I have been offered this Houdini signed cut out. It comes with no paperwork/other etc.
I would appreciate members help and input as to whether it's probable or as I suspect a secretarial/other. It is written using a fountain pen.
Can you post a decent image? Neither of thses lend themselves ro examination apart from form, and that only the second image.
From what I can see, this does not look right.
His signature varied somewhat over the decades, but this
looks very atypical.
Is it a reputable dealer who has offered it? Someone who has
experience with Houdini?
Here is a close up of the signature.
It comes from a private buyer who bought it at auction a few years back for $950usd. He has no expertise with HH etc.
I find it odd but as already pointed out his signature varied. It looks drawn and shaky on the 'Y'.
No, it doesn't seem right at all. The fact that it's a cut signature with no context or inscription is an issue.
See what others say.