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    A Piece of the Bloodstained Linen Sheet On Which President Lincoln Died. The sheet from Lincoln's bed was obtained at the time by Massachusetts diplomat and politician Charles K. Tuckerman (1821-1896). At some point Tuckerman cut out a bloodstained section measuring 6.5" x 8", which was subsequently divided into small pieces. The present specimen, measuring 0.5" x 1", later passed through the hands of pioneer autograph dealer Mary Benjamin, and a copy of her 1961 letter of transmittal to famed Americana dealer Norm Flayderman is included with the lot. This piece was purchased by the consignor in the December 12, 2014 Heritage auction of the Dr. Michael Stevens Collection, where it sold for $3250. The consignor has been able to match it to the precise place it can be found on the Tuckerman sheet (see photo with our website presentation of this lot).

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    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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