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    Abraham Lincoln: Remarkable Cowrie Shell Cameo in Memory of the Slain President. We have a seen a variety of similarly-made shells, as early as Fillmore and as late as Taft. But this one is, by far, the most unique. Clearly made overseas for the American market: the image of Lincoln bears no resemblance, and the raised letters below declare that he was killed at "Ford's Theatre, New York." An attractive and novel period Lincoln memorial item. 3.75" x 2.375".

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2008
    1st Saturday
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