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Gregory Boyington signature......

Started by Flightpath , Sep 03 2017 11:49 PM

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#1 Flightpath

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 11:49 PM

Hi,
over the weekend I was looking through some press photos on eBay.
One was a photo of WW2 USMC ace Gregory "Pappy" Boyington.... I checked the back to see if there were any details there.... just a "Pappy Gregory Boyington WW2" written along the bottom and a date stamp SEPT 14 1945.
But there, right in the centre was this signature: "Gregory Boyington"....
I thought that it was strange to have this on a press photo so I checked his signatures on the net.... sure enough it was the 1945 signature of WW2 USMC ace Gregory "Pappy" Boyington!
Maybe there was a fan at the newspaper who took along a print to an interview... I guess we will never know but for $18 I think it was worth buying!
I will show the photo without the seller's watermark after it arrives.
Cheers, John

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:17 AM

Hi,

the photo arrived today, I was disappointed that it was damaged along one edge in the post, I trimmed the photo and it actually looked a nicer shape.....

It's nice with the date stamp next to the signature.....

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:41 AM

Here is a typical Boyington autograph from the post war years.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:35 PM

Yes, I have looked at others on the net and am wondering, maybe in a 1945 press meeting there was that time he didn't do it like he did later and with 'Pappy' ect.... but now I'm not so certain anymore.....

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:24 AM

I found a copy of Pappy's book in a second hand book store. I lucked out and it was autographed. The cheerful and intelligent young girl working the counter that day had no idea who Gregory Boyington was.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:19 AM

Nice photo!

 

I don't think that is a signature-- biggest indicator to me is the grouped last name (Boy ing ton).  I don't see that in other examples.

 

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:34 PM

Nice photo!
 
I don't think that is a signature-- biggest indicator to me is the grouped last name (Boy ing ton).  I don't see that in other examples.
 
Scott


No, me neither, at least it's a photo that I have not seen before and is dated.......
Being a mil watch and wing person it's nice to see both too!

Next time maybe ;)

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