RARE FIRST YEAR 1894 LAPEL STUD BY WHITEHEAD & HOAG FOR "BEN-HUR BICYCLES."
13/16” with front thin metal perimeter holding cello over interior paper showing classic chariot driver and four racing horses. Light tan tone due to nature of the cello covering but no stain. Reverse metal back has four notched points around lower relief lapel stud carrying text of company name and “Pat App’d For.” Small area on metal back without bright silver luster. Rest in Mint. One of the very few lapel stud designs to use celluloid and produced in company’s 1st year of issue.
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