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O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:42 pm
by CascadeChris
Thoguht I'd share a pretty cool recent acquisition. There seems to be a few different styles or separate castings from original moulds (kind of like old master plate engravings I guess?) so aside it being an inventory buy I got it to study so I know the ins & outs of them if/when one crosses my path again. Aside the show and tell for the coolness aspect, if anyone is familiar with these or has a link to a reference website or book that catalogs these I'd be appreciative.

Too bad Morgan didn't do something similar for our babies 😔 How cool would that be!

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Re: O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:05 pm
by messydesk
Nice pickup! How thick is it? It looks like it got a little banged up on the top and right edges. Would it take to being mounted and hung from a wall? A table-top stand would also work I guess.

Re: O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:26 pm
by fogie
looks cleaned - throw it back :D (just being a prick - nice score...)

Re: O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:20 pm
by collectinsince65
Very cool Chris! Great addition

Re: O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:42 pm
by vampicker
If only you were friends with someone who could use it like a galvano

Re: O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:13 am
by VamHelsing
It'll never grade... :D :D :D

Re: O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:19 am
by PacificWR
Nice pick-up.

Re: O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:14 am
by blh74
That is a real collectible piece of art.

Re: O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:13 pm
by bob259
I Like It!

Re: O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:28 pm
by Longstrider
Amazing! That is the kind of thing I use to go to local auctions for. All I ever saw was junk. Thanks.🐍

Re: O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:24 pm
by CascadeChris
messydesk wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:05 pm
Nice pickup! How thick is it? It looks like it got a little banged up on the top and right edges. Would it take to being mounted and hung from a wall? A table-top stand would also work I guess.
I dont have it at hand but its about 1/4" thick. And yes, it does have a small planchet crack (lol) at top center but I gather thats an easy fix by an art restorer for a not much $$ if necessary.

Yes, it can be mounted or standed. Ive seen ones online that have sold recently with a photo frame type kickstand, mounted to a marble or wood backing etc. Maybe this one had a wood or stone backing at one time. And from what I've seen they sell in the $500/800-$2k range but I'm not sure what makes which which. 🤔

Re: O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:25 pm
by CascadeChris
vampicker wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:42 pm
If only you were friends with someone who could use it like a galvano
I think he has one. Pretty sure he's the reason I knew what this was the instant I saw it. Been meaning to shoot him an email to see if I'm remembering that correctly and also to see if he knows any more about them.

Re: O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:05 pm
by pete$298
Chris,
Check this out:
https://coins.ha.com/itm/lincoln-cents/ ... 124-1234.s

Looks like it was actually graded. 8-)

Re: O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:37 pm
by vampicker
If we ever get back to the major show circuit in any semblance of normalcy, stop by Paul Cunningham's table. He wrote 'the book' on Lincoln material and my have one or two of these in one of his cases at any given time.

Re: O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:17 pm
by CascadeChris
@pete$298 saw that one. While the back does look similar, like maybe mine is the same as that one but mine is missing the back bronze plate, mine does have indentations on the corners and sides exactly where that one has screws but my indentations don't have threaded holes for screws. 🤔🤷🏻‍♂️

Re: O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:19 pm
by CascadeChris
vampicker wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:37 pm
If we ever get back to the major show circuit in any semblance of normalcy, stop by Paul Cunningham's table. He wrote 'the book' on Lincoln material and my have one or two of these in one of his cases at any given time.
Good to know. Thanks JR. This one will most likely be sold or traded away by then but I'm very much intrigued to learn more about these even after this one is gone. 😊

Re: O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:11 am
by RogerB
There are a small number of 1907 originals, and hundreds of copies and knock-offs. Also, there are many European and American plaques of similar style by excellent sculptors and a lot by 2nd and 3rd rate plasterers. I recall a Belgian version that is much superior to Brenner's portrait of Lincoln's coat.
:)

Re: O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:32 pm
by CascadeChris
🤔

Re: O/T... Newp... Lincoln Bronze Plaque by VDB!

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:07 pm
by vamsterdam
hmm.