Cosey, Joseph, 1887-1950
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Manuscript with a forged George Washington signature.
Manuscript with forged signatures of George Washington and Aaron Burr.
Forgery attributed to Joseph Cosey but possibly the work of Robert Spring.
The collection of Washington forgeries and bookplates from the 19th and 20th centuries measures 1 linear foot. Found within the collection are forged Washington documents from notorious forgers Robert Spring, Joseph Cosey, and Charles Weisberg, as well as unidentified forgeries. The collection also contains bookplates – originals, restrikes, and spurious copies – from the Washington family and correspondence related to the sale of forgeries.