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Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1864 Lincoln campaign flag, $23,656, Hake's Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall
An 1864 Abraham Lincoln-Andrew Johnson oilcloth campaign parade flag with the candidates’ names across the banner’s 13 stripes sold for $23,656 at a Pop Culture Auction held March 15-17 by Hake’s Americana in York, Pa. Also, an 1812 $5 gold capped bust half eagle coin, graded MS63,  went for $22,264; a linen-mounted one-sheet poster from the 1954 movie Creature From the Black Lagoon gaveled for $18,108; and an 1848 Lewis Cass-William Butler presidential/VP campaign coattail ribbon made $12,523. Prices are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1864 Lincoln campaign flag, $23,656, Hake’s Americana