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    A Remarkable Set of Matched 1860 Ferros

    1860 Election: A Stunning Matched Set of Four Scarce Oversized Ferrotypes. At 28mm, these beauties have amazingly greater display presence than the typical 24 & 25mm varieties. The Douglas & Johnson is the most frequently seen, and indeed it is the only one of the four actually pictured by Sullivan. The Lincoln & Hamlin is very tough & obviously desirable, and we cannot recall ever having another Breckenridge & Lane. Condition is terrific: the Lincoln is near mint, but for a tiny edge clip (as made) on the obverse ferro insert; the Bell is pristine but for several small indentations which appear to have occurred in manufacture, unobtrusively located on Everett's coat at 6:00; the Breckenridge is pristine, and like the Bell has full original luster on the brass frame; the Douglas is near mint. All eight ferrotype images are bright & choice. A remarkable set which would be all but impossible to duplicate.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    12th-13th Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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