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1790s-1970s Presidential/Political Campaign Pin, Medal & Token Lot of (300+)

Lot Number 1035

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Easily the most fascinating collection of its type we have ever offered, this election race bundle is destined to garner serious attention. Presented is a lot of (300+) pins, medals and tokens from presidential and other political campaigns. Boasting a considerable contingent of presidential items, this exciting assortment dates from the 1790s-1970s and is loaded with scarce treasures, including excellent presidential campaign representation for the period 1824-1972.

Highlights are antique medals and tokens with:

1796 "The Three Thomas's" token (VF+) with a satirical depiction of three hanged men on the obverse, these men are named on the reverse as "Thos. Spence, Sir Thos. More, Thos. Paine", along with the legend "Advocates for the Rights of Man"

1824 Andrew Jackson "Hero of New Orleans" presidential campaign token, "holed" presents XF+ details

1838 William H. Seward "Governor of New York" campaign token, "holed" presents VG details

1840 William Henry Harrison "The Hero of Tippecanoe, The People's Choice" presidential campaign high relief medal, "holed" presents XF+ details

1840 Martin Van Buren "Weighted in the Balance" presidential campaign token, "holed" presents XF details

1840 Martin Van Buren "Democracy" presidential campaign high relief medal, "holed and corroded" presents VG-FN details

1841 Major General W.H. Harrison "Go It Tip, Come It Tyler" presidential campaign medal, "holed" presents FN details

1844 James K. Polk/George M. Dallas "Success Will Crown Our efforts" presidential campaign medal, "holed, moderately porous" presents XF details

1848 Major General Zachary Taylor " A Little More Grape" presidential campaign high relief medal, "holed/plugged" presents XF+ details

1852 General Franklin Pierce "The Statesman & Soldier" presidential campaign medal, "holed" presents XF details

1856 James Buchanan "The Crisis Demands His election" high relief presidential campaign medal (XF)

1856 Millard Fillmore "Be Vigilant" presidential campaign high relief medal (AU)

1868 Ulysses S. Grant/Schuyler Colfax "Let Us Have Peace" presidential campaign medal (BU) with proof-like mirror surface

1868 Grant/Colfax "National Union Republican Candidates" presidential campaign high relief medal, "holed" present XF+ details

1880 James A. Garfield/Chester A. Arthur "Union" presidential campaign medal (VF)

1884 Grover Cleveland/Thomas Hendricks "Broad Platform" presidential campaign medal "holed" presents VF details

1888 Benjamin Harrison/Levi Morton "Protection to American Industry" presidential campaign medal, "holed" presents XF details

1888 Grover Cleveland/A.G. Thurman "Reform" (not elected) presidential campaign medal, "holed" presents (BU) details

1892 Grover Cleveland/Adlai Stevenson I "National Democratic Candidates" presidential campaign medal (XF)

1892 Benjamin Harrison/Whitelaw Reid "National Republican Candidates" (not elected) presidential campaign medal (VF+)


Additional highlights are (14) campaign medals of unsuccessful presidential candidates with: 1844 Henry Clay "holed" present AU; 1848 Lewis Cass (XF); 1852 Major General Winfield Scott (VF); (2) 1856 John c. Fremont (BU, XF); (2) 1860 Stephen A. Douglas (both XF); 1860 John Bell (AU); 1964 Major General George B. McClellan "holed" presents AU; (2) Horatio Seymour one (BU) and one "holed" presents VF+; 1872 Horace Greeley "holed" presents BU; 1880 Winfield Scott Hancock "holed" present XF+; 1884 James G. Blaine "holed" presents AU


Also present are (270+) 1860s-1970s presidential and other office pins, medals and tokens ranging in condition as (80% EX to NM, 20% GD to VG-EX) including (250+) pins with George Washington, U.S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt, Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, William Jennings Bryan, Alton B. Parker, Charles E. Hughes, Al Smith, Alf Landon, Wendell Willkie, Thomas Dewey, Adlai Stevenson, Barry Goldwater, Hubert H. Humphrey, Fiorello La Guardia and many others, plus the League of Nations and a good number of anti-FDR slogan types such as "No Crown for Franklin"; "Roosevelt for Ex President", "Third International, Third Reich, Third Term???", "Doctor Jekyll of Hyde Park" and "No Third Termites"

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