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I have a In Congress July 4th 1776 The unanimous Declaration

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I have a In Congress July 4th 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America with a bunch of signatures on it to include ***** *****cock ***** ***** George Mythe ***** ***** etc.. How do I tell if it's an original document
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Rarewares replied 2 months ago.

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I look forward to working with you.

Please add pictures of the item(s) and any maker's marks by clicking the Add Files button.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Here is some photos I took
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Here is one more
Expert:  Rarewares replied 2 months ago.

This a reprint of The Declaration of Independence, reprinted circa 1850 and folded at one time

for binding. This print under glass has a current value of $5,000 to $7,000 retail.

Some sites that I recommend for selling are Offerup.com (local), Varagesale.com (local) , Wanelo.com, Bonanza.com, Ioffer.com, Etsy.com, Ebay and letgo.com (local).

You can also go to invaluable.com or liveauctioneers.com and search their directory for an auction house near you and consign to them.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Hi! Thank you for your prompt reply. How certain are you that this is a 1850 reprint of the document? How were you able to tell? How many prints were made? Are u certain it is worth $5,000 to $7,000 in it's present condition? A local antique dealer wrote me an email that they had no interest so I just wanted to verify that this document is authentic with you based on your observation of the photographs. It does have a very small tear in the middle of the document. Thank you for your assistance.