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    Abraham Lincoln: Outstanding Brady Portrait Ribbon. 2 1/2" x 7 3/4" silk ribbon with brocade edging featuring an engraved portrait of Abraham Lincoln based on the Cooper Union photograph taken in late February 1860 by Mathew Brady in his studio on lower Broadway in Manhattan. After the election, Lincoln credited Brady and this portrait with helping him get elected. This is part of a set of Brady single portrait ribbons produced for all four candidates in the election of 1860. We are selling the other three candidates separately in the sale. This example is in unimprovable condition and is the best one we have handled. Choice examples have sold in the $7,000-plus range on several occasions. These are often found trimmed down or removed from an album. This is the full size, as made, worthy of a premium bid.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    24th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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