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    1860 Patriotic Campaign Covers - Lincoln and Douglas During the Civil War era, it was customary for individuals to send their mail in envelopes depicting the candidates, heroes, scenes or symbols of whichever side they supported. Here are two particularly desirable examples of these envelopes or covers from the presidential race of 1860. The first features an engraving of a clean-shaven Abraham Lincoln and is 5.5" x 3.25" in size in yellow. The second has a similar image of Senator Stephen A. Douglas with a facsimile signature beneath, and is approximately 5" x 2.875" in buff or white. Douglas was a senator from Illinois and the first presidential candidate in history to undertake a nationwide speaking tour. The Republican party was united behind Lincoln, but the Democratic party's votes were divided regionally between Douglas and John Breckinridge. Both of these great collectibles are in very fine, unused condition. These are both scarce and make a fine presentation of the two famous antagonists.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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