Abraham Lincoln Check

Lot Number 31
Author Abraham Lincoln
Title Abraham Lincoln Check
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Description Highly desirable Springfield Marine and Fire Insurance Company check, 7 x 2, filled out and signed by Lincoln, “A. Lincoln,” payable to Smith Wickersham & Co. for $153.46, March 21, 1860. In fine condition, with an unobtrusive cancellation cut above the signature slightly affecting a couple letters of the signature, and a couple of small repairs to paper loss on the reverse. Smith, Wickersham & Company was Springfield’s leading dry goods emporium. On Friday, May 18, 1860, in Chicago, Lincoln was nominated for President on the third ballot. About 200 miles southwest of Chicago, at noontime, Lincoln was standing at the door of Smith Wickersham, discussing with friends the news he had already received, when a messenger rushed to tell him he had been nominated for president.
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Estimated Price USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
Actual Price USD 8,907.60

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Auction House RR Auction
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Auction Name Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 12/19
Sale Number #421
Auction Date January 15, 2014 - January 15, 2014
Sale Name Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph - bidstart 12/19
Total Lots 1773
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