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Late 1800s-Early 1900s Pin/Button/Badge Collection of (22) with 1896 "Bryan" Political Token

Lot Number 910

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Americana enthusiasts will enjoy this collection of (22) well preserved pins, badges & buttons. This group from the late 19th & early 20th centuries is highlighted by a rare 1896 political token from William Jennings Bryan's presidential campaign. This token which presents as VF in condition has a 1-3/4” diameter and is comprised of base metal. It bears the legends “In Bryan We Trust”, “United Snakes of America” & “Free Silver”, with a mock denomination of “One Dam”. Also included is an assortment of high grade pin badges, police & fire department buttons, lapel pins and a vintage Hohner Marine Orchestra harmonica.

The complete list of included items is as follows:

1896 “In Bryan We Trust” political token medal
1883 “Women’s Relief Corps” Eagle & Cross badge pin
1920 Department of Indiana “Grand Army of the Republic” General Morton commemorative charm
1896 “Wheelman’s day Centennial Souvenir badgepin
B.W.R.S thumbs-up lapel pin
Fort Dix Flag & Eagle lapel pin
(2) bugle motif brass lapel pins (one is missing the pin back)
(6) Police Department buttons (mfg. are (3)-Waterbury, 1-Scovill, 1-Pettibone, and 1-Shannon & Miller)
(7) Fire department buttons ((mfg. are (4)-Scovill, 1-Pettibone, (2) Cincinnati Regalia Co.)
M. Hohner Marine Orchestra Harmonica

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