Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Lock of Lincoln’s hair, $81,250, RR Auction

A thin lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair, taken during his postmortem examination, sold for $81,250 in an online auction that ran from August 21-Sept. 12 by RR Auction, based in Boston, MA.

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A thin lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair, taken during his postmortem examination, sold for $81,250 in an online auction that ran from August 21-Sept. 12 by RR Auction, based in Boston, MA. The hair was mounted to an official War Department manuscript telegram sent to […]

What's Selling on eBay: December 2018

What's Selling on eBay: December 2018

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $342 (16 bids, 6 bidders): Antique Vintage Celluloid Santa Flying Zeppelin Airship Christmas Aviation Ornament. The piece is about 5 1/4 inches long, 2 5/8 inches tall, and is marked “USA.” Item is complete, all original and in fine condition. (Photo courtesy of eBay seller pinehorse) DBA: A similar […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Portrait of a beardless Lincoln, $40,000, Swann Auction Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Portrait of a beardless Lincoln, $40,000, Swann Auction Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An oil on board portrait of a beardless Abraham Lincoln by John C. Wolfe, circa 1860s, sold for $40,000 at a Printed & Manuscript Americana Auction held September 27th by Swann Auction Galleries in New York City. Also, Francis W. de Winton’s notes on […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Wild West Show photo, $15,600, Cowan’s Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Wild West Show photo, $15,600, Cowan’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An albumen photograph of Western legends “Wild Bill” Hickok, “Buffalo Bill” Cody and “Texas Jack” Omohundro, from Cody’s personal collection and documenting the birth of the Wild West Show, sold for $15,600 at a Summer American History Premier Auction held June 22nd by Cowan’s […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Henry Clay solid gold medal, $346,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An 1852 medal honoring U.S. Secretary of State Henry Clay, struck by the U.S. Mint in nearly 30 ounces of gold, sold for $346,000 at an auction of memorabilia relating to Abraham Lincoln held Sept. 17 by Heritage Auctions (with Rail Splitter) in Dallas, […]

Heritage's "Lincoln and his Times" auction Rescheduled for September 17

Originally planned for July, this auction has been rescheduled for Sept. 17, so there is still time to take advantage of the very special opportunity to offer your items in this high-visibility sale! “Lincoln and his Times” will be heavily advertised and promoted, and is sure to draw attention from our Historical, Civil War, Militaria, […]

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 […]

Gavels n Paddles: Bat Masterson's Colt gun, $96,000, J. Levine Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall Bat Masterson’s 1882 Colt .45 single-action Army revolver sold for $96,000 at auctions held July 30 and Aug. 2 by J. Levine Auction & Appraisal in Scottsdale, Ariz. Also, a signed 19th century carte de visite photograph of Abraham Lincoln went for $6,000; a […]

Abraham Lincoln 1860 hat badge highlights Berman Political Collection Part III at Heritage Auctions

Rare campaign item for pro-Lincoln Wide Awakes may bring $13,000 Sept. 26 in Dallas DALLAS –A 3-inch 1860 Abraham Lincoln hat badge – made members of the avidly-collected Wide Awakes campaign group – is expected to sell for $13,000 as Heritage Auctions offers more than 350 examples of rare political memorabilia in Part III of […]

Gavels n' Paddles: 1844 political banner, $185,000, Heritage

Gavels n' Paddles: 1844 political banner, $185,000, Heritage

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A hand-painted double-sided jugate banner from the 1844 Presidential campaign of James Knox Polk sold for $185,000 at a sale of Part II of the Merrill C. Berman Collection of political memorabilia held June 2 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a political […]