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    COMPLETE SET "CHAMPION PRIZE ENVELOPES - LINCOLN & DAVIS IN 5 ROUNDS" 1861. Only edition of this set. There could only be a few complete sets of these envelopes know, individually they are very rare. Each of these five envelopes represents one round of the Champion prize round. The sub-titles have descriptions of all five events. The series start with Lincoln and Davis in the ring with Union Soldiers on one side & Confederates opposite. The progress through Lincoln tearing pieces of Davis' suit off, putting Davis in head lock, to the Champion belt subtitle, "You shall all have my impartial, constitutional and humble protection". Published by J. H. Tingley, New York.

    Provenance: Al. Emmett Fostell Collection

    Condition: Very minor discoloration, No. 5 cover has spot, bottom left. Overall condition fine-very fine.


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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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