I noticed that too. Outside of that it looks great.
The "S" seems to be touching the "a" but does not one continuous stoke. The "h" is separate although it seems he signed the "S", then the "h", and then the "aw". This may be because of it being signed in person. Not sure although I think this signature is more likely to be genuine than not.
Ok, I see what your saying. He stops after the s then makes the h and picks up with the a. This makes the most sense but is still atypical. I think it could be a good one from Quint (the shark hunter)
You guys are funny. It is all one continuous signature formed correctly, the base of the S runs to the top of the h, then the h finishes by swooping into the a, just like a real Shaw, but this one was done by an excellent forger. They missed a few important points, but otherwise it is easily one of the best fakes I have seen.
Thanks, Pete. That's helps a bunch. Had me fooled.
Pete, I have no doubt you are accurate in your opinion on the Shaw. But, I see, what appears to be an exaggerated "e" following the "t". Then an "8" shape. Then the "aw" with the the "exaggerated e" touching the "a". The bottom of the "S" does follow the top loop in on continuous pattern. Could be my eyes but appears to be 3 distinct breaks in the last name.