Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Lincoln collection: $803,889, Heritage
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By Ken Hall
The Dow Collection of Abraham Lincoln assassination memorabilia sold as individual lots for a combined $803,889 at an Historical Americana Auction held Jan. 24 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. The display of photos and autographs related to Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth (Lincoln’s assassin) and Boston Corbett (the soldier who shot and killed Booth). Included were four paintings created for a carnival side show displaying mummified remains (supposedly Booth’s), and a letter written in 1861 by Booth. The price includes a 25 percent buyer’s premium.