Lot: 17 Abraham Lincoln (Assassination Blood Relic)



2015-11-04 12:50:12

Lot 17: Assassination Blood Relic. .75" x .75" snippet of blood-stained linen, being a part of a larger piece of bedding, described in a color photocopy that accompanies the lot as a "Relic from the death bed of Abraham Lincoln, stained with his blood. Taken from his death chamber. C. K. T." The fragment corresponds to a section in the bottom middle area. We include a copy of a 1961 letter from dealer Mary A. Benjamin claiming the larger blood-stained sheet was included in the papers of Charles K. Tuckerman, our first Minister to Greece (1868-1872) who was living in Washington, D.C. at the time of the assassination. Oak Auctions' Rare Autograph and Manuscript Auction Thursday, 19th November 2015 Estimate: $1500-2000
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