This just doesn't look right, IMO....
I have a fair amount of experience with JFK autographs, but as you say, he’s not easy, most of the time, to authenticate. Charles Hamilton, who wrote the landmark book on JFK signatures, thought JFK was probably the most perplexing autograph to come to understand in history. JFK himself had many, many different autograph styles that he used. On top of that, some 17 or so secretaries signed for JFK.
The last name is actually typical of an authentic JFK style. The pointy K is like an authentic JFK style. However, it is the first name that causes a lot of concern. It just looks off, possibly too far off. The loop of the y looks very Kennedy-like as well. The last name looks pretty good, but the first name makes it questionable for me. And yes, your two examples are authentic ones.
So I guess I’m on the fence too.
+1....Starts off all wrong.....IMO..
I went back-and-forth as I was writing that. Lol. It’s probably not authentic. The first name looks off, but the last isn’t too bad. I probably wouldn’t want to take a chance on it though. I wouldn’t feel comfortable owning it.
I don't like it at all
This was also authenticated by JSA.
You may want to check with Herman and get his opinion.
How do I do that?
Just send him a friend request - Herman Darvick