January 2003 Americana Catalog.

Lot# 1334

GW in Oval Center. Wide Spacing Between GW. Cobb's Emilio Variety. Cobb 5c, WHB.4A, RAU.WI.11C, DeW.GW1789.8, F/R.B.1017. Very Fine. Copper. 101.8 gns. 34.3 mm. Original shank. Single piece. The front is a light brown with pale purple and rose overtones, some areas brighter. The back is darker, as expected. Cobb's descriptive label on the back. LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT in a banner around the top, GW in an oval in the center. Same wide spacing between G and W as on the preceding, but banner ends are straight. Cobb seems to have discovered this variety and named it the ``Emilio'', after the piece in the Captain Emilio Collection of Military Buttons at the Essex Institute. Cobb believed it to be the commonest of all the GW in Oval varieties. {cp8}(SEE COLOR PLATE)