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Lot #223
George Washington: Robert Spring

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Estimate: $300+
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English-born forger (1813-1876) who forged letters from luminaries like George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Horatio Nelson. Robert Spring forgery of a handwritten pay order signed "G:o Washington," one page 5.5 x 2.5, July 2, 1796. In part: "To the Cashier of the Office of Discount & Deposit—Baltimore. Sir, Please pay James McHenry Esq'r or bearer the sum of Three hundred and twenty one dollars." In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #589 - Ended August 12, 2020