I came across this signed note from Dwight D. Eisenhower which I found rather odd. It states that he is in the hospital convalescing and cannot supply an autograph. Yet the note is signed anyways. I'm assuming this is secretarial (?) but still find interesting that it would contradict itself like that? You would think it should have been sent unsigned? Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Hi Greg,

The signature on your card might be a printed one, like the one in this image I found online.
I'm not 100% certain but there are numerous similarities. Maybe someone with more knowledge will weigh in. All the best.

Interesting, I thought that all White House cards like that were hand signed? Yours certainly has that appearance? Does the post actually state this one is a print?
Thanks for the reply Rick!

Yes, The Heritage Collectors Society page from which the image came states,

"Nice printed White House autograph card, "with best wishes, Dwight D Eisenhower." Nice dark printed signature and a scarce White House souvenir. $45.00"

I chose the image only because it shares many similarities to your. I have no idea whether yours is also a print, I just raised it as a possibility. Best of luck.

I have a White House Card from President Johnson. It is also preprinted lithograph. Preprinted are very common. However, they make good collectors items. 

I found this with a quick look. 1960 WH index card with Autopenned signature and the OP item shown below. It's not the best scan, but says enough:

And in overlay:

Thanks Erik! I guess that explains that one! Glad I didn't buy it ;)

I found this with a quick look. 1960 WH index card with Autopenned signature and the OP item shown below. It's not the best scan, but says enough:

And in overlay:

My posts are not "taking" - I will try without a picture. This is an Autopen.

test post

I'm seeing your posts, including those with the photos.  Saw them the other day too when you said they weren't going through.  Not sure why you aren't seeing them ? 

i have this signature of eisenhower which i hope is real...perhaps we can use it for comparison to these others and would also  love to hear from others regarding my item.....thanks....

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From the scans it appears yours does have the appearance that it was hand signed.

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