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:
Here are all of the examples I've seen that are known to be from 1973:
The abbreviated 1980 signature on copies of the Double Fantasy LP:
Thanks for the comments guys. And I know this thread is about 1970s autographs, but some of the Bed-In signatures have some wacky looking J's with similar starts.
I’ve added 1973 to the OP. Has anyone seen any other examples from that year?
Through the power of late night google searching... I present 2 more from 1973.
Thanks. I actually have more examples from that year that I missed.
I bought this signed Mind Games LP ten years ago. It came with a Frank letter. When I spoke to him 2 years ago and described it he said that Lennon signed a few Lp's for Sean to bring in and exchange at some type of school 'show and tell'. Hence the full name sig in black marker. He mentioned kindergarten. Sean was born in 1975. Regardless....It is probably from 1979 or 1980. One of the best solo sigs out there.
Nice one! I’ve seen it before. I believe it was signed for Julian. It looks like it’s from earlier than ‘79.
And I spoke to Frank on the phone and described it to him. I never sent him a picture because I already had a letter and the conversation was about something else. It is a very cool, bold sig which is why I brought it up with him. The album came out in 1973 and the sig looks very similar to the one posted up above by Conker. Maybe it was signed when it was released.
Yes, it could be ‘73, or maybe a bit later.
Very nice! Thanks for posting it.