An Abraham Lincoln supporters' banner headlined a sale at Heritage Auctions on May 18.
The lot sold for $106,250 in an auction of political memorabilia and Americana in Dallas. It beat the previous record for a Lincoln campaign flag, set at $83,650 in 2007, by 27%.
It was produced for the 1864 US presidential election and advertises the virtues of Lincoln and his vice presidential candidate Andrew Johnson.
Heritage explained prior to the sale: "No category of political campaign memorabilia is more highly prized than the 1860 and 1864 flags supporting Lincoln's candidacy.
"Such a unique artifact is very difficult to value. Other varieties of Lincoln portrait flags have been traded, publicly and privately, mostly for prices ranging from $50,000 to nearly $200,000 over the past decade."
The banner is one of a handful of examples that show Lincoln's portrait, further increasing its value.
A tobacco store Indian in the style of Julius Melchers also sold well, with a final bid of $45,000.
It depicts Chief Red Jacket, the Seneca diplomat who negotiated the treaty of Canandaigua in 1794.
The auction record for a cigar store Indian stands at $675,000 for the Indian Princess, a model attributed to Samuel Robb or Thomas Brooks.
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