Lot 20: CHARLES DICKENS Signed Check with Engraved Print Display Framed
October 29, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Gorgeous "Charles Dickens" Signed Check with Engraving
CHARLES DICKENS (1812 - 1870). Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English Writer and Social Critic creating some of the world's best-known fictional characters, and is regarded as the Greatest Novelist of the Victorian Era.
October 15, 1868-Dated, Partially-Printed Document Check Signed, "Charles Dickens," with his distinctive flourish, 7.5" x 3.5", Choice Extremely Fine. A British check, printed on blue paper, drawn on "Messrs. Coutts & Comp.y" of London, payable to a Mr. Harry in the amount of 25 pounds. Check appears in overall fine condition with light soiling, particularly at margins. Some vertical folds, and a bank endorsement stamp does overlay Dicken's signature, but does not detract from it. Accompanied by an engraved printed portrait of Dickens with facsimile signature, professionally matted and framed together with Check in modern wood frame, 13" x 19". A handsome display, featuring one of the best loved English novelists.