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    Abraham Lincoln: Sixth Plate Cased Portrait. Sixth plate tinted tintype or engraving in embossed leather case (front detached). The copper mat has raised patriotic designs and is titled "E Pluribus Unum". We have seen Lincoln tintypes formatted identically. This has some characteristics of a tintype (grey tones), but may be a hand-colored engraving, although engravings typically do not have grey backgrounds. It has been sealed using maroon-colored paper and shellac on the back side and has been that way since day one. Quite an unusual piece, despite the standard Brady $5 pose of Lincoln and quite striking.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    24th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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