USMC number 1 French Foureragere card
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Are the blank ones still signed by the adjutant and inspector? Just curious.
Can't recall. Wouldn't surprise me, very well could have ended up a stack on his desk before being passed off to the typist
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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:24 PM
Wouldnt have paid the price I did if I werent sure of its authenticity. Looking at the font type of all the others, they look the same. Since this was the first one, I wouldnt be surprised in seeing variations. The signature on all the others I have seen have been in pen, where this looks like a fountain style pen. I would love to see the card issued to number 2, and then can be more comparable. Since there were so many of these issued, this wouldnt surprise me that number one is very different.
Sounds like you are confident in the provenance and that is all that really matters. I dont disagree that there might be variation amongst these cards and that the first one(s) issued might vary from later ones. For what it is worth, here is the one attributed in my collection, once again part of a much larger grouping that includes tons of documentation so I am confident this one is very legit. I even have his HS diploma! Second card is the un-issued blank one I referred to. For what it is worth. Please keep us posted on any others especailly early ones you might run across to compae. Good luck-Kevin
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 01:42 PM
Agree - Great Find! Congrats! Semper Fi////////Bobgee
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I too have been lurking here and am anxious to hear more of this story.
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