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    Awesome Large 1860 Lincoln Ferrotype Belt Buckle
    The mate to the Stephen Douglas offered elsewhere in this catalog. These large ovals were made, both as pins and as belt buckles, for all 1860 candidates, but only a handful have survived. The Lincolns usually have the familiar "Cooper Union" -style portrait. This is the only one we can recall seeing with this quarter-turned beardless portrait. It is usually seen on standard, smaller size round ferros, which of course show only the face and collar. The pose is quite striking in this form, with full chest visible. This is the plate example from Hake's 1789-1916 book (no. 3045, p. 60), although that volume presents a rather fuzzy photo. The image is a little evenly dark, as made, but otherwise choice, and really a splendid specimen.

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    November, 2004
    12th Friday
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