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Les
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14 Apr 2012
11:50:17pm
I was puttering through a stack of album pages on my worktable. By puttering, I mean removing the stamps from the album pages, grading the stamp and putting them into G&K 102 Collection cards. I noticed a 733 with an odd looking cancel. On closer examination I discovered that it was a signature. Admiral Byrd had actually autographed the stamp honoring his Antarctic Expedition II. The stamp is mint with about 1/4 of its gum gone (probably stuck to an album page).

Here it is for your viewing pleasure:


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michael78651
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15 Apr 2012
01:06:47am
re: Autographed Stamp

You just might have a find there. Here's a link. Scroll down to Byrd's autograph and you can compare.

http://www.stowevintage.com/gpage50.html

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rgnpcs
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15 Apr 2012
01:34:37am
re: Autographed Stamp

You certainly do have a Byrd signature,
He most always signed his name RE Byrd for Richard Evelyn Byrd,
Here is my Byrd stamp from my Autographs Across Stamps collection.


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rgnpcs
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15 Apr 2012
01:48:08am
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Image Not FoundRegarding my Byrd signature, he charged me a dollar for it, but I got a very rare signature, for I made the check out to Richard E Byrd. If I had been a little smarter, I would have made the check out to Richard Evelyn Byrd.
I wonder how many signatures are that way?
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Les
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15 Apr 2012
12:21:19pm
re: Autographed Stamp

In my research after discovering the autographed stamp to compare the signature to other examples of the Admiral's signature, I found examples of his autograph on the web. It certainly appears to be a match. There are at least two plate blocks with "REByrd" autographs on sale for over $900. And on one site I found a typed letter to President Roosevelt addressed as "Dear Franklin" and signed "Dick Byrd". In the letter he forwarded two Christmas Island stamps to the President. Here is the link:

http://www.historyinink.com/815801%20Richard%20Byrd%20TLS%2010-27-1943.htm

Les


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