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    Abraham Lincoln: Split-Rail Relic Cane. 36" wooden cane with knob handle. The silver collar is engraved: "Made From a Rail Split 1830/ By Abe Lincoln President 1861". We are unsure of the wood which might be walnut. The knob has some chips and age cracks and screws onto a wooden post. The two halves of the knob separated at some time and have been glued back together. The silver collar is loose and rotates; otherwise, the cane is fully intact and in excellent condition. Although it is not accompanied by written documentation, we are fully confident it dates from the period, specifically 1861, and appears totally righteous. After Lincoln's nomination for President in 1860, there was a big demand for relics of the "Railsplitter", a demand filled, for the most part, by Lincoln's cousin, Dennis Hanks. Such keepsakes were highly-valued, then and now.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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