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    Abraham Lincoln: Outstanding Figural Stickpin. 7/8" x 1 1/2" brass shell with die-cut bust of Lincoln facing right, inscribed below: "Free Speech/ Free Press/ To Time I Appeal/ Stand Firm". Beautiful patina. To our mind, a very significant piece by virtue of the inclusion of key campaign issues. Lincoln was criticized for various war-related actions that some viewed as overreach of his constitutional authority. These included suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, the arrest of agitators such as Clement Vallandigham, temporary closure of newspaper facilities, obstacles put in the way of the mail delivery of opposition newspapers, etc. Here, Lincoln reaffirms his commitment to fundamental liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights and asks for continued public support so that he could complete his task of re-storing the Union. We know of only one other example.



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