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    Ulysses S. Grant: His Purported Well-Smoked Personal Cigar Holder. Grant's cigar was as much a fixture of his persona as FDR's trademark cigarette holder. This highly personal artifact came from E. F. Osbaldeston, who resided in the Saratoga Springs area, and according to his 1929 obituary, maintained that he had treated Grant. It is accompanied by an old tag, which states that the piece came from Grant's home, Mount McGregor, in 1885 and was "presented by E. F. Osbaldeston", presumably to a local historical society or GAR post. A very evocative item in very good, well-used condition. The mouthpiece is missing. Length 2.25". Ex-collection: Robert White.

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    December, 2008
    2nd-3rd Tuesday-Wednesday
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