FREDDIE MERCURY SIGNATURES: Looking for those that really know

There are those on this page that have really studied and seem to know a real Freddie Mercury signature from a fake one, secretarial one, roadie, PA, etc..... 

Most of you know my story on how I acquired these three autographs. For those that do not, you can re-read how I acquired them at

I still have no proof that they actually were signed by Freddie Mercury, but do have a question, especially aimed at those that really have a history and a study on what is and is not a real Freddie Mercury signature. 

ALSO, there is a COMP that is going around the internet that when it was sent to me, there were those that said its a slam dunk comparable that supports my three FM's as being real as well. I need much more evidence, either way, than just 1 comparable. I am trying to stay neutral on how I feel of my 3 signatures as I continue to research from those who really may know.

THOSE that really know a FM signature, can you please post what it is about the signatures of mine that differ from a real FM signature and/or view this comp and see if it offers any comparison/support of authenticity at all.

Cheers, Thank You.............


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Tags: authentic, freddie, mercury, queen

Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on January 12, 2018 at 2:16pm

Innuendo, do you recognize the handwriting?

Would you mind piping in on another Queen discussion?


Comment by Innuendo on January 12, 2018 at 2:37pm

Hi Steve, I have popped in on joes thread as well. As for who signed these items, it's likely Peter  Freestone (his PA) or Terry Giddings (his driver), as they admitted to signing for Freddie when Freddie asked them to. Toward the end of his life, Freddie didn't go out very often and he' still get fans showing up to his home for signatures. These are the kind of things peter and Terry would sign for him. Peter lived with Freddie, so any item handed to Brian may have gotten into Fred's home, but didn't necessarily get signed by the man himself. 

Comment by Stephen Duncan on January 12, 2018 at 2:40pm

Thank you Innuendo for taking the time and posting these examples.  Like I said, I am out to investigate this and cover all the bases as I reasonably can, no matter what the outcome is. Since I have had these signatures for the past 27 years, I have nothing to loose by trying my best to get to the facts. Again, Thank You for the time you invested in replying.  Cheers, SD.

Comment by Innuendo on January 12, 2018 at 2:44pm

No problem, Stephen. I'm happy to help

Comment by Innuendo on January 12, 2018 at 2:45pm

And Steve, speaking of Peter Freestone- here's some examples of his hand as well. As you can see, it's not too far of a leap to assume he may have signed one or 2 of those items. All the best

Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on January 12, 2018 at 2:46pm

Thanks Innuendo. I’m really glad we have you here. 

Comment by Stephen Duncan on January 12, 2018 at 2:47pm

I heard back from Sally Frost (PA to Brian May) this week.  I posted her response on my page:

It seems 27 years is a very long time...............

Comment by Innuendo on January 12, 2018 at 2:58pm

I appreciate that, Steve. 

Stephen, Brian has got to be one of the nicest guys in rock. Not a bad bone in his body. He always takes the time to stop and talk to people and when you're that kind and chatty, it's nearly impossible for you to remember someone from that long ago. I'm sure he meets hundreds of people a month. But I have no doubt that your message reached him and that he really tried to think back. He's just that kind of guy! Still, you have a brilliant collection. Thanks for sharing it. 

Comment by Stephen Duncan on January 12, 2018 at 3:14pm

I agree 1000% on Brian.  His kindness seems to have no limits.  He has done 3 Book Soup signings since 2009.  He cares about his fans and those waiting so long in his lines.....................

Comment by Joe Bennett on January 12, 2018 at 4:20pm

Love this forum!

I’ve got another Freddie signature that I obtained from a seller on eBay a while back. I have absolutely no doubts about the authenticity of this signature! A wonderful piece. I’ll see what you guys think!

Freddie signed it while watching his good friend Peter Straker in the performance ‘The Story of Tommy’ in 1979, where he, along with other cast members have signed the item.


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