Abraham Lincoln Campaign Flag
Appraised Value: $8,000 - $12,000
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Appraisal Video: (1:45)
GUEST: This was President Abraham Lincoln's campaign flag from the election of 1864, I believe. And "Abraham Lincoln" didn't fit, so they put "Abram" on it.
APPRAISER: Okay. And this was mounted when?
GUEST: Seven years ago.
APPRAISER: And you didn't see it before it was mounted?
APPRAISER: It's a wonderful flag, and it was a great campaign.
APPRAISER: Lincoln was running against McClellan, who was a Civil War general.
APPRAISER: And they disliked each other intensely. But this flag, originally... you can see the little tack holes here. It was tacked to a pole and carried in a political parade. Also, Andrew Johnson's name is stitched on with another piece of cloth. So I think this flag was used in an earlier political campaign--
APPRAISER: --with somebody else's name on it. And this has the large star in the center. That was a tradition that was carried on occasionally since the Revolution, more as a decoration than as any meaning. This is a wonderful flag, and your family had it for how long?
GUEST: Ever since we can remember. Just... It's been passed down. It's a family heirloom.
APPRAISER: It's printed, it's a great size, and, uh, you've got it mounted in this frame, and they did a good job. And the value would be probably $8,000 to $12,000 at auction.
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