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Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by statcat, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. statcat

    statcat Active Member

    Can anyone tell me what this possibly is? Took it to a paper expert years ago who didn't want to be bothered with it at first but then after viewing it he didn't want to touch it with bare hands and said that I should further research it. He described it as "vegetal paper" if I remember right. I asked a book expert about it recently and emailed some photos but he immediately dismissed it as a common facsimile. I haven't been able to find another like it online. I took the photos under two different lighting conditions.
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  2. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    Made for the bicentennial market.
  3. statcat

    statcat Active Member

    can you find another online?
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  4. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

  5. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    It's printed by machine, not by hand. The ink is all wrong.
  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    the ink is solid black....the hand raises and lowers causing darker and lighter lines..
  7. Dave47

    Dave47 Active Member

    "Crinkly paper reproductions" abound. Sniff the paper, and if it has any vinegary odor at all, that clinches it. Key did not produce bunches of lyrics to be photographically reproduced at the time.

    https://www.visitthecapitol.gov/exh...anuscript-francis-scott-key-september-15-1814 shows the real thing (with changes)

    https://www.usni.org/magazines/proc...al-manuscript-final-text-star-spangled-banner tells a bit of the story.
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  8. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

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