We have had several (ok three) requests to verify that a signature in a book is actually that of Philip José Farmer. While we are not experts in handwriting, Farmer's signature is fairly distinctive.
Fellow PJF fan Craig Kimber pointed out that Farmer's earlier signatures had a printed capital J while the later signatures use a cursive capital J. A check through our books show the books signed in 1995 had the cursive J. While some older items had the printed capital J.
Chris Schendel has told us he went to two different Farmer autograph parties in Los Angeles, and that the books Farmer signed for him in 1977 had the printed J, while books he signed in 1980 had the cursive J.
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