JOHN HANCOCK (1737 – 1793) Authentic, bold signature as "JOHN HANCOCK" with flourish underneath on vellum cut. The signature is large measuring 5"x1.5" and was originally certified authentic by CHARLES HAMILTON as part of a larger lot for the distinguished John Carter Brown Library at BROWN UNIVERSITY.
This item was originally part of a "Declaration of Independence Signers Set" from the John Carter Brown Library collection. The library's director, Norman Fiering, had the set of signatures certified by legendary autograph expert CHARLES HAMILTON and later sold the collection to The Mayflower Traders, Ltd. Signaturist-Ink obtained this signature directly from the set sold by the John Carter Brown Library collection.
Sale includes accompanying copy of lot COA from Charles Hamilton who thoroughly examined the autograph and certified its authenticity. Also included is a copy of the letter from The John Carter Brown Library director Norman Fiering offering to sell the signers collection. [Upon purchase, a copy of the Paypal receipt for the purchase of the autograph by Signaturist-Ink from Mayflower Traders, LTD will be provided].
For your added pre-purchase assurance, document includes original PSA/DNA QuickOpinion Result Letter, "LIKELY GENUINE".
PLEASE NOTE: Some of the contact information has been blurred out to protect the privacy of others. Upon purchase you will receive all documents without blurring.
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.
Signature is in good condition, signed on vellum, some wrinkling and foxing to the signature consistent with age and use. Signature is archivally matted using postal corners.
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