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    Abraham Lincoln and Family: Engraved Personal Calling Cards. Set of three cards, each measuring 3.5" x 2.125". One is engraved "A. Lincoln", another "Mrs. A. Lincoln." and the third "Robert T. Lincoln." All three were previously mounted in an album. Two examples (Abe & Mary) have "sunning" from being matted and framed at some time in the past. The consignor is a descendant of a man who worked for the United States Bureau of Engraving & Printing in the 1860s and 1870s. As was customary at the time, he retained samples of his work, along with tickets to the Engravers' Balls held in Washington, and pasted them in an album, retained by the consignor. Social etiquette required callers to present and leave cards when paying a visit. This is the first one we recall seeing for President Lincoln. They make an attractive set.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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