Has there ever been a nicer, more humble, more fan friendly superstar than Johnny Cash?
Johnny was the Babe Ruth of Country Music—the top-ranking Country artist of all time and the most loved. And Johnny loved his fans as much as they love him. So while like the Babe, Cash signed untold numbers of autographs, the supply could never meet demand...and probably never will.
Fans who couldn't meet Cash in person often requested autographs through the mail. The common belief is that he personally autographed those requests. But between his demanding touring schedule and later, his failing health and vision, it seems impossible that he could have signed even half of the mail he received.
A growing number of collectors and dealers now believe that many if not most Johnny Cash through the mail autographs were secretarial. We want to see if we can identify any secretarial styles, and at the same time build a reference collection of no-question genuine Cash exemplars to help identifying forgeries.
Are There Johnny Cash Secretarials?
If So, How Do We Identify Them?
Help Find Out!
You can be an important part of the study in three ways:
With your help, we can identify Cash secretarials if they're out there. Over time this should increase the value of genuine Johnny Cash autographs, and help protect future fans and collectors against autographs that aren't authentic.
Once we finish this phase of the study, we'll go on to identifying genuine Johnny Cash autographs from forgeries.
Oh ya....there is nothing like an inperson autograph.
I have tons from johnny after he stopped touring and was digagnosed sick non look like that
his signature was all way basicly the same and it spelleled johnny cash
either way I woudnt touch it
What a great piece!
A stunning piece! Do you think that June signed her through the mail stuff? An ebay seller told me that autographed photos were often sold at their merchandise table during concerts....do you know if thats true?
they had a store called the house of cash and sold 8 x 10s and memoribila for years.
no clue if she signed her mail stuff they were on the road all the time and did sell stuuf.
about signed photos at shows no clue but wouldn't dobt it. they were very nice and very accesable people
Nice....wish I could have met them