Lot 257: Joseph Cosey: Benjamin Franklin

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:33:24

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Lot 257: American forger (1887-1950?) who forged letters from American luminaries. Joseph Cosey forgery of a document signed by Benjamin Franklin, one page, 9 x 8, September 2, 1787. Forged pay order to Treasurer David Rittenhouse. In part: "Pay to the Honourable Silas Hamilton, Esquire, Twenty Pounds and Five Shillings." In very good condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and heavy overall creasing. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $600-800
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