Maybe Andrew will add his graph, as well as his photo of Roger signing on 9.16.17... ;)
Thanks! Superb additions to this thread - and your collection! Is the Dark Side LP modern - is it dead flat/mat in finish? It seems with some of his graphs the pen paint pen is fighting the paper. Or is he just pressing to hard? Unprimed pens? I note older pressings, perhaps with more scuffs, hold his pen better. More of a mechanical bond. Some of the very glossy stuff I have seen his pens slides right over. Hardly visible. Like some Final Cuts.
The Dark Side LP was a modern matte finish one. I had a older original one, but chose to buy a brand new copy in NM-M condition to get signed instead of the older one that had some of the usual condition issues of a 40 plus year old vinyl with a black cover.
I think paint pen usually is great on matte finish. I think it has more to do with the paint pens being used for who knows how many days straight, and while signing RW keeping them opened, not shaking them, and I'm sure no one really getting them ready for use each time he signs. Plus when he signs, it is VERY quick, and he just grabs it right from his security guy, and quickly signs, so the setting probably doesn't help the silver looking perfect on most items, unless it was a brand new paint pen.
I know when I use a paint pen in a usual setting, I am always shaking it, and getting the paint flow good. Like I mentioned above, in my opinion, I doubt Roger or his security guys are very worried about prepping the markers each day.
My thinking exactly Adam! I covered this in my "qualities of an autograph" thread. I go a step further - only new modern releases for modern signatures, I think it is very important. One reason I chose this new Wall DVD from '14 is because is helps establish a minimum date when it could have seen signed as he does not really date anything. That and is has his picture which he said he would not sign ;) I also just loved that tour!
If my original Darkside was in a bit better condition, I would have have went with it. For me it is usually condition first.
The Relics LP i got signed was a older original LP, but the condition was better. Plus the Relics LP cover is out of print, and as a kid growing up, it was a favorite of mine when it was in my Parent's vinyl collection.
Never gave thought to your other point with the original LPs matching a "period" correct marker & signature. Interesting thought for sure.
Lovely! I didn't mean to slight your image - I just wanted to show them side my side. :)