• Image of Rare Columbus Enamel Shield & 1893 Information Sheet
  • Image of Rare Columbus Enamel Shield & 1893 Information Sheet
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Rare Columbus Enamel Shield & 1893 Information Sheet

$99.00

Most of you reading this are familiar with the Columbus shields that are "shield" shaped and with sort of a seahorse or something similar on each side. This is a rectangular version of the shield and the first time we've ever seen one other than the "shield" shaped (which come in two sizes). They and this one are all pinbacks and the pin on this one is original and in perfect condition. Perhaps the more valuable piece is the companion sheet that was printed and distributed in 1893. It explains that the revenue from the pins will be used to support students and schools. Like so many items in the Kennel Collection, I had never seen these flyers. He had several of them and no doubt all came from the same source as is typical of Columbian or other historical events. We once discovered printing samples in a long abandoned printing company--and instead of finding one sheet I found 20. Kennel could well have found these in the same fashion. They were printed on very lightweight paper so are quite fragile today. The price is for the unique square Columbus shield and the flyer printed in 1893 to tell buyers what their money would be used for.