AUCTION INCLUDES CAMPAIGN MEMORABILIA, AUTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL, RELICS AND MOURNING ITEMS
Heritage’s “Lincoln and His Times” auction promises to be an eclectic sale focusing on the personalities, events and social and political movements that shaped President Lincoln. Director of Americana auctions Tom Slater expects the auction to consist of up to 1,000 items.
LINCOLN AND HIS TIMES AMERICANA & POLITICAL GRAND FORMAT AUCTION 6163, a joint auction by Heritage Auctions and The Rail Splitter in recognition of the publication’s 20th anniversary, is scheduled for Sept. 17, 2016, in Dallas and online at HA.com/6163. For information, contact Tom Slater at 214-409-1441 or TomS@HA.com.
“This will be a rare collaborative auction conducted by Heritage in cooperation with the publisher of The Rail Splitter in celebration of the publication’s 20th anniversary,” Slater says. The Rail Splitter, an online publication available free at RailSplitter.com, serves both Lincoln scholars and collectors. Don Ackerman, a consignment director in Heritage’s Americana department and lifelong Lincoln collector, is the publication’s editor.
Until 2009, The Rail Splitter sponsored a much-anticipated annual auction of Lincolniana, Slater says, and both Heritage and the magazine’s publisher, Jonathan Mann, felt that their 20th anniversary would be the perfect occasion for a one-time revival of that tradition.
“The consignments already in hand ensure that this will be one of the most important Lincoln auctions ever,” Slater says. “It will include a dazzling array of categories such as political memorabilia, autographic material, relics, assassination and mourning items, photographs, sculpture and Civil War ephemera. This auction will truly have something for everyone, at price levels from a few hundred dollars up to six