South Carolina: Thomas Lynch, Jr

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South Carolina: Thomas Lynch, Jr

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Auction Date:2017 Jan 11 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
Signer of the Declaration of Independence from South Carolina (1749–1779); his father had served in the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1776 but had to return home due to illness. Thomas Lynch, Jr., was chosen to take his father's place in Congress, where he voted for and signed the Declaration. In 1779, he sailed to St. Eustatius in the West Indies, but his ship was lost at sea and never found. Extraordinarily rare ink signature, “Lynch thus,” on an off-white 2 x .25 clipped slip, beautifully mounted and housed in a custom-made leatherbound presentation folder. In fine condition, with writing on the reverse lightly showing through. Along with Button Gwinnett, Lynch presents the greatest hurdle in assembling a complete set of Declaration signers. It is not entirely clear which is rarer—while Gwinnett was generally thought to be the rarest of all signers, recent studies have proclaimed Lynch as the scarcer of the two. Either way, Lynch is certainly of the utmost rarity and is far and away one of the most sought-after American autographs. Provenance: Remember When Auction; originally included a certificate of authenticity from Charles Hamilton (no longer present).