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    [Abraham Lincoln]: Wooden Pin Holder from Lincoln/Herndon Law Office. This interesting relic was "rescued" from the attic of the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office in Springfield. According to a signed 1967 Bill of Sale and Letter of Provenance, the contents of the attic were burned in 1900 by the then current occupants. Despite this travesty, a handful of small objects escaped the inferno. One of them was this 5.5" tall, lidded wooden cylinder, described as a "wooden pin holder". According to the paperwork, it was initially sold to archivist James T. Hickey, then to the brother of dealer King Hostick's business partner, then to University Archives.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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