Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.I will be pleased to help you.
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It looks to be real but authentication must be done in person; ie, with signature in hand.
It is impossible to authenticate from a photo.
This business will authenticate signatures for a fee.
If someone says they authenticate a letter or signature from a photo, they are misleading you.
It just cannot be done without having an expert examine it carefully in person.
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Let me know,Kind regards,Doris
That phrase was a typo. You thought the writing looked like Lincoln's. That is what I was going on.
The fact that the writing can only be certified by an expert viewing in person remains the same.
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I hope your writings can be certified as Lincoln's.
If you would like to send photos or scans, I will be happy to look over your letter for you and help with an estimate and referrals for you. You can send images at your convenience, there is not an additional fee for sharing pictures here.