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Auction archive: Lot number 162

LINCOLN, Abraham Partly printed check accomplished and signe...

Books & Manuscripts
15 Nov 2011
Estimate
US$5,000 - US$7,000
Price realised:
US$17,500
Auction archive: Lot number 162

LINCOLN, Abraham Partly printed check accomplished and signe...

Books & Manuscripts
15 Nov 2011
Estimate
US$5,000 - US$7,000
Price realised:
US$17,500
Beschreibung:

LINCOLN, Abraham. Partly printed check accomplished and signed ("A. Lincoln"), as President, drawn on Riggs & Co., Washington, D.C., 23 January 1865. 1 page, oblong (2¾ x 7½in.), printed in several bold decorative types, at the left a fine wood-engraved vignette of the bank's headquarters, delicate decorative border on four sides, numbered "23" by President Lincoln in top left-hand corner. Clean slit cancellations ("X") at center of check . Fine.
LINCOLN, Abraham. Partly printed check accomplished and signed ("A. Lincoln"), as President, drawn on Riggs & Co., Washington, D.C., 23 January 1865. 1 page, oblong (2¾ x 7½in.), printed in several bold decorative types, at the left a fine wood-engraved vignette of the bank's headquarters, delicate decorative border on four sides, numbered "23" by President Lincoln in top left-hand corner. Clean slit cancellations ("X") at center of check . Fine. LINCOLN WRITES HIMSELF A CHECK FOR $800, payable to "Self." The check was paid without any endorsement by Lincoln on the verso. Lincoln's use of such a large sum of cash is something of a mystery. The following day he received a delegation of women from the Philadelphia Sanitary Fair, and perhaps gave them a donation. Interestingly, he wrote another check to "Self" on 18 February 1865 for $761 (Ex-Sang Collection, Christies, 10 December 1999, lot 187). Only four other checks to "Self" have appeared since 1974. This is one of the finer examples of a Lincoln presidential check to appear in recent years. Provenance : Lincoln Isham (1892-1971), Lincoln's great-grandson ; by gift to Dr. Illsley S. Zecher (30 June 1952 ALS from Isham to Dr. Zecher, included with the lot); by descent to the present owner.

Auction archive: Lot number 162
Auction:
Datum:
15 Nov 2011
Auction house:
Christie's
15 November 2011, New York, Rockefeller Center
Beschreibung:

LINCOLN, Abraham. Partly printed check accomplished and signed ("A. Lincoln"), as President, drawn on Riggs & Co., Washington, D.C., 23 January 1865. 1 page, oblong (2¾ x 7½in.), printed in several bold decorative types, at the left a fine wood-engraved vignette of the bank's headquarters, delicate decorative border on four sides, numbered "23" by President Lincoln in top left-hand corner. Clean slit cancellations ("X") at center of check . Fine.
LINCOLN, Abraham. Partly printed check accomplished and signed ("A. Lincoln"), as President, drawn on Riggs & Co., Washington, D.C., 23 January 1865. 1 page, oblong (2¾ x 7½in.), printed in several bold decorative types, at the left a fine wood-engraved vignette of the bank's headquarters, delicate decorative border on four sides, numbered "23" by President Lincoln in top left-hand corner. Clean slit cancellations ("X") at center of check . Fine. LINCOLN WRITES HIMSELF A CHECK FOR $800, payable to "Self." The check was paid without any endorsement by Lincoln on the verso. Lincoln's use of such a large sum of cash is something of a mystery. The following day he received a delegation of women from the Philadelphia Sanitary Fair, and perhaps gave them a donation. Interestingly, he wrote another check to "Self" on 18 February 1865 for $761 (Ex-Sang Collection, Christies, 10 December 1999, lot 187). Only four other checks to "Self" have appeared since 1974. This is one of the finer examples of a Lincoln presidential check to appear in recent years. Provenance : Lincoln Isham (1892-1971), Lincoln's great-grandson ; by gift to Dr. Illsley S. Zecher (30 June 1952 ALS from Isham to Dr. Zecher, included with the lot); by descent to the present owner.

Auction archive: Lot number 162
Auction:
Datum:
15 Nov 2011
Auction house:
Christie's
15 November 2011, New York, Rockefeller Center
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