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    Matching 1860 John C. Breckinridge Silk Ribbon Breckinridge had served as James Buchanan's Vice President. When the Democrats fractured in 1860, he became the "official" candidate of the old party, dominated by the Southern wing (indeed, when the Civil War broke out, the Kentucky leader became an important Confederate general). Next to the Abraham Lincoln ribbon, the Breckinridge ribbon is the most obtainable of the four, but still commands a strong price due to the paucity of other Breckinridge ribbon varieties, and because so many collectors aspire to assemble a complete set of these distinctive Mathew Brady designs. Choice and "minty," with several scattered small, light stain marks which detract minimally. Also has the tiny "25" in pencil in the lower right hand corner, like the John Bell ribbon. 2.5" x 7.25".

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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