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Old 07-21-2008, 10:13 PM
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:19 PM
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Posted By: CS Bolay

I'd probably pass on it personally. Groovy fountain pen though.

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Old 07-21-2008, 10:23 PM
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CS, what troubles you with this specimen?

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Old 07-21-2008, 10:38 PM
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Darren- just gut, no facts- the carefully placed stains-don't like it- be careful- bb

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Old 07-21-2008, 11:07 PM
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Posted By: CS Bolay

Well, I guess you could chalk it up to the same 'gut' reaction bobbvc speaks of.

Pardon the crude terminology (I'm no Keating or Simon), but it just has a stiff, forced and scratchy look to it.

I'm never real comfortable with these reeeeally wide n' wet fountain pen sigs either, harder for me to judge. Kind of like if you signed your name with a child's Crayola marker, comes out all puffy and distorted. Most authentic Cobbs I've seen around are pretty sharp and well-defined.

Just my thoughts from a collector with a smidgen of experience, no paid authenticator. (I probably know more than STAT or Morales does at least).

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Posted By: David Atkatz

Not even close.

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Posted By: Mark

Terrible. So many of these fakes were done in the overly wide fountain pen, which serves to mask the nuances of the signature.

To CS' point, almost all Cobb signatures were executed in a sharp, well-defined stroke with a much finer ink. The flourish underneath his name is poorly done as well.

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Posted By: Richard Simon

Since I do charge for authentication of autographs I usually don't chime in when somebody on the board asks for an opinion on an autograph, but since others have expressed a negative opinion I thought I would chime in here.
This Cobb is a piece of crap.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:44 AM
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Posted By: Rhys

That does not look like fountain pen to me, but rather one of those felt tip caligraphy pens that you can buy in kits in hobby stores. I remember my sister had one once and I took it to school with me in the fifth grade (1985) and the ink looked just like that when you wrote with it.

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Thank you gentlemen for your comments.

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