Steve asked me to start a new thread since some were having a lot of issues with regards to whether or not the through the mail autographs of Jerry Lee Lewis are real or not.  I will post some examples of what we have been getting recently and some know in person examples.   These TTM signatures are not cheap.  You have to pay $50 for them to his box office box.  The question is are they real or not.  Roger has said that he has never seen Mr. Lewis sign this way and it looks to perfect - like a woman's signature.  

Please post your thoughts here and examples.

thanks

Mark

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I actually don’t think those “God bless you” inscriptions look like they are in the same hand.  I’m not sure JLL writes the inscriptions on most of the TTM items anyway. 

Totally disagree. They appear to be in the same hand to me, and I believe this is entirely in the hand of JLL.

You’re free to believe that, and it could be in his hand.  It does look better than the other “God bless you” to me. Still, the sharpie seems to have suffered quite a bit of deterioration between the inscription and the signature. That’s at least somewhat odd...

Would you be willing to call out any signatures on this thread that you don’t believe are authentic?

Of course I would. I’m looking for an accurate evaluation of those signatures. Regarding the sharpie comment, I’m copying Steve Z.’s comment from another discussion.

Reply by Steve Zarelli To J. Mikael on May 9, 2016 at 2:47pm

You probably get a darker dedication because he has to write that slower and more carefully with the recipient's name. Once he gets to his signature, he rips through that without having to think... signed much faster, hence it's lighter and streakier.
Good point, Steve.

I recognize that’s a possibility, and I do think the signature is authentic on that one. 

I’m just less sure about the inscription.

Hi! I just want to point out this signature looks ALOT like the logo Jerry Lee Lewis has been using... for .. awhile... like on the cover of this 2006 album   B000JCESHU.jpg

That album came out before he was ever married to Judith. I don't think she was signing/designing his name/signature/logo on the album cover before they even met. What if... that is just his signature when he takes his time and is not signing at a concert or in a car, or hounded by a fan in hotel/airport

Not a valid exemplar. This is exactly why the situation is such a mess. 

The problem with in person signatures is we never know the circumstances of it.  Was it rushed in a crowd, or was it in a calm setting with Jerry sitting down taking his time.  MY IPs have been with other fans, some more hectic than others, but the one thing is the names are always somewhat connected, and the Ls are never as distinctly written as the one above.  Here is my first from 1989 at the Ritz stage door NYC.  Yeah he was a bit rushed but he was much younger and healthier also

Here is a contract from 1967.  I assume he was not in a crowd or rushed when he signed this. 

He is a TTM guy, look at his Travolta's he says are in person.  FDC's are almost always TTM and that and sports cards are pretty much all he sells. Tony's that is.

Observation

  • Examples where there is general consensus the sig is likely authentic = hard right slant
  • TTM examples with inscriptions = little slant

Combing through this thread there are a few examples that are tweeners, but generally, the above observation holds true in most cases.

Not conclusive evidence, but a piece of the puzzle.

Very good observation and maybe since this is started as a TTM thread basically, a good idea for a new thread would be bona fide solid IP examples, and not just that someone told you they got it in person, but the person posting it got it in person, as my example above.  Just a thought.

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