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The Abraham Lincoln Burial Witness Tree

This is the stump of the bur oak ( Quercus macrocarpa ) Witness Tree – this tree was determined by ring count to have been a small sapling that witnessed Lincoln’s funeral. Unfortunately, the tree was not visible in photographs of Lincoln’s funeral and could be dated only by counting tree rings after it died from a lightning strike and was removed. A replacement bur oak sapling can be seen nearby.    This stump is the remains of the tree that witnessed President Lincoln's burial in 1865.  It was approximately 15 years old at that time.  It was stuck by lightening, and had to be cut down.  The stump was carefully preserved and finished at Oak Ridge Cemetery for visitors to physically touch the stump to connect themselves to Abraham Lincoln. Sections of the tree were salvaged and pieces are offered to collectors to proudly display their piece of history as appropriate.
 

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*Extremely limited quantity wood blocks cut from the remains of the actual Abraham Lincoln Burial Witness Tree!

Introductory Announcement!


check back March 1 for updates!


The Official 2015 Abraham Lincoln Funeral Reenactment Collectible Cachet 


(MAY 1- 4, 2015) in Springfield, Illinois



*A Very Unique Way To Enhance Your Collectible Cachet*


Collector Souvenir Cachets Mailed Directly To You

Or To Someone Else Of Your Choice...

They will be stamped, cancelled with the official pictorial cancellation, and have foil stamped addressing.

These Cachets will be extremely limited and sold on a first come first served basis.  Pre-Order yours now to guarantee them while they last!


Now is the time to secure your piece of history!  Cristabears, Inc. has created a special cachet to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the funeral of Abraham Lincoln. It highlights Lincoln’s final photograph, taken in April 1865, positioned at the recently restored original entrance to the Oak Ridge Cemetery where Lincoln’s remains passed and was placed into his receiving vault on May 4, 1865. This special cachet has been enhanced with heat foil stamping of Lincoln’s signature and other specific information depicting this historic event.

This cachet must be ordered prior to May 1, 2015 to guarantee that it will be processed by May 4, 2015, the actual 150thAnniversary of Lincoln’s funeral

 

CACHETS DIRECT

1. HIGH QUALITY COLLECTIBLE CACHETS MAILED DIRECTLY TO YOU OR TO SOMEONE ELSE OF YOUR CHOICE

2.  MAILED DIRECTLY FROM THE ACTUAL CEREMONY, EVENT OR SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT. (MONDAY-SATURDAY) EXCLUDING SUNDAY

3. PRE-ADDRESSED AS PROVIDED BY YOU

4. NO RETURN LABLE OR ADDRESS (THERE IS NO ROOM ON THE CACHET FOR A RETURN ADDRESS)

5. FIRST CLASS POSTAGE AFFIXED TO IT

6. INCLUDES A SPECIAL ‘CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY’ INSIDE

7. SEALED WITH A SPECIAL REMOVEABLE LABEL FOR EASE OF OPENING THE CACHET TI INSPECT IT’S CONTENTS

 

Also available is a 10” x 8” (PANORAMIC VIEW) picture of Lincoln matted for a 11”x14” picture frame.

Graphics and designed by Cristabears, Inc. and hand matted by them. Made in Springfield, Illinois.


-This is a *preorder and will be processed on a first come first served basis.

-Your Collectible Cachet will be *PRE-ADDRESSED(AS PROVIDED BY YOU)

-It will have a 2015 USPS First Class Forever Stamp Affixed to it(A 2015 CIVIL WAR POSTAGE IS BEING SUGGESTED, IF AVAILABLE)

-It will be cancelled(DATE STAMPED) at the Dedication Post Office ON THE DATE OF YOUR CHOICE. (MAY 1, 2, AND 4, 2015) *EXCEPTION: May 3, 2015 IS A SUNDAY.

-The Black Pictorial Cancellation was Designed/Created by Chuck Taylor.


*AT YOUR REQUEST Mr. Taylor will personally hand sign your Collectible Cachet on the back side of the Cachet.  He will sign the front of the Cachet only with your request. It is our objective to provide you with the most attractive Collectible Cachet possible.


 BELOW IS A SAMPLE OF THE QUALITY OF THE CACHET. IT WILL BE EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE AND VERY SUITABLE FOR FRAMING FOR DISPLAYING. A PICTURE OF THE ACTUAL CACHET WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL SOMETIME IN EARLY APRIL 2015.














*Email chuck@cristabears.com with any questions!!


SELECT OPTION 1 or 2. YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO PAYPAL FOR PAYMENT.

*NOTE: With Addressed Cachets, Be Sure to list recipients address in the "Special Instructions Box" when checking out during ordering*

                                                         Addressing Options:
                                                      


YOU MAY ALSO E-MAIL US AT chuck@cristabears.com TO MAKE OTHER PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS.

PERSONAL CHECKS AND MONEY ORDERS MAY BE MAILED TO:

CHUCK TAYLOR

302 CRAVENS RD

SPRINGFIELD, IL 62712

NOTE: You may also order pre-cancelled cachets sent to you without being processed through the USPS. These requests will be carefully packaged and mailed with an appropriate package. PRIOITY MAIL IS SUGGESTED BECAUSE OF THE INSURANCE AND TRACKING OPTIONS.

A MINIMUM OF $ 5.45 WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE USPS PRIOITY MAIL OPTION.

Please understand that once the cachet is placed into the USPS system, there are no absolute guarantees that it will reach the destination. Also, please be aware that it may also arrive with some damage from being handled by the  USPS. In most cases they should arrive in satisfactory condition.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING OFFER, PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE PURCHASING.

IF YOU PREFER TO PURCHASE THESE CACHETS (ADDRESSED OR NON-ADDRESSED BUT NOT TO BE MAILED) FROM E-BAY, THEY WILL NOT BE LISTED UNTIL AT LEAST 30 DAYS PRIOR TO AN ACTUAL DELIVERY DATE. MAILING WILL BE STARTING AROUND MAY 6, 2015. THE LISTING WILL BE NAMED:

‘ABRAHAM LINCOLN FUNERAL CACHET’

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO VISIT E-BAY TO CHECK OUT OUR 100% POSITIVE FEEDBACK ON OVER

1200 TRANSACTIONS

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*Authentic gold foil stamping

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