Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Another Fake George Washington Bookplate

Click on Image to Enlarge The bookplate illustrated above was created for an auction held in Washington around 1863. It is such a poorly executed fake that it should not fool anyone who takes a moment to study and examine it. The lettering is amateurish , it is not on laid paper and the burin mark discussed in yesterday's posting in missing.
A more detailed history of this plate can be seen on pages 93-5 in Charles Dexter Allen's American Bookplates.

As I said in yesterday's posting if you are offered a "Genuine Original" George Washington bookplate , be on guard , it is probably a fake.

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