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McQ
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Posted - 11/05/2006 :  20:25:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send McQ a Private Message
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Originally posted by beskeptigal

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Originally posted by McQ

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Other than finding the guys from the "Antiques Road Show" and having them look at it, I would suggest sending the scan to some universities with good antiquities departments, or researching the font type and type of paper it's on. Certain font types were used by Franklin and printers in colonial America, and the type of paper it is on will help date it. There is a chance that the tide tables might help in some way, but I think only NOAA might be of some help there.

Good luck, and sorry I don't have better advice than that.


McQ, I think looking through the Onion archives might be more productive than Antiques Roadshow inquiry. You might want to re-read it.



Ok, I won't be quite so dry the next time.


Elvis didn't do no drugs!
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HalfMooner
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Philippines
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Posted - 11/05/2006 :  21:46:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
McQ, if dry works for you, stick with it.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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Ghost_Skeptic
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Canada
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Posted - 11/05/2006 :  23:19:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Ghost_Skeptic a Private Message
You should send it to Joe Nickell. Besides investigation paranormal claims for CSICOP he authenticates old documents.

"You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. / You can send a kid to college but you can't make him think." - B.B. King

History is made by stupid people - The Arrogant Worms

"The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism." - William Osler

"Religion is the natural home of the psychopath" - Pat Condell

"The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter" - Thomas Jefferson
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HalfMooner
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Posted - 11/05/2006 :  23:47:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
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You should send it to Joe Nickell. Besides investigation paranormal claims for CSICOP he authenticates old documents.

I'll be damned if I will! Such an evidence-based skeptical microfascist would only interpret my find through the thick and distorted lenses of his materialist-humanist scientific religion.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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