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This 1912 Theodore Roosevelt, Hiram Johnson political pin was worn by my grandfather at the 1912 Republican convention. It is a good sized pin, 3/12 inches across and is in. Rey good original condition. There is a mark on the picture below the right eye of President Roosevelt that may be a pen mark on the pin. Because of its age, I am not sure about this. The pin is not damaged otherwise in any way and is remarkably clear and quite usable. Buyer pays shipping, seller guarantees satisfaction with a 7 day trial with full refund.
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On Apr-24-13 at 16:05:43 PDT, seller added the following information:I turned this item over to the back area and noticed that there is no pin to pin it on. It has a very small metal area where one probably was at one time, but is not there now. I have not figured how to upload pictures through my computer, but can send serious buyers who provide email address pictures of the back. The back is in good condition otherwise. I am a professional clarinetist with little knowledge of this item other than I inherited it from my family. My grandfather, Chester Harvey Rowell was for many years a Progressive Party Delegate to the national conventions and obviously kept this lovely pin. It has been in the family since 1912.On Apr-27-13 at 13:11:03 PDT, seller added the following information:
A bit more history of this item: It was stored in a box in my Grandfather's residence on Mt. Tamalpius Road, in Berkley, California from 1912 until his death in 1948. It was in a box with many other items from his activities as a Delegate to the Republican and Progressive Party national conventions from 1908-1936. Upon his death in 1948, my mother, Diana M. Rowell inherited this box of items and stored them in our home in Redwood City , California from 1948-1998.She briefly lived in San Carlos, California from 1998 until 2003 and Lebanon, Oregon, from 2003 until her death at the age of 93 in 2006. She carefully catalogued many, many Rowell family items, including many from Captain Jonathan Harvey Rowell, Chester's father, Civil War vet, US Senator from Bloomington, ILL. and this pin was in a box with a mixture of items from Captain Jonathan and Chester Harvey's political activites. I have had the box in an air conditioned environment in Texas since 2006. The pin is slightly discolored for age, and has a small mark to the far right, which to my completely untrained eye appears to be a manufacturing blemish. I will of course give a 7 day trial with full refund on this pin, as I have done for many years on with my musical items I sell . Thankyou, Chester Rowell, grandson of Chester Harvey Rowell