Offered by: Historical Americana
1720 Mars Hill Rd, Suite 8332 Acworth, GA 30101 , United States Call Seller 678.643.0457


Rare Antique Mourning Sash President Abraham Lincoln Circa 1865

$ 9,500
  • Description
    Rare antique funeral mourning sash made for President Abraham Lincoln. The sash is made black fabric that has turned to a dark brown color. The ash is 2.5"x35" and has 240 brass buttons with the image of Abraham Lincoln stamped into the brass button. I have found several single buttons over the last 30 years selling for around $300 each as a souvenir of one of Lincoln 21 funerals. He was transported by train back to Springfield. He stopped in around 21 cities along the route. At each stop he was removed from the train transported by procession to the town hall or Capital building for viewing. Tens of thousands of people lined the route to get a glimpse of his coffin or him lying in state in whatever building he was on display. Quite a business was instantly created in each town by entrapaours to sell relics and souvenirs to all the on-lookers paying homage to the dead President. A big business was created by saving the black decorations on the train and building. Everyone wanted a piece of something to remember the event. These brass buttons were a premium prized souvenir of the historic event. To find 240 of the brass buttons stamped with Lincolns image is quite unheard of. This sash would have been the most impressive relic anyone possessed. If you priced them individually at $300 x 240 that would equal $72,000 Even at $200 that equals $48,000 So my price is quite a good deal for any buyer who is interested in historical Presidential objects. As Lincoln is considered one of the most popular Presidents only beat out by George....
    Once in a lifetime object to buy. I have not offered this for sale before.
    I have more info on this that I will supply to the buyer

    Professionally framed in our own frame shop. Custom made all wood shadow box frame with acrylic, not glass.

    We only use brand new clean boxes and clean new packing material.
    The shipping amount listed is the expense to ship the boxed item to you via FedEx Ground.
    We do not charge for the new boxes and new packing material.

    Historical Americana - Selling antiques and Flags since 1990

    Very nice original untouched condition

    From non-smoking environment.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Brass, cloth
    Condition: Good. Good condition
    Creation Date: 1865
    Styles / Movements: Americana, Traditional
    Patterns: Handmade
    Dealer Reference #: 10503
    Incollect Reference #: 419640
  • Dimensions
    W. 47 in; H. 16 in; D. 1.5 in;
    W. 119.38 cm; H. 40.64 cm; D. 3.81 cm;
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