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Is This Clipped From A Bond?

 
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Posted 06/26/2014   1:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Rephil to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I got this piece in a stamp collection many years ago but have never been able to identify what it was cut from. Anybody have any ideas??

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Posted 06/26/2014   2:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know anything about anything .... but it might also be from a Stock Certificate. A lot of them were ornately engraved and beautiful. But, I'm not sure why Lincoln would be on a stock certificate.

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Posted 06/26/2014   2:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Terence Collins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Printed at the Treasury Department. Government stock? War Bonds?

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Posted 06/26/2014   10:48 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How large is it and what does the reverse look like?
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Posted 06/27/2014   10:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

REPHIL, Greetings:

Never missing an opportunity for the blind to lead the blind, may I suggest that it was a proof for a bond?

The 'final' coupons would have had a pre-printed amount, methinks.

Q/ Did you try posting this at the coin forum, bonds being sort of like paper money?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 06/27/2014   12:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I might have found it ....


For more details, see National Lincoln Monument Association
http://www.loc.gov/resource/lprbscsm.scsm0479/
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Posted 06/27/2014   12:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations! I think you found it! A great bit of sleuthing, as I never knew anything about the National Lincoln Monument Association.
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Posted 06/28/2014   09:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rephil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent work, KirkS. That is it! I'd spent a lot of online time on this piece and come up with nothing. The forum pays off again! Many thanks.
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Posted 06/29/2014   6:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rephil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
We're all sort of amateur historians here so let me put some historical closure on this.

Congress passed a bill in 1867 advocating the construction of a monument honoring Lincoln. It was to paid for by private subscription and the item that I submitted herein was an example of the form printed by the Treasury Department to enable such subscriptions.

Lincoln was still a rather controversial figure at this time, however, and there were not enough subscribers to fund the project. The Memorial died a slow death in the 1870s.

In 1910 Congress finally passed another Lincoln Memorial bill and this time it was to be government funded. It was this one that led to the Lincoln Memorial that we see today.

Thanks again to KirkS for identifying the form and the others that contributed to this topic.
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