Posts made in May, 2012

The Signatures Of Charles Dickens

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Autograph Collecting, Featured | 0 comments

The below article was taken from an old edition of the Strand magazine featuring a study of the signatures of Charles Dickens.  This is a wonderful study in the various examples of Dickens’ signature across his lifetime.  It features many excellent examples of his signature and some interesting photos as well.   This article is a great example of the variety of ways a person may sign their name and how it evolves over the span of their life.  Knowing these variations and when to look for them is an important factor in determining autograph authenticity.  We hope you enjoy this...

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Magna Carta: An Unintended Birth to Basic Rights

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Featured, Historical Documents | 0 comments

If you love to see history with your own eyes and have the opportunity you can now view one of the few surviving copies of the Magna Carta in the National Archives in Washington, DC.  It is one of only 4 surviving copies of the 1297 issuance.  I have been able to personally view the document and it was quite a powerful experience to say the least.  There are few historical documents in history that carry such weight and significance for the free world. However, it was not originally intended for that purpose. When King John placed his royal seal on the original “Articles of the...

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John Wesley

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Noteables | 0 comments

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John Paul Jones

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in American Figures, Military | 0 comments

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John Milton

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Authors | 0 comments

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