Hello JFK experts out there,
I am new to this forum and I am looking for your help. I just recently acquired the attached JFK autograph on a very small b/w book page. The signature is written with a black roller ball pen.
The previous owner is a private collector who bought complete autograph collections and also chases VIPs for autographs himself.
On a small separate piece of paper there are some notes written with an old style typewriting machine: "John F. Kennedy 35.Präsident .I963 Messechussetts West Virginia Mr.Peters" (partly German, indicating obviously that a Mr. Peters from Massachussetts (New England)/USA got it in West Virginia (or the other way round) in 1963?!
The lenght of the signature is only 3cm/1.1 inches on a small cut book page measuring 8.5x11.5cm/3.3x4.6 inches.
On the backside, a part of a photograph can be seen of JFK smiling while reading a newspaper with headline, 'Jack Kennedy's on the Glory Road, Humphrey bows ... .' May 11, 1960 (cf. https://www.agefotostock.com/age/en/Stock-Images/Rights-Managed/ERE...)
Has anybody seen this autograph before? Any ideas about its provenance? What do you think - is it an authentic JFK signature? Would anybody dare to estimate its value?
I already consulted the JFK signature study book by C. Hamilton "The Robot That Helped To Make A President" and cannot find any similarities to autopen or secretarial signatures...
Any feedback is highly appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.
Thanks, Markus! --- Herman