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    Stephen A. Douglas: A Great, Probably Unique, 1860 Silk Campaign Ribbon for the Candidates Who Defeated Lincoln in the 1858 Illinois Senate Race. But Lincoln would have his revenge two years later in the presidential elections. All Douglas campaign ribbons are rare, and to our taste this may be the nicest design. It was used in Delaware, which was known as the "Diamond State" (Arkansas is also sometimes called the "Diamond State," but that nickname came into popular usage only after diamonds were discovered there in 1906). Thomas Jefferson himself gave Delaware that nickname, describing it as a jewel among states on the Eastern Seaboard. Very good overall condition, with very minor light soiling/ aging and several trivial small pulls in the silk at the top. Length 6.375".

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    June, 2015
    27th Saturday
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