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Lot 291: Rare Design 1845 Andrew Jackson Commemorative Silk Mourning Ribbon
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Post-Revolutionary War to Civil War
Rare 1845 Andrew Jackson Silk Mourning Ribbon
c. 1845, Andrew Jackson Commemorative Silk Mourning Ribbon, Choice Very Fine.
This is an original 7.75" x 3" Andrew Jackson Mourning Ribbon, boldly printed in black on white Silk. The central design has an American Eagle holding a banner in it's beak which reads, "Honor to Jackson," while standing on a globe which balances on the top of a funeral monument. The text on monument reads, "Sacred to the Memory of And; Jackson, Born March 16th 1767 - Died June 8th 1845," and is surrounded by banners, flags, and a large mortar and musket. The text below the monument reads, "General Andrew Jackson, Hero of New Orleans. Published & Sold by Baker & Elliot. 65 South Third St." There are some scattered edge stains, with a strong vivid overall appearance of this well centered, very rare Andrew Jackson Silk Mourning Ribbon.