New Lincoln Stuff on the Market

Dear Sir,
Unless you already know, here are a few items worth mentioning:

1). Andrews McMeel has published “The Lincoln-Obama Inaugural Bible Collection”. The set features a replica of the Bible used by Lincoln in the 1861 inauguration and by Obama in 2009. It also includes a booklet and 2009 Inaugural programs. The whole set comes in a blue clamshell box embossed with the Presidential Seal. Available only at

2). Sculptor Mel Zapata has produced an 14 1/2 inch hydrocal reproduction of John Rogers’ 1868 sculpture “The Council of War”. It is a smaller replica of the “C” version and is in a limited edition of 75. For more information, contact Mr. Zapata at

3). This December, Lionel Trains will have as part of their “Heritage Series” a limited edition Lincoln Funeral Train set. This 1:48 standard O scale set will feature the 4-4-0 “Nashville” locomotive, and the “United States” funeral car. Both will include the mourning decorations. The set is priced at 799.99. An additional two officers car is priced at 299.99. The set is available to members of the Lionel Railroaders Club, so if want to join the club to get the set, visit

Rail Splitter Thomas Lapsley

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