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Dwight D. Eisenhower – New Autopen and Signature Stamp Patterns Discovered

Written by Andreas Wiemer on Monday, 30 January 2012. Posted in General Autograph News

one of the 100 most important documents in American history was signed by Autopen

 

Andreas Wiemer & Rick Schnake

discovered that oe of the 100 most important documents in American history was signed by Autopen

 

Some weeks ago I bought the book “Our Documents – 100 Milestone Documents from the National Archives”. On page 181 was an illustration of a signed document – General Eisenhower’s 1944 Order of the Day. I was a little surprised when I saw the signature, because I had the feeling that I had seen the signature somewhere else. After a little research I was sure – the same signature appeared on a dealer’s list and at the leading autograph auction. In my book “Presidents of the United States – AUTOPEN GUIDE,” I wrote: “If two signatures do not match perfectly, but are quite similar, they can be from the same matrix. These slightly different signatures are known as ‘variant’ signatures”. The newly discovered signature has some similarities to known Autopen examples, but it is not a variant signature, because it matches other signatures exactly. Therefore, we have discovered a new Autopen pattern – and one of the 100 most important documents in American history was signed by Autopen.  Following are illustrations of this new Eisenhower Autopen pattern.

 Ike LS_Sept. 27_1949

(letter signed Sept. 27, 1949)

 

Ike LS_Feb. 14_1949

(letter signed  Feb. 14, 1949)

Ike NARA_book

(signature of document – published in “Our Documents – 100 Milestone Documents from the National Archives”,  page 181)

About the Author

Andreas Wiemer

Andreas Wiemer

 

Andreas Wiemer (born: 1971) works as a business economist in Frankfurt, Germany. He started collecting autographs of famous personalities as a teenager in 1985. During the last ten years, Andreas has specialized in the autographs of the U.S. Presidents and First Ladies. His large reference library includes all the standard works with more than 80 books on the subject.  He is a member of all the major autograph organizations. Andreas is the author of several books, published articles, autograph studies and is the expert on U.S. Presidents for www.isitreal.com. His homepage www.aw-autographen.com is the only website specializing exclusively in United States presidential autographs. Regarding authenticity his slogan has always been: "Think inversely".  Before you purchase an autograph you should think along the lines that it is not genuine, than do your research hoping to prove otherwise.