To the untrained eye, they look like cheap black plastic molds that should be sold at a garage sale for a buck or two. But...now....when you come across a black bust of Lincoln at your local flea market, take a second look and grab it while you can. For, it could be pressed of downstate coal and now you'll have a story to tell about your old pal Abe sitting on your bookshelf.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Coal Abe Lincoln
This Friday, Nat and I drove down to Frankfort to see my folks. We dropped the babe off for a sit with her Noonie and Papa and we quickly ran to the movie theatre in New Lenox. We caught Avatar - more on that later - but I also picked up a box of items from my mom. Amongst some childhood treasures were two Abraham Lincoln busts pressed in Illinois coal. I only know they're from Illinois coal because of the "certificate of authenticity" that accompanied them in their boxes!