Hail the Chiefs and some prominent also-rans, with this 1880s-1950s presidential campaign collection of (132). This far reaching selection is loaded with interesting examples, including several campaign medals, traditional real photo and slogan pins, several tabbed badge types, a couple of metal mascot die-cuts, a trio of stereoviews, a ribbon, and oddly enough, a thimble. Condition ranges (70% EX to NM+, 30% GD to VG-EX).
c.1888 B. Harrison ribbon with facsimile autograph: graphics are distinct, some staining at bottom left, and typical fraying at top and bottom are noted;
1880s-1890s Campaign medals (6) holed unless noted: c.1880 Garfield/Arthur with "Union" shield on reverse, not holed; (2) different 1888 Harrison/Morton with "Protection to American Industry" slogan, one bronze, one white metal; 1888 Grover Cleveland "Democratic Candidate President", (2) identical 1880 Hancock/English with rooster on reverse;
1897 McKinley Inauguration medal holed;
1896 Bryan/Hobart die-cut beetle pin with folding wings that feature photos of the candidates; the Hobart photo is abraded and unrecognizable;
c.1900 McKinley/T. Roosevelt "Full Dinner Bucket" pin;
1900s Stereoviews (3): McKinley solo; McKinley and Cabinet; T. Roosevelt solo;
1920s Coolidge metal thimble;
1920s Coolidge metal die-cut elephant pin;
c.1930s-1940s GOP metal die-cut elephant head pin;
Balance are (116) pins and tin badges dating from the 1890s-1950s, with: Bryan (3); Taft (3); Wilson (2); Harding (1); Coolidge (1); Hoover (6); Smith (4); F. Roosevelt (16); Landon (2); Dewey (9); Willkie (11); anti-FDR (12); Eisenhower (22); Stevenson (22); and miscellaneous (2).