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    Abraham Lincoln: Very Rare Papier-Mâché Snuff Box Featuring His Bearded Portrait. "Presid U.S. Lincoln" in gold letters below his color-tinted portrait. Hinged lid, as is typical of these rectangular boxes. This form seems to have largely replaced the round snuff boxes popular from the turn of the 19th century up through the 1840s. We sold a similar box for Pierce in the second Frent Collection auction, and similar boxes are known for Seymour and Grant. This box, measuring 3.75" x 2.25" x 0.875", is in great condition, with several small surface marks visible only when the light is at a certain angle. We know of only one other, deeply ensconced in one of the hobby's top Lincoln collections, which the owner acknowledges to be in lesser condition than the Frent example. It should generate considerable interest from Lincoln and snuff box collectors alike!

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    June, 2018
    2nd-3rd Saturday-Sunday
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