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    George Washington: Relics from His Original Coffin. Nearly 40 years after his death in 1799, Washington was reinterred at Mount Vernon. His body was transferred to a new coffin, as the old one was already significantly deteriorated. The Washington family saved a significant part of the coffin, and for generations passed out small pieces as souvenirs to friends and well-wishers. This lot, consigned by a direct descendent of Bushrod Washington, consists of two tacks, two leather fragments, a small nail, and the piece of wood measuring 2.25" in length. A letter of provenance from the consignor accompanies this lot.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    21st Saturday
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