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198   Joseph Cosey: Abraham Lincoln  $200 $393 $433 8 You must login to place a bid.

#198 - Joseph Cosey: Abraham Lincoln

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American forger (1887-1950?) who forged letters from American luminaries. Joseph Cosey forgery of an ALS by Abraham Lincoln, one page, 8.5 x 3.5, December 21, 1863. Forged order to Paymaster H. C. Whitney. In full: “This man complains that he has not been able to obtain any pay for the months—will you please do what you can for him.” Stamped on the reverse by the noted autograph dealer and handwriting expert: “Forgery Identified By Charles Hamilton.” In very good condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds, overall toning, and show-through from mounting remnants and ink stamp to reverse.


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