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    The discovery piece

    Abraham Lincoln: Unique 1864 Back-to-Back Ferrotype. Mate to GMcC-1864-52, 23 mm. plush velvet and brass. The "velvet frame" ferros were first introduced in 1860 and were made for all four candidates. Moving ahead to the 1864 election, we occasionally saw the McClellan, but never the Lincoln; however, we assumed one was made. Well, the long wait is over! Our assumption is confirmed! This discovery piece has a beardless portrait of Lincoln on one side, the same one used in the 1860 set. The other side has a portrait of "A. Johnson" which is one we've never seen before. The frame is covered in purple velvet or plush material which is worn around the perimeter. There is light crazing on the Lincoln side. The emulsion is smooth, with no chips, cracks or blistering. The Johnson portrait is quite nice. Both portraits are bold. If you like rare, unique and Lincoln, this is for you!

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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