Here is a very unique and rare piece for the Abraham Lincoln artifact collectors out there, for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift or keep it for yourself!
Wow, what a great piece of history for you here. As it says along the rim of the medicine glass, "Lincoln Medicine Cup."
his Abraham Lincoln Medicine Cup was recently obtained at the sale of part of a prominent Philadelphia, PA party's historical, military, and weapons collection. We also have other items that we acquired that day which we will be selling separately in our online stores. One piece is a Knife from the battlefield of General Custer's Last Stand 1876 from Major Reno's Troops area (see listing # K16014) and the other one is a 1864 experimental rifle (only 12 made) of a famous Confederate General from the Civil War.
Wow, we just get the shudders when we hold this piece. Quite a piece of history here for one of the most famous Presidents of the US. The medicine cup is made of a green glass that is handmade with the rough forged rim and then the bubbles that run thru the glass. No cracks or chips to the medicine cup.
The piece was reviewed by the well respected Keya Gallery located in lower Manhattan in New York in April 2004. Keya then issued a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) for this Medicine Cup stating it came from the Herbert W Fay collection. The COA has an impressed seal on it from the Keya Gallery.
There are a few copies of pictures of Herbert Fay in the documentation that comes with this rare piece. A copy of the telegram that made Fay the custodian of the Lincoln Tomb in Springfield IL from 1921 to 1949 is also with this piece. Also, copies of letters from Mr. Frederick Meserve in the early 1920s when Fay was requesting copies of some of the Matthew Brady pictures Meserve had in his famous collection. there are also copies of other newspaper articles about the Fay collection.
We have provided all of the information that we are aware of on this piece. Please be the judge of the authenticity of this Lincoln Medicine Cup before acquiring it. Please feel free to stop by and view or have your agent look at this piece before you decide to acquire it as well.
The Lincoln Medicine Cup stands 2.5" tall, is 2.5" across at the top, 1-13/16" across the base. The Medicine Cup comes in a small display case. Nice metal base with gold coloring. The cover has a metal frame that is gold colored with clear plastic to view the item.
Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
The pictures provided both complement and supplement the listing description, so please look at them very closely as well. With old items, there is no way one can capture all the little imperfections in words, so the two media are meant to be the full description.
This item can be shipped to you anywhere in the world. We will also offer to deliver the Antique Lincoln Medicine Cup within 300 miles of Wilmington, DE one way. Price would be $.70 per mile for the round trip delivery plus any tolls/parking fees. So, for example, if 40 miles to your property and $10 in tolls, it would be $66 (2*40*$.70+$10) for seller to deliver item to you.
Make sure that this item meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 15% restocking fee to do so. So, please carefully review all the attached pictures, ask all the questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the item on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it.
Some additional information about Herbert W Fay, from the internet;
Herbert W. Fay was born February 28, 1859, in Squaw Grove Township, DeKalb County, Illinois, and was the son of Edwin H. and Ann Haywood Fay, natives of New York and Maine, and the grandson of Horace W. Fay who came to DeKalb County from New York in 1838. Mr. Fay attended the common schools for his primary education and studied for four years at Monmouth College. After completing his course work, he taught school briefly and then came to Hinckley, purchasing a third interest in the Hinckley Review in partnership with the Tomblin Brothers. In 1882 he became sole proprietor. On September 24, 1884, Fay married Nellie Sebree and moved from Hinckley to DeKalb where he purchased a half interest in the DeKalb Review with D.W. Tyrell. In DeKalb Fay was a county surveyor and served for three years on the board of education.
"Mr. Fay was a collector of historical portraits. This collection was begun by Fay in 1869 and contained fifty thousand photographs of some of the most notable people in the world. His collection included ninety different sittings of Lincoln and twenty-five of Longfellow. He was the owner of the McNulta negative of Lincoln and had photographs of kings, queens, presidents, ex-presidents, judges of the supreme court, United States Senators, representatives, authors, scientists, inventors, artists, etc. He became the associate editor of National Cyclopedia of American Biography and many of the portraits used to illustrate the work are from his collection. He furnished 500 pictures of prominent people for the Americanized edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica and his series of Lincoln portraits were used in McClure’s Life of Lincoln. In later years Mr. Fay went to Springfield as custodian of the Abraham Lincoln Monument.
About the Keya Gallery that certified this piece;
For over a decade, KEYA GALLERY has actively been in the pursuit of buying and selling authentic historical items. KEYA GALLERY is located in New York City, serving customers worldwide. Museums, institutions, universities, auction houses, and large companies often use our services for appraisals and consultations.
KEYA MORGAN is the President of KEYA GALLERY and is a noted scholar, historian, and entrepreneur. His expertise has served dozens of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including the White House, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institute, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Louvre Museum in Paris.
KEYA MORGAN has been repeatedly interviewed and quoted by most major national media outlets and over 30,000 different newspapers worldwide, including: CNN, FOX NEWS, MSNBC, The Today Show, The Early Show, ABC, NBC, CBS, Reuters, The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Post, New York Daily News, USA Today, LA Times, People Magazine, etc.
We have one of the world's largest selections of American Civil War items, Abraham Lincoln items, autographs, documents, 19th century photographs of famous historical people, slavery items, presidential items, and royalty items.
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