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    Abraham Lincoln: Choice 1861 Naval Appointment. Lincoln military commissions are readily available in the marketplace, but naval ones are unusual. This example dated August 5, 1861 appoints Rufus C. Spalding "a paymaster in the Navy from June 1, 1861". It is signed by Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles. It still has the embossed green paper seal of the Navy Department. It has one horizontal fold in the middle. It is extremely clean and bright and a fine example. President Lincoln personally signed all military commissions. It is custom matted and framed with a circa 1861 engraving of Lincoln.



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    Nov-Dec, 2011
    30th-1st Wednesday-Thursday
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