I agree about the QuickOpinion. It may be sufficient enough. My biggest concern is that every member who has offered an opinion on this piece agrees that at least one of the two autographs is atypical. I still have my concerns about both of the autographs.
There used to be a theory that people held onto saying that, if you put in 10,000 hours at anything you would be an expert. That was a nice concept, but after 35 years of collecting and studying autographs, I am well beyond the 10,000 hours and still don't consider myself or anyone an "expert."
If the rules never change the 10,000 hours thing might work, but with autographs there is constant change. Unless you keep studying and keep learning and watch new variations of any signer's autograph, you won't ever be the best.
Are there Beatles experts, maybe seeing as half of the band isn't signing anymore. Elvis experts might exist, Mantle & Ruth .....sure, anything is possible.
Harrison Ford is still out there and still thrilling fans and dealers alike with his willingness to autograph items for them.
Until the time comes when that is no longer the case.....there are no experts, just people who have used the information available to see the patterns.
Pete, I just sent you a private message. I would like to discuss this topic with you out of the view of forgers.
Instinct says no
That is very good news Devon. Congratulations and enjoy.
Nice to come to as close to a conclusion as possible. Thanks for letting us know.