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I have these two old political buttons that I would like to

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I have these two old political buttons that I would like to learn more about as well as their values. Thank You
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rarewares replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 month ago.

Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser and I'd be happy to help.

I see the text on the back of one of the pins but can't read it--can you type it here?

Jennifer

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It is hard to read but this is what I believe it says:
The question marks mean I'm not sure exactly what that number is ***** thatcspotButton made by
The Whitehead and Hoag CO
Newark N J USA
Pat. April ? 1896
July ? 1896
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 month ago.

Thanks!

Here's a great article on Whitehead Hoag:

http://www.tedhake.com/viewuserdefinedpage.aspx?pn=whco

The stick pin, which is of Teddy Roosevelt, may be by another company since it's unmarked, but probably not since the frame matches the other. This is campaign memorabilia. The value would be around $225.

So far I'm not sure who the other subject is--do you have any idea? Or should I keep digging?

Jennifer