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    Lincoln & Johnson: A Superb 1864 Campaign Flag, the Threads of History plate example. Pictured by Collins as item no. 333 on page 172. The only example we have ever encountered of this very appealing design, this glazed cotton flag boasts an unusual 35-star "Great Star" configuration in the canton. Large, bold lettering is also unusual and helps give this flag a very strong display presence. 8" x 6", with original stick (incomplete), nicely framed. Excellent condition, with a hint of very light overall aging, just enough to give it character. Colors are very strong.

    Longtime hobby veterans will recognize this flag as a very special piece. It comes directly from the collection of Kenton Broyles, and those who were fortunate enough to visit Ken at his home will remember how prominently it was displayed. Before Ken began selling off the collection around 1990 it was unquestionably one of the three great comprehensive political collections in the hobby (the main sections in Ted Hake's original political button book consist entirely of items from the Broyles collection). Over the last few years Heritage has gradually been selling Ken's collection, until one and only one piece remained: this Lincoln-Johnson flag. Your writer has counted Ken Broyles as a friend for over 45 years. I know how hard it is for him to see it go, but am grateful for the opportunity to offer this important and much-loved flag to the collecting fraternity.




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    November, 2015
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