Lot 197: Joseph Cosey: George Washington

RR Auction

2015-08-21 10:51:42


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Lot 197: American forger (1887-1950?) who forged letters from American luminaries. Joseph Cosey forgery of an ADS by George Washington, one page, 6 x 2, February 9, 1796. Forged pay order to the "Cashier of the Office of Discount & Deposit, Baltimore." In part: "Sir, Please pay Doctor James Craik or bearer the sum of Seventy five dollars." Double-matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Washington to an overall size of 13 x 17.5. In fine condition, with cancellation cuts and toned edges. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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