HUSBAND AND WIFE SIGNATURES -- Why do they look so similar?

This might be the dumbest blog I ever write. It might also be one of the shortest. But...you know how people say that you start to look like your pet dog? And usually those stories have photos of people with their dogs, and you laugh endlessly.

Well, I've noticed something over the years, being an autograph collector. Sometimes husband/wives have similar signatures. The first time I ever noticed this, was John Lennon and Yoko Ono. I always felt they had similar styles in their signatures.

The most recent time I noticed this, was with Melania Trump, having the same, unique style as Donald Trump.

Years ago, when a check was up for auction that was endorsed by Jim Morrison and his common-law wife Pamela Courson, again...they were similar (although in the example I have here, I think it's Jim actually signinger her name).

I believe Linda McCartney also signed similar to Paul.

Any other celeb couples you guys can think of that sign in a similar fashion, or if there's something to all of this? 

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Tags: Donald Trump, Jim Morriison, Linda McCartney, Melania Trump, Pamela Courson, Paul McCartney

Comment by Mike Kaminski on June 13, 2018 at 9:40am

June Carter and Johnny Cash also had similar signatures.

My best guess is that because the wife took the name of the husband in each instance, they likely saw how they signed and began signing in a similar fashion. 

Comment by Josh Board on June 13, 2018 at 9:53am

Ya know, you saying that made me think of something. If they take the same last name, there are only so many ways you can handwrite that last name, so yeah...they probably see their spouses style and don't even realize they're doing it similar.

Comment by Joe W. on June 13, 2018 at 10:21am

Osmosis? Ever notice that married couple look more and more like each other the longer they stay married as well? Two become one.

Comment by Josh Board on June 13, 2018 at 10:32am

I've always found it odd when a couple looks similar. The best example of this is when Eddie Van Halen married Valerie Bertinelli.

Comment by BallroomDays67 on June 13, 2018 at 11:12am

It appears that Pam signed her own name on that check, so there you go...

Comment by Robert Babb on June 13, 2018 at 1:21pm

are they more valuable as a couple?

Comment by Eric K. Longo on June 13, 2018 at 2:12pm

Many later "Gleason" sigs look like Marilyn Gleasons's hand...for a reason!

Comment by Josh Board on June 13, 2018 at 3:41pm

That's funny, Eric.

Now Robert....you bring up an interesting question. I think it all depends on the collector. For example, if you had Paul and Linda on a Wings album -- better, because that's a second member of Wings. But...people would rather have Paul by himself, on a Beatles albums, not a Paul and Linda on a Beatles record. ON a piece of paper, sure....two is always better than one. Especially in situations where Pam Courson Morrison and Linda McCartney have died -- you have people that DO NOT sign autographs anymore and haven't in a long time. So yes, more valuable, under most circumstances.

Comment by BallroomDays67 on June 13, 2018 at 4:24pm

Here's Pam's signature from her police statement after Jim passed away.

Comment by Joe W. on June 13, 2018 at 5:04pm

Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe. Don't think their autographs look that similar but what a combo.

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