Two (2) William McKinley first presidential campaign pinback buttons, 1896. 1st item: Campaign button depicting McKinley riding a bike with black lettering reading "GOLD" and "SILVER" on the front and back wheels, with additional lettering reading "TO THE WHITE HOUSE" across the top, against an off white background. Patent marks dated 1896 bottom edge. Retains Whitehead and Hoag, Newark, New Jersey back paper. 1 1/4" dia. 2nd item: Campaign button depicting McKinley sitting in a throne-like chair above his Democratic rival William Jennings Bryan with black lettering reading "MCKINLEY 1896" centered below against a white background. Patent marks dated 1896 bottom edge. Retains Whitehead and Hoag, Newark, New Jersey back paper. 13/16" dia. Provenance: Private Southern estate. CONDITION: Overall good condition with light surface scratches. Rust to metal. Toning/dampstaining to back papers. 1st item: Few minute spots, 3/4" x 1" area of dampstainting to surface.
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