David - Thank you for taking a look and sharing comments and in person examples. I think I am sitting on the same fence as you. The "S" and "H" throw me off the most compared to likely authentic exemplars including the two you provided. However, I like how the dot in the "i" is over the "n" on the album similar to your second example. Most of the signature looks natural and similar to yours.
I purchased this in the late 1990s as I tried to assemble a Winnie the Pooh set. His signatures were plentiful then but I loved this signed album. Still hunting for Ralph Wright (Eeyore) and Junius Matthews (Rabbit). Hoping others may have feedback as well.
beardog1, good luck in the hunt for obscure voice actors. No one knew who they were on the street, so were never asked for an autograph. I also collect voice actors. One of mine from Pooh was..Clint Howard who I met a few times at Ray Courts "Hollywood Collector Show" back in the day at the Beverly Garland Holliday Inn, in L.A.
Love the photo and the story of meeting the Howard brothers in person. Clearly, they have a good sense of humor.
Agree with your comment about the challenge of collecting voice actors due to not be recognized in the day (somewhat similar to directors). I have all but Wright and Matthews for Winnie the Pooh (if Holloway is good). I previously shared a set I completed for How the Grinch Stole Christmas including Boris Karloff, June Foray, Thor Ravenscroft and signed music by Albert Hague. The only other voice actor I have is Clarence Nash (Donald Duck) but did not get definitive opinions on authenticity on this forum.
I really appreciate people on this forum like you who take the time to share opinions and experience, but appreciate the stories of encounters and interests even more. Thanks David.
Thanks again, David. I did an overlay of my Clarence Nash signature with likely authentic examples from RR Auction archive and felt pretty good. However, I feel even better based on your note and example.
Another member shared this video with me of Clarence Nash on To Tell The Truth. It reinforces your point about voice actors not being recognized.
Hi again, David. Another concern I had about the signed album was the flourish under the "way". I had not seen this on any other exemplars until I noticed it on your top in-person signature. Although it does not appear to be a common element of his signature, I feel better seeing another example where he did something similar.
I had another thread about an Andy Warhol signature where he had the flourish above his name. Atypical but other authentic examples exist.