bronze Abraham Lincoln plaque by sculptor Victor D. Brenner depicting
a portrait of the president similar to the one Brenner executed for
the cent’s release in 1909 is among featured lots in Heritage Auctions’ May
14 Americana and Political Sale in Dallas.
sale comprises 407 lots.
other lots offered is a George Washington inaugural button and a
sulphide medallion bearing the portrait of William Henry Harrison.
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cast Lincoln plaque, signed to the right of the portrait by Brenner,
with copyright, measures 7 inches by 9.5 inches, and is center-mounted
on an 8.5-inch-by-10.75-inch piece of green marble. Also retained is
the original brass easel for displaying the plaque.
the plaque in two lines is ABRAHAM LINCOLN / ★★ 1809-1865 ★★.
name of the plaque's manufacturer, S. Klarer & Co., Founders,
N.Y., is stamped on the plaque's edge.
34-millimeter copper George Washington inaugural button depicts a
small eagle with radiant sun above. Inscribed around is MARCH THE
FOURTH 1789 MEMORABLE. The date is the original date scheduled for
Washington's inauguration, but the ceremony was not officially held
until April 30 of that year.
button, with its original shank intact, is attributed as GW-1789-4
in Century of Campaign Buttons 1789-1889 by J. Doyle DeWitt.
1.75-inch sulphide lapel badge comprises a pewter frame securing,
back-to-back, two convex rock crystal discs. The obverse shows the
words MAJ. GEN. W.H. HARRISON, BORN FEB. 9, 1773, along with a
portrait of Harrison in his military uniform. The reverse depicts a
log cabin, flags and a cider barrel, with wording THE PEOPLES CHOICE
and what is supposed to be THE HERO OF TIPPECANOE, but THE HERO OF is
devices and inscriptions were impressed into both sides of a plaster
composition, while the fields were painted with black enamel, with the
overall look giving an impression of silver.
black enamel layer is missing and some of the plaster that was secured
between the crystals is chipped away.
Mint example sold in a Sept. 26, 2015, Heritage auction for $9,375.
more information on the May 14 sale, visit the Heritage Auctions' website.