Thanks to all the wonderful research from Eric in this forum I think I finally found a couple of authentic Gleason autographs. I was hoping he and anyone else who would care to opine could offer…Continue
"The TWA playing card is now for offer somewhere as genuine - good dealer too. I don't understand it. This and the bogus manual were ultimately proven to be from the same source as predicted. The card sold for only $114 on eBay, sold by a seller…"
"This crap is on eBay now - it is the back of a Buick manual. This forger likes to write on things that suggest authenticity... Poor forgery though. The TWA sticker sold for $114. This manual, the first sig shown above, is item # 164745373491. Seller…"
"Thank you i that means a lot to me. Agree fully re those "M"'s. There are other problems as you can see. I'd hate to think this thread is being used for nefarious purposes but I have deliberately left out some key diagnostics."
"Agreed. Neither one holds up to close scrutiny.
I see that neither one of these got Jackie's highly characteristic "k" just right. In fact, the uninscribed TWA tag got it horribly wrong. It's way too big…"
"The one on the back of the old Buick owners manual bag they wanted 300. The TWA eight of clubs I have no idea. The only reason I thought they could be legit was that they don't have anything to do with each other and are so similar. Who knows?"
"What is even crazier is that they came from two completely different separate places that would never in a million years have connection with each other so I highly highly doubt the same person could have done both. Thanks again for the input your…"
"It is also very disconcerting to have two that share those and other traits at one time. His signature would vary wildly in a short space of time. I have a scan of a TWA guest flight log from 1970 and the signature looks nothing like these; same for…"
"It is my opinion these are very learned but ultimately unsuccessful forgeries that can't decide what decade they claim to be from. The "j" is unprecedented and the "k" highly atypical, and those "a"'s match.…"