Description

    Lincoln & Hamlin: The Largest 47mm Size of the Distinctive "Donut" Ferrotype. So-called because of their thick, hollow brass shell frames which are reminiscent of a donut. Not surprisingly, because of their large, unprotected tintype surfaces, these large-sized donuts, which were made for all four 1860 candidates, are most often found damaged. While not perfect, the present example suffers only fairly minor imperfections and displays very nicely, as the photos show. Someone long ago scratched the date 1860 in the field above each portrait. There is a little damage to the emulsion along the edge of the Lincoln side from 4:00 to 5:00. A couple of very trivial light surface stains and two fine scratches detract little. The Hamlin side is very clean but for a small emulsion flake at the edge at 5:00. The surface silvering has worn away from the brass frame, leaving it an even metallic color. As is the case with most ferrotypes which have seen some use, significant enlargement of the images tend to exaggerate imperfections and give a false impression. But viewed at actual size, this is a very respectable example.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Miscellaneous Collectibles, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    17th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 561

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 29 days left to consign to the 2018 March 25 - 26 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,738,994