A Journal for the Lincoln Collector


Market for Buying and Selling Historical Americana

Now in Our Thirteenth Year Publishing
the Most Substantive Journal in the Field and
Hosting National Auctions of Americana!

We invite you to join the fun!

The Rail Splitter is a national organization of collectors, dealers and scholars interested in Lincoln and the material culture of the period. We publish a quarterly journal, host Lincoln and Civil War auctions, sponsor exhibits and tours, and help buy, sell, and appraise historical Americana. We have members all across the country... people interested in everything from vintage photography to autographs, from political campaign memorabilia to stamps and coins, from assassination ephemera to relics - not to mention keepsakes of other personalities of the period.

We track auction results, report on recent finds, picture new discoveries, provide insight on authenticating an item, and feature in-depth articles such as: how to determine the authenticity of a broadside; an examination of the Ford's Theatre playbills and how to judge the different printings; Lincoln in photography - valuing CDV's with different imprints; and so forth. Each issue likewise reports on market activity and provides notice of upcoming events and auctions. We take pride in keeping the quarterly visual, graphic and fun to read.

Please review our Web Page for answers to some of your questions and links to some of our friends... and please let us hear from you if we can be of any service whatsoever! We would be pleased to help in any way possible - for us, this is a true "labor of love!".


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