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Lot Number: 240
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Theodore Roosevelt Bronze Plaque By James Earle Fraser

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1920-Dated, Impressive Theodore Roosevelt Bas-Relief Portrait Commemorative Plaque by James Earle Fraser, Cast in solid Bronze, with “Fraser - 19*20”, Choice Extremely Fine.

This large handsome 13” x 10” Bronze Plaque is thick and heavy (about 7.5 pounds) with a large Profile Portrait of President Theodore Roosevelt in high-relief, as a Commemorative Memorial display plaque following Teddy’s death in 1919. Below the portrait is an inscription reading: “Aggressive Fighting For The Right Is The Noblest Sport The World Affords.” The sculptor’s name and the date “Fraser - 19*20” appear in the upper right corner. The first two and last two numerals of the date are separated by a ring with a C inside (copyright symbol), making the date appear to read “19C20”. On the back of the plaque there is an original paper slip that identifies the plaque, the artist, and the maker (DecArtS). There are two eyes on the back with a thick copper wire attached for hanging. We have offered and sold several similar examples of this exact same plaque over the years, bringing between about $1,600 to $2,400. The sculptor, James Earle Fraser (1876-1953), is best remembered in the numismatic world as the designer of the United States Buffalo Nickel. This is an impressive, beautiful item that is well worthy of display as intended.
Lot Number: 240
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