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    Broadside Announcing the "Sale! of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace." Arguably the original Lincoln collectible! This legal notice broadside, 11" x 23", announces the bankruptcy sale of the farmstead purchased by Lincoln's father Thomas Lincoln in 1808 and the cabin where Abraham Lincoln was born. The sale took place on August 28, 1905, on the courthouse steps in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Only three bidders participated, including a whiskey distiller who planned to use the cabin to advertise "Lincoln Birthplace Whiskey." The winning bidder was a representative of Collier's Magazine. The final price was $3,600. A year of fund raising by members of the Lincoln Farm Association (including Samuel Gompers and William Jennings Bryan) was sufficient to restore the cabin to its original site. It is now known as "The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site." Some chipping, else fine.

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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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