There was a recent discussion of a Lennon signature claimed to be from his appearance at radio station WFIL's Helping Hands Marathon in May, 1975. This prompted a suggestion that we should have a signature study of Lennon's sometimes difficult to authenticate post-Beatles signature. Some examples from this period are highly abbreviated.

I'd like to start by focusing on that May 1975 signing appearance with exemplars that are believed to be from that 3-day period. What would be particularly helpful would be examples from catalogs that go back a ways.

Here are a couple of WFIL signatures from Meet the Beatles For Real, one of which includes a doodle.

Here's a group of check signatures from 1970, sorted by date - April 8, June 3 (2), July 7, October 14, November 12 (3).

A few more from 1970:

Tags: 1970s, Beatles, John, Lennon, WFIL

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Keep adding examples from 1970-80 to discuss.

August 4, 1980
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Here are two famous December 1980 examples, including the highly unusual "twin peaks" Chapman example:

Chapman:

What is claimed by some to be John's last autograph

1978
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Some 72/ 80
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72
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Thank you, Paul!

74
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Need some solid 74s

Agreed. The first 74 you posted looks dodgy to me. Somehow too smooth and even for my tastes. The other 74 is something I wouldn't mind having!

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