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Best signature ever, at least in my eye

 
 
Reply Wed 1 Aug, 2012 10:47 pm
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/Edgar_Allan_Poe_Signature.svg/606px-Edgar_Allan_Poe_Signature.svg.png

Edgar Allan Poe

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iamsam82
 
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Reply Thu 2 Aug, 2012 09:10 am
@oristarA,
http://www.lexiline.com/images/Shakespeare_sigs_collected.png

I like this one - the most expensive in the world apparently. I also like that he executes it differently every time.
oristarA
 
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Reply Thu 2 Aug, 2012 05:33 pm
@iamsam82,
iamsam82 wrote:

http://www.lexiline.com/images/Shakespeare_sigs_collected.png

I like this one - the most expensive in the world apparently. I also like that he executes it differently every time.


The signatures are not recognizable.
Could you write them down?
iamsam82
 
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Reply Thu 2 Aug, 2012 06:22 pm
@oristarA,
It's William Shakespeare.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Thu 2 Aug, 2012 07:07 pm
@oristarA,
Trigger.

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg207/scaled.php?server=207&filename=z28v.png&res=landing
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oristarA
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2012 06:09 am
@iamsam82,
iamsam82 wrote:

It's William Shakespeare.


Did you read them out yourself when the signatures came to your eye for the first time?
iamsam82
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2012 06:12 am
@oristarA,
Quote:
Did you read them out yourself when the signatures came to your eye for the first time?


Eh? Read them? If you mean write them, no, William Shakespeare did. Why would I write six versions of his signature?

Wait... is that Poe one above Poe's or your version of Poe's?

What's this thread for? Famous autographs or our attempts to replicate famous autographs (weird)?

Help. Confused
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2012 06:22 am
@oristarA,
Are you asking if iamsam was able to read them when he looked at the signatures?
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iamsam82
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2012 06:27 am
@iamsam82,
If it's like Beth said, I'd searched them out on google, so I found what I'd set out to search for. I didn't have to read it.
ehBeth
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2012 06:50 am
@iamsam82,
I think oristarA wants to know if the writing is clear to you - that you would have recognized all of those as Shakespeare's signatures if you didn't already know what they were.

I think oristarA may like Poe's signature as it is a very clear, easy-to-read cursive.
iamsam82
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2012 07:32 am
@ehBeth,
I think that, having recognised the script and paper as antique, I could have recognised the last three of the six without much difficulty. The first three, not so much.
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oristarA
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2012 10:18 am
Thank you guys.

Some questions about the notes with the Shakespeare's signature:

1) Bellot-Mountjoy deposition, 12 June 1612, Natonal Archives, Kew

What does deposition mean here?

2) Blackfriars Gatehouse conveyance, 10 March 1613, Guildhall Library, London
Does "conveyance" mean "document effecting a property transfer"?

3) Second page of will (writing from line above removed)

"Line above removed"? Line removed is understandable, but "above"? Failed to understand that.

4) First page of will (from 1809 engraving, original lost through wear)

Through wear? Wear will ("death document")? It's confusing.
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2012 10:19 am
Best sig ever?

Cycloptichorn
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2012 10:53 am
What would a signature thread be without this one?

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af324/infrablu/JohnHancocksSignature.png

Can you read it, Ori?
iamsam82
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2012 03:32 pm
@InfraBlue,
http://blog.themorgan.org/Data/Sites/1/media/secrets-from-the-vault/ma_746_versocrop.jpg

In a similar vein, but about 500 years earlier.

King John, signing Magna Carta.
iamsam82
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2012 03:37 pm
@iamsam82,
http://www.britroyals.com/images/signature/william3_sig.jpg

And here's William III signing the Bill of Rights in 1689.
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oristarA
 
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Reply Sat 4 Aug, 2012 06:23 pm
@InfraBlue,
InfraBlue wrote:

What would a signature thread be without this one?

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af324/infrablu/JohnHancocksSignature.png

Can you read it, Ori?

John Hancock, of course.
It is too easy to baffle me.
It reminds me of superman Hancock, and it turns out to be a real superman of signature of the hostory of United States.

But what is confusing is the sign that directly lies beneth "John Hancock." What is that thing?

oristarA
 
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Reply Sat 4 Aug, 2012 06:42 pm
@iamsam82,
iamsam82 wrote:

http://blog.themorgan.org/Data/Sites/1/media/secrets-from-the-vault/ma_746_versocrop.jpg

In a similar vein, but about 500 years earlier.

King John, signing Magna Carta.


Better write down every letter and let us see what's on it.
Doubt you can do this...
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sun 5 Aug, 2012 01:43 am
@oristarA,
oristarA wrote:
But what is confusing is the sign that directly lies beneth "John Hancock." What is that thing?

A flourish.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 5 Aug, 2012 02:30 am
@Ticomaya,
Ticomaya wrote:
A flourish.
This is the signature of the last German emperor with a flourish ...
http://i49.tinypic.com/2hfph7r.jpg
... and in it an acronym/initial, to prove that's original (done at the "Gro├čes Hauptquatier" [great headquarter] on July 16, 1917)

(Source: own it Wink )
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