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JOHN HANCOCK (1737 – 1793) Authentic, bold signature as "JOHN HANCOCK" on 1787 military appointment. The appointment is for Antipas Brigham and is also countersigned by John Avery. 


Antipas Brigham (1740-1791) served in Craft's Regiment of Artillery, raised in Brookfield, Mass. from Feb. 1, 1776 onward. Col. Thomas Crafts Jr. (1740-1799) was a member of the Boston Tea Party and his artillery was active in the defense of Boston Harbor.


Sale includes accompanying original COA from the highly-respected JSA (James Spence Authentication) who have thoroughly examined the autograph and certify its authenticity.


JOHN HANCOCK was a merchant, statesman and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as President of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the Declaration of Independence.


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Own a remarkable, original piece of American history! The perfect gift for the autograph enthusiast or History buff. A must have addition to the Executive Office, den, or "Man Cave".


Sold as is, as shown.


  • Custom framed to 16"x18" and archivally matted to handsome reproduction “antique" gold frame. Exquisite PH-neutral midnight black mat. Framed together under 98% UV-BLOCKING NON-GLARE acrylite pane.
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