4 years ago #1
bob
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i have a copy of the bill of rights is it worth any thing?

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4 years ago #2
jade
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What kind of copy, who was it made by, Is there any mark of who made it? What kind of print and what material is it printed on?

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4 years ago #3
tracy hebert
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i have an original copy of the bill of rights. the paperwork with it says it is a 200th anniv copy. phillip morris sent it from 2020 pennsilvania ave. what is it worth??see photo

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4 years ago #4
jade
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You didn't answer any of the above questions and you didn't mention how many copies were made. When the edition is limited there should be a mark noting the number of the copy you have out of x copies there are. Anyone can download a copy of the original bill of rights. There won't be much value to it unless there's something special in the specific copy.

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3 years ago #5
john
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what is it worth

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2 years ago #6
Honey
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I have a copy of the Bill of Rights the bottom left corner says J. R. Rosen and A. E. Hilton, & the right corner says Greenfield State Bank with a stamp that says federal deposit insurance corperation member. Also, I have a copy of the American's Creed with the same written on the left lower corner. Also, I have a copy of the Gettysburg Address, The Monroe Doctrine, Emancipation Proclamation, In congress, that says Anderson Clayton and co., 2727 West Sixth St., Los Angeles, Calif. on the left lower corner. I have no dates to when these were copied. I'd like to know if they are worth any dollar value at all?

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2 years ago #7
jade
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Check my above post.

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2 years ago #8
LINNY
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i dont know much about it on the bottom they have a name JOHN BECKLEY CLERK OF THE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES AND SAM.A.OTIS

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2 years ago #9
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So, you have a copy of the Bill of Rights...

It might help to note, for those who have "original copies" that:

There were only 14 ever produced that were truly original, meaning hand written and they are as follows:
George Washington had fourteen handwritten copies of the Bill of Rights made, one for Congress and one for each of the original thirteen states: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia.
The copies for Georgia, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania went missing. The New York copy is thought to have been destroyed in a fire, whereas the Pennsylvania copy reportedly disappeared in the later 18th century.(this has yet to be proven)Two unidentified copies of the missing four(thought to be the Georgia and Maryland copies) survive; one is in the National Archives and the other is in the New York Public Library.
North Carolina's copy was stolen by a Union soldier in April 1865 and returned to North Carolina in 2005, 140 years later by FBI Special Agent Robert King Wittman.

Virginia's copy was used for the Bill of Rights Tour, to mark the bicentennial of the Bill of Rights, in 1991.

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1 year ago #10
jen
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on the top page says begun and held in the city of new york 0n wensday the fourth of march one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine and it is on brittle paper like you can see through it when held to light

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1 year ago #11
grannysantiques
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The original Bill of Rights was written in 1798, you have the Bicentennial (200th Anniv) copy, so this dates to 1998. I know that Philip Morris was/is the name of a cigarette manufacturer but it could also be the name of a former senator or representative. 2020 Penn. Ave. in DC is the address for an office bldg.

Putting all of this together along with my knowledge as an antique dealer of 35 years the value of your document is less than $5 USD.

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7 months ago #12
mustang02gt
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the bill of rights was written in 1789..
i have the 200th anniversary copy. whats is worth?

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7 months ago #13
grannysantiques
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Depending upon condition they sell for around $8 USD

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7 months ago #14
Keith
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I think i have an actual original copy. Printed on what seems to be very very old parchment paper there are no notations saying who it was printed by but it says this copy was made so it can be more legible. Is it possible i have an actual copy. Contact me at the email posted and i will send pic

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7 months ago #15
grannysantiques
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Yes they were made to look old but are still contemporary and were mass produced.

All of this leads to a very low resale value.

Thank you, Michelle

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7 months ago #16
Keith
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This isn't made to look old this old parchment so old when you touch it virtually falls apart....doesn't look old it is old!

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7 months ago #17
grannysantiques
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The originals are all accounted for but this document has been recreated many, many, many times.

There were copies of the original given away in the early 1800s and if you think you have one of these you need to have it examined by an expert in person.

It is probably falling apart from the way it has been stored. It is paper and overtime paper starts to fall apart if not properly stored.

The original was not written on parchment it was on hemp paper.

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5 months ago #18
merrick
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I believe this lady because I have one too!

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3 months ago #19
Louis Matamoros
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We think we have the one for the city of new york. We got it an estate sale of a judge who had it for many years. Can we send you a picture

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1 month ago #20
. authentic. copy. ...
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On. The. Copy. It. Says. Authentic. The. Paper. Is. Dark. Brown. Is. Different. Then. A. Paper. Bag

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1 month ago #21
Marra M
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Hi there

As another member did suggest, since this has been copied a lot of times better bring it to somebody who can see and authenticate it.

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