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    Abraham Lincoln: Very Rare Presidential Wax Seal. 9 1.2" x 14 1/2" transmittal envelope. The return address reads "Executive" and the addressee is "To The President of the Senate of the United States." The contents (no longer present) were no doubt an important communication from the President and were removed through a slit at the top of the envelope. This left the wax seal intact. That seal appears on the verso and depicts an American eagle, thirty-five stars and the words "Seal of the President of the United States". The 35 stars would date it from June 20, 1863 to October 31, 1864, fully within the term of office of Abraham Lincoln. A wonderful relic of our greatest president!

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    24th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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