Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

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Manuscript and Collectibles Auction

Lot Photo Description Realized
Lot 119
1858 Lincoln and Herndon Ad. February 24, 1858 issue of the Daily Illinois State Journal, Springfield. This influential newspaper from Lincoln's hometown has a small, front-page advertisement for "Lincoln & Herndon, Attorney's & Counselors at Law--will practice in the Courts of Law and Chancery in this State…." Also found are ads for other Lincoln associates and colleagues: Moffett, Stuart & Edwards (Lincoln's earlier partner), the Conklings, Matheny, as well as news on local campaigns and ads for everything from ambrotype artists to the Lincoln House. One area of toning at top center, away from ad, else Fine. A fun piece from before Lincoln gave up his practice for national office.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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Lot 120
  Abraham Lincoln Presidental Candidate Badge, 1860. A significant memento of United States political and social history, with a choice young and unbearded portrait of the future "Emancipator" as a bonus! Comprised of a gilt brass frame, pressed together to form a hollow pendant, and pierced to be hung from a ribbon and loop. Each side with sharp tintype portraits of the candidates. Side A: "ABRAHAM LINCOLN," 1860, below, with flanking laurel sprays. Side B: similar, but Vice-Presidential nominee, "HANNIBAL HAMLIN," with his distinguished looking portrait. Intact, and Very Fine, with residual gilding remaining. Hamlin's portrait choice, Lincoln's with usual tintype craquelure, some running through his forehead and one cheek, but his eyes, mouth, and expression remain sharp and clear. Diameter: 25 mm. Not to be missed!
Estimated Value $500 - 750.
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Lot 121
Edited by Roy P. Basler. The Collected Works Of Abraham Lincoln. The Abraham Lincoln Association, Springfield, Illinois. Eight volumes, plus index and two supplements, New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1953. Gray buckram; titles on spine in gilt lettering on navy. Lincoln's writings, covering the years 1824-1865. Minor toning, else Fine. An essential reference tool for anyone seriously interested in Lincoln.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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Lot 122
Lincoln Carte de Visite. A waist-up portrait with backstamp of George F. Parlow, New Bedford. Some toning and foxing. Very Good.
Estimated Value $125 - 150.
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Lot 123
Sandburg, Carl. Abraham Lincoln. The War Years. Signed ("Carl Sandburg") on half title page of Vol. I. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1939, cased set of 4 volumes. Dark blue buckram, gilt lettering on spine. "With 414 Half-Tones of Photographs, and 249 Cuts of Cartoons, Letters, Documents." Volumes have 660, 655, 673, and 515 pages. Slight wear to edges, else Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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