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    Abraham Lincoln: Eagle Figural Campaign Torch. 8.5" x 9.5" brass figural eagle torch, in the round. It has the original two long wick-holders or burners, but lacks the mounting bracket. The kerosene was housed in the eagle's wings. It is the cataloger's opinion that these were used by the Lincoln marching club, the War Eagles, in the election of 1864. They were in part inspired by "Old Abe, the War Eagle", the famous mascot of a Wisconsin regiment. There is one indentation on the side of one of the wings, but none in the body. There are scattered traces of the original gilding. One of the burners is titled inward. None of the seams in the eagle have split. They are totally intact. Quite nice.

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    May, 2017
    13th Saturday
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