"Yes, the mantle's a fake. I really don't opine on the Mays anymore because it's getting harder and harder to distinguish which is real and which is fake. On this particular one, it just doesn't have the flare that I usually see…"
"The whole thing appears quite toned from age and those apparently acidic mats. Perhaps to a degree that the ink color (itself faded) appears different on this texture with felt tip. I have seen this "brown" ink color on sigs once…"
"Great! I thought they looked like pretty faded felt tip sigs on "rough" paper and not stamps from looking at others online (I can just see crossover in the Buzz) but could not say for sure from the photograph. I could not find matching…"