name portraits. Total lengths 8-1/2" and 5-1/2".


Each with minor surface wear and toning. "Millinery Trade" example's ribbon bears frayed edge and minor stains.

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McKinley & Hobart - Two 1896 Jugate Badges & Ribbons

Estimate $300 - $500Oct 14, 2016
Glen Cove, NY, USA