Small Piece of Wood from a Beam


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Place Published: Philadelphia
Date Published: 1897

Description: An exceptional relic from one of the most important structures ever built in America -- a small piece of wood measuring 0.5 x 1 inch from an original cedar beam from Independence Hall in Philadelphia. It was removed during the renovation of 1897. This chip is numbered 22824 and housed in a an ornate 6 x 5-inch blue leatherette case with red felt lining, featuring an image of Independence Hall on the cover. Inside with the wood chip is a brass plaque and facsimile signatures of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Also included is the original certificate of authenticity from Burnes of Boston, who created this collection in 1976 to celebrate the Bicentennial. The display box is housed inside of a custom blue-and-red crush-proof box. Excellent condition.

Comments: Entire contents kept in a red-and-blue cardboard box, which is rubbed on the edges.

Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 228949

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The book was in my mailbox when I got home last night. Wonderful condition for a 40-year-old book. Nice condition in any case. I am very pleased. Thank you. A bit of trivia: You are only the second seller in six years not to tape the pull strip so it canít be used! Congratulations. Take care, and many, many thanks. I was really looking forward to this one, and you didnít disappoint. - G.W.
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