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Lot 42: 1862 Author NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE Signed Check with Engraved Print Display Framed
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Nathaniel Hawthorne Signed Check with Engraved Print Famous Author of "The Scarlet Letter" Display Framed
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, 19th Century American Novelist, Author of "The Scarlet Letter".
May 10, 1862-Dated, Partially-Printed Document Check Signed, "Nath. Hawthorne," 7" x 2.75", Choice Extremely Fine. This Check, filled out and signed by Hawthorne, is drawn on the Concorde Bank and is payable in the amount of $12.40. Full name of the payee is lost due to hole cancellation. Check in overall nice condition with folds going through Hawthorne's signature but not detracting from it. Check is hole cancelled twice, not intersecting Hawthorne's signature. Professionally matted and framed together with an engraved print portrait of Hawthorne with an engraved facsimile signature., 5" x 7", in modern frame, measuring to 12" x 16.5". A wonderful piece, with a large signature of Nathaniel Hawthorne measuring 3" long, framed and ready for display.