Abraham Lincoln letter, $70,500, Cowan’s Auctions

Abraham Lincoln letter, $70,500, Cowan's Auctions

Abraham Lincoln letter, $70,500, Cowan’s Auctions

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By Ken Hall

Abraham Lincoln letter, $70,500, Cowan's AuctionsA letter written by Abraham Lincoln to his first Vice President and U.S. Senator Hannibal Hamlin of Maine, emphasizing the importance of winning Maine in the 1860 presidential election, sold for $70,550 at an American History Auction held Dec. 7 by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Ohio. Also, a 43-star Naval flag with diamond-shaped star configuration brought $23,500; a set of prop shaft oilers used on Wright Flyers soared to $9,400; and a James A. Garfield family gold quartz match safe hit $18,800. Prices include a 17.5 percent buyer’s premium.

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