Holiday Auction Closing December 7 ,2019
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Offered here is a very special gavel, crafted on wood that was once a part of Illinois’ fourth State House that in 1939 was converted into the Sangamon County Court House in Springfield, Illinois. According to the letter of provenance that accompanies this gavel, repairs were made to the west gable cornice in February 1939 and a lot of projecting supports and discarded pieces were salvaged and presented to a J.A. Landon. The building was considered a Lincoln shrine as he was involved in relocating the Illinois state capitol to Springfield and sat on the General Assembly and argued cases before the Supreme Court before his ascent to the Presidency. Lincoln held many public receptions in the building and his body was brought there to lie in State following his assassination. This gavel, which measures approximately 9 ¼ inches, was constructed using the discarded pieces from the renovation and the handle itself was a piece of stair rail from the Revere House, where Lincoln had once lived. Engraved on one end of the gavel is “J.A. LAONDON 1940” and the other end has stamped “330”. There is a red, white and blue ribbon tied and a detailed provenance and history of this unique piece is also included.

Historic Gavel Made From Wood Attributed to Abraham Lincoln (Letter of Provenance)
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $984.00
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Sunday, December 8, 2019.
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