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Ebay: The Emancipation Proclamation SIGNED by Abraham Lincoln
ebay | 12/10/05 | me

Posted on 12/10/2005 9:07:37 PM PST by minus_273

Anyone else see this auction? The Emancipation Proclamation SIGNED by Abraham Lincoln

apparently there were about 100 of these made, is this real? going for 1.5 million right now (of course i cant afford it!)


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: abelincoln; ebay; emancipation; gop; history; lincoln; originaldocuments; proclamation

1 posted on 12/10/2005 9:07:39 PM PST by minus_273
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To: minus_273

Holy cow!! Buy now and get FREE SHIPPING! =D


2 posted on 12/10/2005 9:17:29 PM PST by Termite_Commander (Warning: Cynical Right-winger Ahead)
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To: minus_273

Cool, I'd hang that right next to my original copy of the Declaration of Independence


3 posted on 12/10/2005 9:23:01 PM PST by Popman (In politics, ideas are more important than individuals.)
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To: minus_273

If I buy this does it help me get my reperations ?


4 posted on 12/10/2005 9:23:36 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: minus_273

Throw in a lock of Abe's hair and I'll consider it.


5 posted on 12/10/2005 9:25:22 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: minus_273

You hate the South, don't you?


6 posted on 12/10/2005 9:26:09 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: minus_273
Payment by check or wire. Credit card payments are accepted through paypal.

Dang!! My credit card limit is just a little short this month.

7 posted on 12/10/2005 9:27:56 PM PST by Sgt.Po-Po
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To: Sgt.Po-Po
One would need one of those Black Cards (credit cards with no upper limit that are only given, by invitation, to people who spend over 150K/yr on credit cards and are of sufficient net worth) to even think of buying this document with a CC. With a Black Card one could technically charge this document (although I have always wondered just how far the 'no limit' thing really holds ....eg what if a holder tries to charge a 100 million dollar Yacht?)

Anyways, I'd love to have this document ....I have a copy posted up at my place, but I am pretty certain it is not the original (lol). Unless I got a whale of a deal.

8 posted on 12/10/2005 9:36:03 PM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: minus_273

On Nov. 15th, Christie's sold the "authorized edition" of the Emancipation Proclamation for $688,000.

There are approximately 15 surviving copies in permanent public collections, and Christie's is aware of only two other copies in private hands.

Seems like a big step from $688,000 to half a million. I wonder what makes this guys worth "so" much more?


9 posted on 12/10/2005 9:43:33 PM PST by Bud Krieger
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To: Bud Krieger

half a million = one and a half million. That was a million dollar mistake.......


10 posted on 12/10/2005 9:45:01 PM PST by Bud Krieger
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To: minus_273

Will they take my deed to the Brooklyn Bridge as collateral?


11 posted on 12/10/2005 9:45:42 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Sgt.Po-Po
Credit card payments are accepted through paypal.

PayPal are going to love that. They take 10% on the seller's end

12 posted on 12/10/2005 9:47:33 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: FreedomCalls
Me thinks this feller is going to be facing a fraud charge.

Like your going to sell one of only two copies of the EP on Ebay nest door to a 1996 BMW.

By the way I have the original Ark of the Covenant in my basement. Anyone interested?
13 posted on 12/10/2005 9:49:09 PM PST by beaver fever
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To: minus_273

I'll trade all the "free plasma TV's" I got notified by email that I had won this past month for it.


14 posted on 12/10/2005 9:54:49 PM PST by The Duke
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To: Bud Krieger
This is what it says:

Only forty-eight copies of this “Authorized Edition” were printed and signed by Lincoln. We cannot be sure how many survived the war, or its aftermath.  In all probability, about half still exist, most by now in museums and libraries. 

  Another copy of this signed edition sold in November 2005 at Christie’s.  The one we are offering is in much better condition, with full margins.  Feel free to email or call us for details.

15 posted on 12/10/2005 9:56:48 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: minus_273

I've got this thing in the back yard. The first $27 million takes it.

YOU HAUL!

16 posted on 12/10/2005 9:57:00 PM PST by Semi Civil Servant
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To: Popman
Check it out, he's also selling a parchment about "Alexander Hamilton Writes on a Family Financial Dispute" ($4,400). That sure would go nice next to that Emancipation Proclamation. Or if you are already strapped for cash after that $1.5m purchase, you can pick up this great deal of a photo of "ABRAHAM LINCOLN RALLY AROUND THE FLAG - Harper's Weekly" for a mere $200. Better go check my matress and see how much is left in it.
17 posted on 12/10/2005 9:57:12 PM PST by Brian328i
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To: Bud Krieger

To answer your question: "The one we are offering is in much better condition, with full margins."


18 posted on 12/10/2005 10:28:03 PM PST by KittyKares
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To: beaver fever
By the way I have the original Ark of the Covenant in my basement. Anyone interested?

Depeneds on shipping costs.

19 posted on 12/10/2005 10:30:46 PM PST by eyespysomething (http://members.cox.net/transam57/lights.wmv)
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To: minus_273
Don't bid on it unless your humble abode is protected by a multi-million dollar security system. :-)
20 posted on 12/10/2005 10:31:02 PM PST by cgbg (MSM and Democratic treason--fifty years and counting...)
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To: eyespysomething

Hey it's taking up space so make an offer.


21 posted on 12/10/2005 10:31:50 PM PST by beaver fever
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To: beaver fever
By the way I have the original Ark of the Covenant in my basement. Anyone interested?

Is it signed by Moses?

22 posted on 12/10/2005 10:33:46 PM PST by KittyKares
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To: beaver fever

LOL! $1.05

That's what freedom costs.


23 posted on 12/10/2005 10:34:29 PM PST by eyespysomething (http://members.cox.net/transam57/lights.wmv)
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To: Bud Krieger
A million here a million there pretty soon your talking real money.
24 posted on 12/10/2005 10:37:58 PM PST by smug (Tanstaafl)
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To: eyespysomething

Call up Fed Ex and bill me for the delivery charges.

I have to be honest with you, there is a cherub missing but
I'm pretty sure the host is still inside. Take care when you open the package.


25 posted on 12/10/2005 10:46:22 PM PST by beaver fever
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To: beaver fever

I can't open it! I have to preserve it.

And what happened to the cherub? I'm gonna have to answer for it.


26 posted on 12/10/2005 10:51:14 PM PST by eyespysomething (http://members.cox.net/transam57/lights.wmv)
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To: beaver fever

YOu are soooooo lucky to have built a house on the Ark of the Covenant. Not many people would have been that wise. Do you ever rent it out or are you just interested in selling it?


27 posted on 12/10/2005 10:57:12 PM PST by Cate
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To: eyespysomething

Just take a back cast off it and pour a new one from King Hiram's Gold.

The new cherub may be backwards but King Hirams Gold my leave you safe in spite of the after market upgrade.

No peaking under the lid though. Otherwise you may become a Nazi soldier tostada.


28 posted on 12/10/2005 11:00:00 PM PST by beaver fever
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To: Cate

It was there when I closed the sale next to a real mint Stahl chainsaw that came in real handy.

The chainsaw isn't for sale.


29 posted on 12/10/2005 11:02:17 PM PST by beaver fever
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To: minus_273

I have a signed picture of Abe throwing out the first pitch at a Cubs game. How much you think it's worth?


30 posted on 12/10/2005 11:11:41 PM PST by opinionator
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To: beaver fever

Somethings hinky.... two months ago the seller was buying used children's clothing. Now he's selling historical documents that appear to be in immaculate condition. My fraud-o-meter is pegging on 100!


31 posted on 12/11/2005 1:30:21 AM PST by Swordmaker (Beware of Geeks bearing GIFs.)
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To: Swordmaker

The used children's clothing was required to make the rag paper for the document. No saying what he used to beam Abe into the future to sign it for him.


32 posted on 12/11/2005 1:37:42 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck
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