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    Abraham Lincoln: High Grade Rail Splitter Brooch. Lots of American presidents were born in log cabins (James Buchanan among them), but Lincoln was also a rail splitter. His partisans adopted that moniker and used it with good effect to propel him to the White House. This highly desirable gilt brass shell brooch is in the shape of an ax and has embossed lettering that reads: "The Rail Splitter Honest Abe". It comes in both silvered brass and gilded brass. This gilded brass version is, be believe, the finest example known and looks like the day it was made. It measures 1 3/8" across.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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