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    Key from Lincoln's Tomb. Ornate jointed bronze "key", or portion of a locking mechanism, about 2.5" long; framed with its original descriptive tag (penciled by Herbert Wells Fay, longtime custodian of Lincoln's Springfield tomb) describing it as "From lock north door." This object was doubtless removed, and saved by Fay, when the tomb was rebuilt in 1931 due to deterioration. Fine, dark green and brown patina; unusual and decorative.

    Provenance
    : Herbert Wells Fay collection, sold by Riba-Mobly auctions, South Glastonbury, Conn., 26 October 1985, lot 185.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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