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Who Signed This 1997 Aircraft Pane?

 
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Posted 09/24/2018   3:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ggreve to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Classic American Aircraft
Matted Pane - Signed

Do you know who signed it?





My research leads me to two likely candidates: Phil Jordan and William Phillips.

From (https://arago.si.edu/category_2044392.html)
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The pane was designed by Phil Jordan of Falls Church, Virginia, and illustrated by William Phillips


I found an example of William Phillips signature (http://www.brooksart.com/Afternoonmail.html), and it is very different from the picture.

This narrows my search to just Phil Jordan. Can you agree or confirm?

Thank you
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Posted 09/25/2018   12:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I hope it would be Jordan, but does it have to be signed by an artist? a pilot (test or military, perhaps) could be a possibility as would a USPS dignitary.
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Posted 09/25/2018   8:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ggreve to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Phil Jordan has been the Art Director of the USPS for 37 years (https://www.usps.com/stamps/bios/phil-jordan.htm). Surely someone has a copy of his signature.
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Posted 09/26/2018   12:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I suppose then you can send him a copy of the signature by email and ask for confirmation.
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With less imagination, I can see a "W---- ? Ph----" seeing crude intitials with squiggle lines for the other letters and a middle initial indicated by the ?. I would try to locate a signed ceremony program since it was likely that whoever signed it was at the first day ceremony.
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Posted 09/26/2018   08:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Swscfdc87 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, after google searching for Phillips autograph I came up with this:


I would say that's pretty close to your autograph and would think it's the same person - William Phillips.
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Posted 09/26/2018   08:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ggreve to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks all. Your responses are helpful.



I was looking the William Phillips signature on this painting. He must sign it two different ways, fast and slow.



I will probably send an email to confirm.
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