Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Abraham Lincoln: A Unique and Important 1860 "Coat-tail" Campaign Ribbon from Illinois. It also touts Richard Oglesby, who was elected to his first of three terms as governor that year. He is best remembered for having dubbed Lincoln the "Rail Splitter," a nickname whose theme appeared on so many familiar 1860 campaign items. However, to our knowledge, this is the first appearance of this unlisted ribbon. Great condition. Length 8.125".

    It is sold with a typical Lincoln campaign badge with beautiful bearded ferro because the two were found together and presumably belonged to the same Lincoln supporter (although it is obviously an artifact of the 1864 re-election campaign). There is wear to the nearly-separated flag-ribbon which has a tape repair on verso. A prize for the serious specialist in Lincoln or Illinois political items.
    From the collection of Robert and Julie Sterling.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 697

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 April 23 Historical Manuscripts Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $936,556