"I HAVE SEEN BEAUTIFUL JIM KEY" FAMOUS HORSE BUTTON AND LIKELY 1904 EXPO SOUVENIR.
Bidding has ended for this item.
Thank you for visiting our past auction results. If you have an identical (or similar) to this auction item, please call or contact us to discuss. We look forward to speaking with you.
(Includes 15% Buyer's Premium)
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 1:00:00 AM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Wednesday, February 2, 2011 1:00:00 AM)
Auction #202 - Part I
Item numbers 1 through 1553 in auction 202
1.25" with W&H backpaper used 1900-1912. Choice color depiction of this incredible horse doing one of his counting tricks posed before the open drawer of a cash register on a stand. While Jim Key traveled extensively most likely this button was a souvenir from the St. Louis Exposition where he was a huge favorite. He was owned and trained by Dr. William Key a slave-born self trained veterinarian. The horse was credited with abilities to read, write, spell, do math, tell time, sort mail, use a cash register and a telephone, recite Bible passages and engage in political debate. He was known as "The Marvel Of The Twentieth Century" and "The Greatest Crowd Drawer In America." This color button is a good bit scarcer than the somewhat larger button showing him spelling out his name with lettered cards. N. Mint, displaying Mint.
Pictures (click images to zoom in)
Review your bid and press the Confirm Your Bid button below. Important: By confirming your bid, you are agreeing to purchase the item listed below if you are the winning bidder.
You haven't placed any bids.