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John Gault’s 1864 “Lincoln” Presidential Campaign Medal with “FOR PRESIDENT - ABRAHAM LINCOLN” Legend

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1864 Abraham Lincoln & Andrew Johnson Presidential Campaign. Ferrotype Photograph Medal. John Gault’s Patent. Political, Patriotic, and Encased Postage Stamp Related. DeWitt/Sullivan AL 1864-94. King #145. Very Fine.

This Abraham Lincoln Presidential Campaign Political item that is also related to the collecting Civil War Era Encased Postage Stamps. Holed at top as made, for suspension and measures about 1” in diameter with a completely darkened central Tintype Portrait of a bearded Abe Lincoln from 1864. Alas, both of the ferrotype portraits on each side have been worn away and blackened so that their images are not visible. The obverse of this dual sided Patriotic Union Shield is ornately decorated with moon shaped openings displaying the central portrait of Lincoln. The outer circular metallic Gilt Brass frame bearing to right and left a small U.S. Shield enclosed by oak and olive wreath and six stars. The inscription reads, “FOR PRESIDENT - ABRAHAM LINCOLN.” The reverse has the circular frame with an olive wreath encircling the portrait space and the inscription, “FOR VICE PRESIDENT - ANDREW JOHNSON” surrounding, with a star set to the right and left dividing. The lower rim portion reads, “Pat AUG. 12, 1862.” in tiny letters. This Political design type is highly favored by both fields of collectors since a complete matched set is limited to the three 1864 Presidential Candidates including: Abraham Lincoln, George McClellan, and John C. Fremont. An important 1864 Encased Postage Stamp related Patriotic patent design by inventor John Gault, enthusiastically collected in the EP, Lincoln, and Political fields alike. These sell for about $2,000 with clear images present.
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Lot Number: 280
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