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    George Washington: An Iron Handle Removed From His Original Coffin. Like the other relics of the section, this handle was preserved by the Washington family when the first president was reinterred nearly 40 years after his passing. Far rarer than the wood fragments, which were distributed as keepsakes for generations by the family. Heavily corroded surface, which reflects the ravages of moisture which contributed to the decision to reinter his body. Diameter 5.25". Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the consignor, a direct descendent of Bushrod Washington, into whose control Mount Vernon passed after Washington's death.

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    May, 2011
    21st Saturday
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