Hello, I am dealing with a very stressful situation right now and will not be providing opinions. Member JoeW is good with thses things.
Found this old thread while doing some reserch.
I think the "To Laurie" example is real even if it doesn't look totally typical. I believe the "Laurie" was Laurie Butcher, an avid in-person collector who died in 2018. His massive collection was sold by Excalibur in three separate auctions from 2018-2019. The labelling bottom left is typical for Laurie.
I also a couple of Laurie's autographs. One of them was also signed at the Connaught Hotel (London).