Badge promoting John Bell for president and Edward Everett for vice president, 1860. Brass with inset ferrotypes. DeWitt JBELL 1860-22. Holed for suspension.
OBV: Ferrotype portrait of Bell set in metallic frame inscribed, JOHN BELL. AND THE CONSTUTITION. REV: Ferrotype portrait of Everett set in metallic frame inscribed, EDWARD EVERETT. AND THE UNION.
Flawless example, superior to the Frent example which sold for $1,875.00 in 2018 (Heritage Auctions, The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part 3 #6189, Lot 43254), and arguably the best example known. The larger size gives this style considerable presence over standard size ferrotypes.
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