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Old Jul 20 2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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never mind, I can't get the picture to work on here. grrrr!

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Old Jul 20 2009, 12:05 PM   #2
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The auction has ended on ebay and I can't get to the picture anymore. It was a Freedom Ransom book starting at $8.98 USD. Did anyone else see it?
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Old Jul 20 2009, 12:11 PM   #3
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I found the auction in question: http://cgi.ebay.com/Anne-McCaffrey-F...3A1%7C294%3A50

I haven't examined the sig yet, but will later today. Certainly it's signed in a weird location.
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Old Jul 20 2009, 12:42 PM   #4
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Can't really judge from that picture but it isn't a blatant forgery. At first glance it seems genuine but that's said with reservation because I can't really judge it from the given picture.
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Old Jul 21 2009, 12:19 AM   #5
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It's hard to say if the signature is real or not. It may depend on when it was signed. If 2002 I highly doubt it's real, if recently it may be real since I don't know the state of Anne's health. We'd need a more current signature to compare this to. I don't have anything current myself, but there may be others who have more current sigs to compare, ie Hans or Cheryl.
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Old Jul 21 2009, 12:25 AM   #6
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IMO...This signature just doesn't look very genuine to me...I have several of her signatures from 2007, and it was well known that she wasn't feeling to good that year, but her signature wasn't anywhere near this bad...not to mention that normally she signs her name under or on occasion even over her own prinited author name...but I haven't ever seen it at the top of the page before... like this one is.
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Old Jul 21 2009, 05:53 AM   #7
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As I haven't got any comparable signatures, from the ones shown in other threads, this one's M looks a little strange to me. Don't know otherwise
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Old Jul 21 2009, 06:33 AM   #8
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I'll try and scan some signatures from 2007/2008.

Hmm, maybe it's an idea to make a small gallery of them...
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Old Jul 21 2009, 10:13 AM   #9
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Hans, A gallery with recent signatures would be helpful. The ones on Tom Folio are good examples, but old. I do think her state of health would affect the signature, but I’ve never seen one so high up on the page before. It doesn’t look anything like my bookplates. Do you know if Gigi ever signs the bookplates for her mother if Anne isn’t well? How many different bookplates does Anne use?
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As far as I know Anne has nobody else signing her signature on anything!

And as far as I know Anne currently uses one bookplate, the one with the coloured Colin Saxton dragon and signature space underneath (there are plans for a new/extra bookpate with art by our resident Master Maelin)

There have been various other bookplates (which might be encountered on eBay, seperate and in books), pictoral and non-pictoral.

One thing I noticed is that Anne started to include date and (not always) place when she signs an object. She seems to have started doing that often this century.

I'm looking into a gallery with signatures for the current century
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Cool bananas, that would help those of us who haven't got signed books etc and would like to compare so we know what to look for.
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Oh, Hans a gallery of Anne's signatures is a fabulous idea! It did cross my mind and quickly left so I didn't get a request down in my last post.
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I think a gallery of Anne's signatures, could be very helpfull to anyone wanting to start a collect of Anne's signed books. Her signature has changed a bit over the years...but when you've seen enough of them, you can even tell it's her signature, when she's been in ill health.
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On the flip side, a gallery of AMC's signatures might be very helpful for forgeries as well.

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