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Lot # 752 (of 873)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1790 John Hancock Signed Military Appointment

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $4,025.00

Partially printed military appointment document is magnificently signed by John Hancock ("9") with his typically large and extremely impressive signature in brown ink, as Governor of Massachusetts, on the left side, beneath the official large paper seal. This official document appoints "Mr. Louis Vase" to the rank of "Ensign of a Company in the sixth Regiment of the first Division of the militia of this Commonwealth" and is dated September 6, 1790. It is also signed by John Avery as secretary. Very bright and clean, with a complete, intact seal and a crisp, virtually flawless signature of John Hancock, one of the America's founding fathers and the first signer of the Declaration of Independence. In fact, it is because of his bold and flourishing signature on the Declaration of Independence that Hancock's name has over time become synonymous with "signature." This is an exceptional document for display, with Hancock's name in bold type at the top, and with a signature displaying the same bold qualities that have made Hancock's name a part of the English language. The document has some separations along the natural fold lines and is otherwise in overall Excellent condition. LOA from James Spence, Steve Grad & John Reznikoff/PSA DNA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $4,025.00

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