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    George Washington: Three More Wood Fragments from His Original Coffin. One of them still has the original 1.75" screw running through it. Like the handle, the screw is heavily corroded, demonstrating the ravages of moisture which contributed to the decision to reinter Washington less than 40 years after his original burial. The lot consists of a 3.5" by 0.75 inch piece, a 2.5" x 0.75" piece, and a 2.5" sliver. Like the adjacent lots, this group has been consigned by a direct descendent of Bushrod Washington, and is accompanied by a letter of provenance.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    21st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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