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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 08:15 PM
I have a buddy that has been collecting autographs for 30 years. He is quite experinced and has turned his hobby into a money maker - by collecting, buying, and selling.

He is not an ABB fan but he ordered a presale-signed copy after I told him about it. He received his copy today and sent an email to me. In it he said that
at first glance his copy looked like an "Autopen".

Without a trained eye I wouldnt know the difference. Any thoughts ?







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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 08:40 PM
Well, I actually called HTN about mine because the first G was half missing. I was told that it was a unique signature and that if he drooled on the page it would be even more unique. I could return the book, but not get another since there were no more signed copies.I would have just bought another signed copy and use this one as the reader copy. If it was autosigned I would be greatly disappointed.
 

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 08:44 PM
I agree. The signature on my book does not look like something that came from an ink pen.
 

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 08:51 PM
Need a few people to scan their sigs and post them here for comparison.
 

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 09:06 PM


[Edited on 5/5/2012 by roboto]

 

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 09:08 PM
There is a rare book store in Atlanta called C. Dickens at Lenox Square. I am going to take my copy there and see if the sig is authenic. If it isn't I am through with HTN, if it is I will apologize to all concered .

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 09:10 PM
Ahh finally found the right code.


So is it like yours?

I read in the HTN thread these came from the publisher so that makes me think they were autosigned.

 

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 09:18 PM
Signature is identical to mine in every way


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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 09:37 PM
Mine too exactly but all of my G is printed, they must have had more ink in the press @ that time!
 

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 10:26 PM
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Mine too exactly but all of my G is printed, they must have had more ink in the press @ that time!


The one that is scanned and posted is missing part of the E too. Since I'm in the printing business, I just happen to have a printer's loupe (similar to a jeweler's loupe) at home and checked it out. It looks printed by a press to me. If that in fact is the case, the reason roboto's would be missing part of the letters isn't a lack of ink, it's blanket pressure that caused the problem. Pressures are adjusted during press runs. What is done in a case like this is that there are so many sheets printed with the signature on them, then the signature is either "erased" from the plate or the plate with the signature is removed and a new plate with no signature put on. Sorry for the printing tutorial. Just my .02

 

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 10:39 PM
Mine is EXACTLY the same too - the ink does bleed through where the pen stops, just a little .... but I'm convinced it's a machine. Fully. HTN may have a few available after all, I have a feeling (slightly used).

full disclosure: it arrived slightly used

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 10:42 PM
So basically everyone who paid $10 extra for a signed copy got screwed?

 

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 10:44 PM
here is the autograph from book

 

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 10:45 PM
What really sucks was when they posted Gregg has agreed to sign a few more copies so get them while you can! We were mislead into thinking he was personally signing these! This really makes me sick being screwed over by the ABB offical site!
 

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 10:48 PM
Mine is the same too, we been had....BAD. Man, that @lows.

 

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 10:49 PM
First thing the wife says when I get my copy....think it's real?

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Looks the same to me, just less ink in mine. Wish the first pic was smaller to make an easier comparison.


So I'm guessing it's perfectly legal to sell an auto sig as a signed by author sig?

 

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 10:49 PM
The one I just posted doesn't look like it was written by an autopen.

 

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 10:57 PM
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The one I just posted doesn't look like it was written by an autopen.

Interesting. It looks noticeably different. I hope others post pic's to compare.

 

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 10:59 PM
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The one I just posted doesn't look like it was written by an autopen.


Slimzimm it also doesn't look like the same page in the book either? Maybe you were a lucky one that got a legit copy but mine looks EXACTLY like the other two pics posted!

 

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 11:07 PM
On mine, the capital A is a little different and Slim's looks different. Like I said, mine doesn't look like it was signed by hand, but I can't say for sure that it isn't. I can neither prove nor disprove anything, just wanted everyone to be aware of how it works in the printing business. Hoping it's on the up and up and that Gregg really signed them. Don't have any way of posting mine, sorry.

 

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 11:09 PM
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So basically everyone who paid $10 extra for a signed copy got screwed?


$16.79 delivered with Amazon Prime

$35.99 delivered from HTN


or ... Get Ann Sandlin's new book and Gregg's book for $36.59! (amazon prime .. just looked and both are in my cart!)


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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 11:27 PM
Here's my copy
 

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  posted on 5/4/2012 at 11:33 PM


note how the 'plotter' lifts the pen under the first few letters ... like a ... machine! ;-)

 

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  posted on 5/5/2012 at 12:00 AM
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Here's my copy


Mine is EXACTLY like this one.
When I first saw it I thought it looked a little funny.
I compared it to other Gregg autographs I got in person and it looked legit.


I'M SURE HTN WILL SAY THAT'S THE WAY THEY GOT IT FROM THE PUBLISHER AND PUSH THE BLAME ON THEM.


I'm done with HTN you'll never get another penny from me.




[Edited on 5/5/2012 by abb420]

 

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  posted on 5/5/2012 at 12:05 AM
"PRODUCED BY THE PUBLISHER" they didn't lie about that!
 
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