Gibson Auction Inc. is proud to announce we have been commissioned to sell the important life long Civil War and President Abraham Lincoln collection of Joseph "Abe" Leisch. For over 50 years Mr Leisch portrayed Abe Lincoln in TV programs, documentaries and many reenactments. He was an avid relic hunter, member of The North South Shirmish Association and was a member of the 5th Virginia Volunteer Infantry.
We are honored to offer his entire collection of 1300+ lots on December 10th and 11th with a 2 day preview starting on December 8th.
Much more information along with catalog and pictures will be uploaded ASAP so keep a lookout for updates. **PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRELIMINARY PHOTOS SEEN HERE WERE TAKEN BY THE FAMILY AND THE NUMBERS ON THE TAGS WILL NOT BE THE EXACT ORDER OF THE SALE** ALSO SOME OF THE BUCKLES ARE EARLY COPIES MADE IN THE ABE FOUNDRY BY MR LEISCH AND WILL BE CLEARLY TAGGED AND SOLD AS SUCH~
Joseph "Abe" Leisch Jr., was a 1948 graduate of Washington and Lee High School in Arlington, VA.
In 1952 he joined the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1954 with a medical condition.
After returning home from the military, he worked as an exhibit specialist for the U.S. Navy and worked at Harpers Ferry Center, National Park Service until his retirement in 1975.
He was the owner of Abe's Foundry and played Abraham Lincoln in several documentaries including two TV programs "They've Killed the President" and "The Surrender at Appomattox"..
He maintained membership in the North-South Skirmish Association since 1961 and was a former member of the Sons of the Confederacy Mosby Camp, Front Royal, VA and the Turner Ashby Camp, Winchester, VA.
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