Crispin Document?


#1

Hello all.

Searching through eBay, I came across this apparent Crispin Patent document… It looks legitimate enough, but certainly does not fit the bill for me.

And without further ado:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Civil-War-era-Crispin-cartridge-Patent-document/261911698044?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D31356%26meid%3D85f12ebf70a84243a6b25ce8193c21fa%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D261884656025

I hope the link works!

-Dave


#2

With no explanation of provenance, and no real verification, it is suspect. It would need a C.O.A. from a reputable document authenticator,or at least some anecdotal help such as an ultraviolet light test, or a magnification of print to check for ink jet dots. The seller’s feedback isn’t too high either.


#3

Dave, it seems to me that the small page showing the drawing is printed on the full size white paper page. I don’t know how this would be possible if this is an “Original Civil War Era” document.


#4

All very true! The pictures are also not taken with great detail…
It would be a nice fantasy piece (not for the price tho!)

-Dave