Spectacular, Absolutely Mint Larger-Size 1860 Lincoln & Hamlin Ferrotype. At 30mm, this variety is substantially larger (and more impressive!) than the "standard" 25mm varieties. It is also highly collectible because examples can be found in this style for all four 1860 tickets, creating the possibility of a super matched set. With increased ferro surface size comes greater vulnerability to damage, so, not surprisingly, a high percentage of the examples in this style exhibit condition problems. We have never seen an example, for any of the four tickets, as pristine as this one! The brass shell frames on this variety were gilded when manufactured, adding a lustrous touch to this example which would, in the baseball card hobby, be termed a "blazer." It is hard to grade-price such a thing of beauty. When we offered a comparably choice example of one of the "standard" Lincoln & Hamlin varieties in our November 2004 auction (#609 Lot 27238), it drew frenzied bidding before selling for $1955, more than twice what an "excellent" example would command. The present variety normally sells for a 50-75% premium over the "standard" types in comparable condition, but is even more of a condition rarity in this magnificent state. A true prize from the Joe Brown Collection. Diameter 30mm.

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    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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