Lot 258: Joseph Cosey: Abraham Lincoln

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:33:24

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Lot 258: American forger (1887-1950?) who forged letters from American luminaries. Joseph Cosey forgery of a partial Abraham Lincoln handwritten and signed legal document, two pages, 5.75 x 7.5, December 1, 1854. Forged second and third pages of a legal brief. In part: "Plaintiff avers that he asked Defendant to return his money to which he replied that he was the lawful and rightful title holder and not the Illinois Central Railroad Company." In fine condition, with intersecting folds and uniform toning. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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