Saturday, September 29, 2012

1821 ENGLISH INDENTURE ON VELLUM

I located another interesting old artifact this past week... a huge (31 1/2" X 25") 1821 Deed, or Indenture, beautifully handwritten on very heavy (sheepskin?) vellum. It concerns a property transfer between Joseph Moorhouse of County York and Ann Goldthorpe of County Spinster. It features a blue revenue stamp and Joseph Moorhouse's red wax seal. This type of document is regularly offered on eBay, where they bring anywhere from $20 on up to several hundred dollars.



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