George Washington signature along with a swatch of his cloak and lock of his hair

04 Feb

Fantastic display consisting of a scarce full ink signature, “George Washington,” on an off-white 3 x 1 slip clipped from a larger document. Signature was part of a large March 17, 1769, indenture between Washington and Robert Thompson. Also included are a .5 x .5 swatch of Washington’s cloak from the family of Colonel Tobias Lear, Washington’s personal secretary and good friend; and six strands of Washington’s hair from the Custis-Powell family. All three items are nicely cloth-matted and framed with a color portrait of Washington and a descriptive plaque to an overall size of 14.75 x 15.25. In fine condition, with a uniform shade of mild toning. Accompanied by a copy of the document from which the signature was taken, and also accompanied by an 8.5 x 11 photocopied presentation sheet with an image of Washington, bearing a printed signature of Charles Hamilton stating that the hair was probably first owned by Martha Washington’s granddaughter. Complete Washington signatures are highly sought after. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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