|My 1st pinback of Frank.|
Besides the link above, you may have seen both mine and Frank's pinbacks down in the right had column of the blog.
Surprisingly, one of Frank's pinbacks popped up on eBay a couple weeks ago, starting price, $9.99. Although there are not very many folks knocking down the auction house doors to get a Steueneberg pinback, I always know there is a handful of us Idaho collectors lurking in the shadows. I have made no secret of my desire to score another one of Frank's pins. The $9.99 starting bid or something under $100 was hoped for—but then again this was only the forth pinback of Frank known to exist in the world so who knew what it might go for.
|Frank's 2nd pinback. Not quite as good|
as #1 but cost a lot more.
So now there are four of these pinbacks that I know to exist and I have two of them. Yes, I am still on the hunt, as I need at least three so each of my kids can have one. Then when I am gone, they can decide to keep the pin or put it up for auction. By then, it might be bringing in a small fortune or all of us crazy Idaho collectors will be gone—and Frank will once again be had for a song.
|Complete set only a $1. This a copy taken from online of a brochure of Whitehead & Hoag pinbacks.|
You can also get a peek of Frank #1 in the December 2006 issue of The Advocate in the bottom right hand corner of page 8.
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