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Presidential quiz 10-30

by Sandra Lee Stuart (10/30/08).

19th-century Hartranft gubernatorial campaign ribbon

In the 19th century, all manner of ways were found to show support for your candidate. The silk campaign ribbon was but one additional way to do that. Cowan’s Auctions featured this very unusual and quite scarce campaign ribbon for John Hartranft running on Abraham Lincoln’s memory during his campaigns for governor of Pennsylvania in 1872 and 1876. The estimated value was between $300 and $400. What was the final realized auction value in 2002?

Hartranft gubernatorial campaign ribbon

A. $270
B. $575
C. $880


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