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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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
QUALITY COLLECTIBLE CACHETS MAILED DIRECTLY TO YOU OR TO SOMEONE ELSE OF YOUR
2. MAILED DIRECTLY FROM THE ACTUAL CEREMONY,
EVENT OR SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT. (MONDAY-SATURDAY)
PRE-ADDRESSED AS PROVIDED BY YOU
RETURN LABLE OR ADDRESS (THERE IS NO ROOM ON THE CACHET FOR A RETURN ADDRESS)
CLASS POSTAGE AFFIXED TO IT
A SPECIAL ‘CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY’ INSIDE
WITH A SPECIAL REMOVEABLE LABEL FOR EASE OF OPENING THE CACHET TI INSPECT IT’S
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
-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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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*
YOU MAY ALSO E-MAIL US AT email@example.com TO MAKE OTHER PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS.
PERSONAL CHECKS AND MONEY ORDERS MAY BE MAILED TO:
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.
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
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:
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