|Title:||1927 Literary Digest Article Thomas Edison Signature|
|Description:||A page from 1927 The Literary Digest featuring a questionnaire about Thomas A. Edison. His signature appears bottom right along with the word (s) OK.|
|Condition:||Page yellowed with age. Edges show minor wear.|
|Origin:||Was bought along with 10 other pages from same book but different dates at auction.|
|Provenance:||Have no idea who owned it before I bought it. Not listed anywhere else that I am aware of.|
|Appraised By:||Lon Strickler|
|Appraiser Comments:||The signature appears to be authentic by sight examination of the image provided with the request for appraisal but an actual determination to authenticity cannot be made without a physical inspection. Since this item cannot be forensically inspected by this appraiser then the value stated is on the assumption that this is an authentic signature. All appraisals are based on the condition, uniqueness, history and current market for this item. An appraiser does not create the value of an item and merely provides their professional opinion of value which is often generated by a comparison study based on auction and retail sale prices. This certificate of appraisal is given subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, all of which are a part hereof unless expressly set aside in writing either on the pages of this certificate or by writing attached to the certificate signed by all parties concerned. Unless otherwise stated herein, this certificate is based only on the readily apparent identity of the item(s) appraised, and no further opinion nor guarantee of authenticity, genuineness, attribution or authorship is made. This certificate is made at the request of the party names for their private use. It is not an indication or certificate of title ownership.|
The expert, Lon Strickler, is of the opinion that this item
Reason: The signature is similar in style and form with authentic examples we have in archive. This is an unbiased opinion based solely on my experience and training. An autograph can never be authenticated without a physical examination of the signature. We have over 30 years of experience in appraising and authenticating autographs and look at thousands of items each month. I am trained in forensic handwriting and document examination using techniques that include forensic examination, exemplar comparisons, ink analysis, paper/age testing, pen pressure, etc. In the uncommon event that there is a signature with which I or my associates are unfamiliar, we have access to other recognized experts as well as an extensive library of reference materials and archive of authentic signatures for comparison. We also update autograph values on a continued basis. Thank you for allowing me to appraise your collectible. I would appreciate any feedback you feel is relevant. Lon D. Strickler
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