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    Abraham Lincoln: Commemorative Ribbons. 1) 5" x 10 ¼" woven silk ribbon manufactured in Switzerland in 1866 for the American market, includes Second Inaugural Address quote, rare and colorful (discoloration and pulls at top and bottom, backed with strips of linen tape). 2) 6 ¼" x 8 ½" Jacquard-style woven silk produced in France circa 1876 for the American market (trimmed top and bottom with damp stains, as shown). 3) 1 3/8" x 5 ½" silk ribbon made for the first July 4th celebration after the end of the Civil War.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2015
    24th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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