RARE Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest Signed CDV Sold Over $11000

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diane

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I thought it was just a note written on the photo - Forrest let a series of bumps stand for his signature!
 

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A very RARE signed CDV of Gen Forrest recently sold at auction for over $11000. And who said CS stuff was on the down side these days.

Courtesy of Heritage auctions
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This cdv was auctioned off by Heritage Auctions about a week ago. The auction house described the cdv as being very rare and one-of-a-kind, hence the high final bid. Here's the complete story:

 
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This cdv was auctioned off by Heritage Auctions about a week ago. The auction house described the cdv as being very rare and one-of-a-kind, hence the high final bid. Here's the complete story:

I know all that as I had to stop bidding at 4K. Back when it went in the catalog and I posted it we had a discussion on what it would go for. I wasn't even close at 3k
 
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Is that actually signed, or just his name written on the card? It doesn't look like his known signature.

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I thought the same thing. I've seen many examples of his signature, and just looking at the 'r' and 'F' alone, nothing is correct. Also, looks like only one 'r' in his last name, which would be a common mistake for someone just writing an i.d. on the photo.
 
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