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    Abraham Lincoln: Deathbed Blood Relic. 1 1/8" x 5/8" section of blood-stained linen upon which the fatally wounded President Lincoln lay during his final hours at the Peterson House. This rare relic was obtained by Charles K. Tuckerman, U.S. Minister to Greece (1868-1872), who was in Washington at the time. The original, larger mounted section of cloth , found in Tuckerman's papers, bore on the paper mount his initial provenance: "Relic from the death bed of Abraham Lincoln, stained with his blood." A color copy of the original sheet and Tuckerman's provenance is included, as well as a 1961 letter from Mary Benjamin to noted collector Norm Flayderman, stating that the sheet came to her from Tuckerman. We also include a Certificate of Authenticity from R & R Enterprises Autograph Auctions. This fragment was removed at some time from the larger sheet of blood-stained linen.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    24th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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