EARLY ASSAYERS' WRITING SAMPLES
David Cassel's request for writing samples of early mint assayers Eckfelt and DuBois turned up assistance from Pete Smith and Joel Orosz.
Pete wrote that
"Craig Whitford sold a handwritten document from Jacob Eckfeldt in his sale of October 6, 1995, lot 264. The document is illustrated in the catalog."
"I have two samples that are supposedly pertinent. One is a purported inscription on the Mint Manual from Jacob Eckfeldt, the authorship of which I doubt, and the other is an inscription on Pledges of History which may have been penned by DuBois. I will send photocopies to Mr. Cassel this weekend."
To his note Joel added:
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