Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Benjamin Franklin Document Signed "B Franklin", one page, 15.75" x 14", Pennsylvania, May 9, 1787. This vellum document is an official declaration awarding land to a John Davidson and listing the amount he paid the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for it. The land was called "John's Fancy" and it was near Newton Township. Land patents were issued in the thirteen original colonies and afterwards for tracts of land. Apart from ownership this patent also includes the rights of first-title deed and final certificate. In the United States, all property can be traced back to its original patent and in some cases back to the original foreign country of ownership such as France or Spain. Franklin signed this document as President of the Supreme Executive Council. The document is in fine condition, with usual folds present, light soiling on both sides, and slight fading to the signature. Original seals still intact.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,459

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 July 12 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2020 February 22 - 23 Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas
    2020 February 22 - 23 Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,356,633