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Lot 146

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An excessively rare dinner plate used in the Lincoln White House in 1865 and present there at the time of Lincoln's assassination. This plate is from the Lincolns' informal, regularly-used household service, thus saw much more use than the formal pattern used for state dinners. The plate measures 9" wide and bears a buff-colored gilt-edged band at its edge, as well as a slightly-worn circular gilt band near its center. It is in otherwise excellent condition and ideal for the collector of Lincolniana. It appears that this same service may have been used in the White House during the administrations of Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant as well. For provenance, please see lot 144 above.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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