ATQ RARE Abraham Lincoln Quote Capital City Printing Plate HELP US 4 CHRISTMAS For Sale
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ATQ RARE Abraham Lincoln Quote Capital City Printing Plate HELP US 4 CHRISTMAS:
**SELLING 2 ANTIQUE RARE ITEMS (CHECK OUT MY OTHER LISTINGS) AT PRICE OR MAKE OFFER TO HELP MY FAMILY OF 7 WITH WINTER WEAR, CLOTHES, HOLIDAY FOOD, BOOKS & TOYS FOR WINTER & CHRISTMAS~ THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING TO HELP <3 WITH A BONUS OF GETTING THIS UNIQUE ITEM!!! I do work, but it doesn't compensate to what I would love to do for my children!!! All real offers considered :) Have an AMAZING DAY~~This collectible was made by Capital City Printing Plate company of Des Moines, Iowa.
Bottom inscription says : "Compliments of Capital City Printing Plate Company. Des Moines, Iowa."
Has Abe Lincoln Face and Shoulder above one of his quotes: "I BELIEVE THAT A MAN SHOULD BE PROUD OF THE CITY IN WHICH HE LIVES. AND THAT HE SHOULD SO LIVE THAT HIS CITY WILL BE PROUD THAT HE LIVES IN IT" and below that has "ABRAHAM LINCOLN".
Size Dimensions: approximated: about 7" X 7", about 1/4" thick. it is held to the wood by 1 flat-head screw & 3 philip's screws
Looks as if it were used as a printing plate until it got to filled with metal sludge, and turned into a plaque from there. I am trying to describe what I THINK to the best of my ability. It looks to have been a complimented gift from the company. Not sure of the metals used to make it. It is in relatively good condition, some wavy bumpiness and some bent and turned spots. Some white & green corrosion spots (I do not want to "clean" this without knowing properly how to)** Please use photos and questions if you have any. I've tried looking up info on the company, haven't found a ton, was in operation, I believe, 1909-not sure exactly when their business ended, but was ran by Robert R. Myers from 1909 to 1947. And not exactly sure when this wall plaque was created. IF you know more let me know! This is an awesome collectible for Abe fans and/or printing plate memorabilia.This was passed down from a Great Grandfather, unfortunately more information on it wasn't.
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