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My father has s father's original certificate from WWI:"

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My father has his father's original certificate from WWI: " Columbia gives her son the accolade of the new chivalry of humanity...." We were wondering whether the Woodrow Wilson signature is original, and what the value of the certificate might be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.


My name is ***** ***** be happy to help you.

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Can you send a very clear close up of the signature?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Photo attached. I can take another, but not right now. Item is at my father's home.
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.


I am needing a close up of the signature to see if it is actually signed or is a printed signature.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Try this?
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.


It is hard to tell looking at this if this is a signature or a printed signature, can you take a magnifying glass take a close look to see if you see signs of a printer, that would be dots, or hatch marks etc. If it is signed with ink it will be fluid, no dots, or marks that indicate it was printed.