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Byrd Cover... What's It Worth?

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Posted 02/11/2012   01:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've never really collected (or had interest in collecting) autographs, however, I did come up with this link on Admiral Byrd and the Antarctica Expedition and if you advance to the bottom of the link there is a letter signed by Admiral Byrd.

It seems to me that something's wrong, as either the letter (at the link below) or the covers scanned above show a bogus signature, as the signatures are only two years apart and they seem very different:

http://about.usps.com/who-we-are/po...tarctica.pdf

I'm no signature expert, but here's a side-by-side comparison of the two examples:

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Edited by wt1 - 02/11/2012 01:58 am
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Posted 02/11/2012   09:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jhlovell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wow wt1, when you put those two together its's not even close. I wonder if he ever varied his signature significantly?
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Posted 02/12/2012   12:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danko to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You know what? I could be wrong. At first glance I thought that signatures are identical, and therefore were simply printed. However, after a side by side inspection I noticed the difference in signatures. That makes me think that the covers were signed individually. That doesn't mean that they were signed by Byrd himself though.

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Posted 02/12/2012   12:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danko to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm actually looking at my other cover now, the one signed by Poul Siple http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Siple I can't fined another cover with his signature. See my topic http://goscf.com/t/22474
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Posted 03/11/2012   8:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rtvstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello frIends!

Here are more information regarding the Stamps, covers and cachet!

http://www.south-pole.com/p0000142.htm

Regards,
Rodolfo
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Posted 03/11/2012   9:17 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Remember that correspondence was/is very often signed by a secretary... the signature on the letter may not be real, either!
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