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Yet Another Spurious Ribbon

December 28, 2019

A California vendor offered a suspicious looking 1860 Lincoln campaign ribbon on eBay. The quality of the printing was very poor, it appears to have been printed on rayon or mounted on rayon, there were two metal bars attached at top and bottom, and an old slip of paper with someone’s name was attached to the back of the top bar. Professing lack of expertise in this area, the seller started the bidding at $99. It sold for $636 which was $636 too much, in our opinion.