SPLENDID "FOR PRESIDENT, ABRAHAM LINCOLN" PARADE FLAG THE CROWN JEWEL OF THE LEON ROWE COLLECTION.
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Winning Bid:
$40,124.40 (Includes 18% Buyer's Premium)
Bids:
13
Bidding Ended:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 1:00:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
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Auction:
Auction #221 - Part I
Value Code:
P - $20000 to $35000
Item Description
8.5x12.25" glazed cotton flag. 1860. Unlisted in Threads Of History. Additional text "For Vice President, Hannibal Hamlin." The 33 stars are arranged somewhat randomly in the canton w/scattered smaller stars anchored by larger ones at center and in each corner making this a charming and unusual example that we can not recall being offered. This flag is fresh to the market having been discovered over 30 years ago by Leon Rowe who obtained it at a Pennsylvania flea market. Three tiny holes at left edge of hoist end where flag was originally attached to wooden stick. Bottom left corner has small amount of light creasing and dirt buildup. Otherwise only typical age toning. Extremely Fine. Remarkable condition especially considering the untold travels during its over 150 years of existence. Political campaign flags are the most sought after artifacts by collectors of political campaign items. Even the most advanced collectors often spend a lifetime in pursuit of a single example to add to their holdings. Leon Rowe Collection
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