Found something kind of cool on my Four Favorites #8
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So I am going through my boxes trying to slowly pare down the collection and add items to Ebay.  I have an extremely low grade copy of Four Favorites #8 - complete but spine completely split and all pages detached and brittle pages but as I was taking pictures I noticed the signature (actually think it is a stamp) of Louis Ferstadt who was the artist and I didn't realize until I googled him was also a painter and muralist.  I do wonder if this could have been his personal copy since it appears to be a stamped signature.  

And not trying to pump my Ebay listing because now I probably won't list it

Anyway, I just thought it was kind of cool and intriguing.  Here are some pics - Look in the number 4 below the word Favorites.20190215_102630.thumb.jpg.dd27c88f4fd5b853795751abaf626614.jpg

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That's really cool!

I don't think it looks like a stamp to me though, looks like he just printed his name on it.  I see what you mean about the ink surrounding the signature, which could indicate a stamp, but I still think it just looks like someone hand penned it.  

Are there any impressions or dimples inside the cover from the pen (if it's a pen)?

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:applause:Cool discovery!

Probably worth holding onto with that little tidbit. And it's rare as hens teeth , which i'm sure you know.

(Probably doesn't hurt to own copies either :baiting: )

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2 hours ago, entalmighty1 said:

That's really cool!

I don't think it looks like a stamp to me though, looks like he just printed his name on it.  I see what you mean about the ink surrounding the signature, which could indicate a stamp, but I still think it just looks like someone hand penned it.  

Are there any impressions or dimples inside the cover from the pen (if it's a pen)?

It's hard to see so I will try and take a closer pic but you can maybe make out the outline of the rectangular stamp and the ink smear from when you use a stamp but now that I look my closely at the letters, they do seem to be freehand.  Would be cool if in his own hand and it is actually his sig.

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3 hours ago, sagii said:

:applause:Cool discovery!

Probably worth holding onto with that little tidbit. And it's rare as hens teeth , which i'm sure you know.

(Probably doesn't hurt to own copies either :baiting: )

lol I still aspire to have the rarity of books you have, Corey.  You know it fun as I go through these boxes which I haven't opened in years, actually decades,  I forget what I have and this one is rough and crumbly but it is a neat discovery.   Two copies would be great or even more :x but anymore, these books are sky high and I am fond of my internal organs which I would have to sell to grab some of these,  I am saving one of kidneys for a Cap 1 so one organ is already spoken for :cry:

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22 minutes ago, telerites said:

... these books are sky high and I am fond of my internal organs which I would have to sell to grab some of these,  I am saving one of kidneys for a Cap 1 so one organ is already spoken for :cry:

:signfunny:

I have always thought which of the organ worthy mega keys still appeal in a way that if all the stars were aligned, i'd sacrifice for. It'd be Whiz #1(#2).

But i'd be sitting next to long boxes like....

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Reading through his wikipedia page, Ferstadt died in 1954 so if he did sign it or even stamp, it goes back a ways.  Also, he identified as a communist.  A Jewish American who was born in Russia.  From a wiki image, working on a mural.   His collection of art lie in the New York Public Library, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Tel Aviv Museum and the Jewish museum of Birobidzhan.  

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