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    Lincoln & Hamlin: Sought After 1860 Political Campaign Flag. A variety particularly prized by collectors because of the unique "Abram" spelling of Lincoln's first name. It is also one of the few varieties of Lincoln flags which can meet the standards of highly condition conscious collectors. As a genre, these early political flags tend to be found in "battle weary" condition. However, the present example comes from an important find made in the 1980s: a large quilt came to light, backed entirely with several dozen neatly sewn together campaign flags. Included were two different sizes of Bell and Everett word flags, perhaps around ten of this Lincoln design, and several Grant and Seymour word flags from the 1868 campaign. Since they were on the underside of the quilt, they were protected from fading due to light exposure, and it seems that the quilt was used more for display purposes than utilitarian ones, as the fabric of the flags remained crisp and unworn. Since the early 1990s we have handled several of the Lincoln examples from this quilt, and have watched them steadily appreciate from several thousand dollars to well over $10,000. Whether one seeks an outstanding representative Lincoln flag or a blue-chip investment, the specimen offered here presents an outstanding opportunity. The flag is 16" x 11.5" and nicely custom-framed to an overall 21.5" x 15.5". This lot requires 3rd party shipping.

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