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    Abraham Lincoln: Strands of Hair and Funeral Train Relic. 22" x 18" framed display that includes "Authentic Strands of Abraham Lincoln's Hair, Together with a Piece of the Actual Flag Which Hung From Lincoln's Funeral Train." The frame includes a caption card, color photocopy of Lincoln's autograph, a modern portrait and a color photocopy of the original lock of hair. Laying on top of that photocopy are four strands of actual Lincoln hair. The flag relic is .75" x .25". The lot is accompanied by two Letters of Authenticity signed by Ryan T. Mack. They indicate the flag relic was previously sold by Alexander Autographs (accompanied at the time by a letter from flag-owner Paul Mills, but not present) and that the strands of hair were taken from a lock given to Lincoln presidential secretary Edward D. Neilll who founded Macalester College in Minnesota who later deaccessioned it. A photocopy of the back of the frame that housed the Neill hair is attached.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    3rd Saturday
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