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    Abraham Lincoln: Strands of Hair and Catafalque Cloth. This lot contains relics obtained upon the death of Abraham Lincoln by contemporaries who had access to same and were desirous of obtaining souvenirs of the Martyr President. They are six strands of Lincoln's hair and a "Piece of the cloth [.5" x 2.25"] that covered the catafalque on which Lincoln's body lay in state [while in Washington]". They are displayed on a sheet of paper with a copy of the letter of provenance and a signed certification by noted handwriting expert Charles Hamilton, affirming their authenticity. The relics were given by Mrs. William Slade, wife of Lincoln's messenger, to L. E. Leigh.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    17th Wednesday
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