20 Issues of a Defunct and Excellent Publication Devoted Completely to Lincolniana
The Railsplitter suffered the fate of so many publications: Not enough revenue to survive. This quarterly journal was one of the best editorial products I've seen--ever--in such a specialty publication. This 24-60-page product was 100% devoted to the collecting of historical Lincoln material. It coupled valuable information on prices and discoveries with in-depth articles on related subjects. If it was a Lincoln item recently unearthed or a particular photograph or letter or perhaps a chair, the Railsplitter reported on it. I know this was one of those few publications I immediately sat down an read, not scanned, but read, as soon as it arrived. It's pretty rare to find a publication where 99% of the content interests you! As a research tool, entertainment, and important source of facts and figures, everything was aimed squarely at the person who collected Lincoln. Some readers were Civil War buffs, some were scholars, some collected just print material and others medals or tokens. But all were united by the theme of Abraham Lincoln. I really regretted when the publication ceased after I'd been a reader from about 1996-2006. This lot includes a selection of TWENTY DIFFERENT issues; if you collect anything related to Lincoln it's a timeless publication. It's recent enough that the sale prices are relevant and the historical text is timeless...and always interesting. If I kept every publication I've read my home and office would be too full to live in; as it is, we're surrounded by rising stacks of printed matter threatening to reach the ceiling. So in the latest housecleaning, the Railsplitters, well-read and saved, need a new home. This lot is large and guaranteed to be interesting. The publications are offered for just $15 for the lot and $8 for media mail shipping. The few photos here should give you a sense of the presentation but hardly the value. I hope someone can use this great stack of information. If they don't sell, they'll go into the box of used books we'll be donating.