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Even Fakes Come With Provenance

November 17, 2019

We recently came across this unusual CDV of Lincoln mounted on an album page. It was copied from an engraving or print issued circa 1860. The CDV had supposedly been autographed by Lincoln himself. The line of ownership was detailed below, on the album page. It failed to mention the circumstances in which the CDV was obtained and autographed. It also glossed over the fact that the autograph was an out & out forgery! So, if the autograph fails the “smell test”, no need to look further.