Last week Paul Horner submitted this question about a hard-to-read signature.
The attached is an image of a genuine 1862 10 cents North Carolina State
I would like any readers ideas as to what the signed name is.
I have never seen another note with a signature like
Thanks for posting the images of the odd signature on the North Carolina note. It didn't take long for someone to decipher it. On Monday John MacVean e-mailed me that the signature appears to read "Eugene Newman M.D." I agree with him. I have no idea who "Eugene Newman MD is or was, but I would call it a "vanity autograph" on a remainder note and not a contemporary signer. E-Sylum readers are the best! I puzzled over it for a long time, and then the answer arrived in one day.
I don't think I could have guessed that one in a million years. Thanks!
Wayne Homren, Editor
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