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Spencerian Signatures We Like
« on: August 07, 2016, 02:55:22 PM »
If there is a Spencerian signature you like, feel free to try your hand at it and post it here.

This is a (poor) copy of a Courtney signature from Michael Sull's Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship, Vol. 2, p. 428. Nice balance between bold shades and delicate letters.

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2016, 06:31:48 PM »
good job! I have one in mind. I'll practice it when I get home today. I hope more people participate in this thread.

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 02:44:29 AM »


Found the original on ebay. I suspect it's from the Business Educator but I'm not sure who penned it. Whole arm movement is no joke!

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2016, 01:13:54 PM »
Very nice, himasf, well done.

You mention you have the original. Is it on a card or is it printed, as if a clip from Business Educator or some publication?

Also, you mention you got it from someone on eBay. Was it Madocs by chance?

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2016, 01:17:24 PM »
oh no, i don't have the original. but yes, it's a listing by Madocs that i screencapped on my phone. i don't own any golden age specimen/clippings. i wish!

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2016, 01:57:45 PM »
oh no, i don't have the original. but yes, it's a listing by Madocs that i screencapped on my phone. i don't own any golden age specimen/clippings. i wish!
Aha. A little background.
That specimen was almost certainly part of the Lupfer collection. When Lupfer died in 1974, he left behind a collection of about 50 years of specimens, most of which appeared in The Business Educator, of which Lupfer was editor and contributor for many years. His widow sold the collection to Del Tysdal (who, sadly, died in 2013) for, I believe $5000. It filled three vans. Del was selling parts of this collection in the early 2000's on eBay, where Madocs (Aidan Meehan, a talented Celtic design calligrapher and author) bought that specimen and many others (I bought a few myself), which he is now selling.  Now they are rarely offered, except for Madocs. If you are interested in originals, I would encourage you to buy at least a few. Originals are simply finer than any reproductions.

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2016, 03:14:13 PM »
It filled three vans.

 :o :o :o

Thanks for the info. I've wondered all this time who this madocs fella was.
Yeah, I'm not that interested in clippings/reproductions but I don't know how to get originals
without breaking into @schin 's house.  ;D

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2016, 05:35:34 PM »
Stay away from my house... I have a very ferocious dog who will not hesitate to bite you!! >:(

Even a small scrap from madocs is enough.. you can see in person how fine the lettering is.
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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2016, 06:31:12 PM »
Stay away from my house... I have a very ferocious dog who will not hesitate to bite you!! >:(
Yes, very ferocious.

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2016, 09:26:53 PM »
If I find a second in my day, I will add. Otherwise, I will just drool.

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2016, 10:39:48 AM »
If I find a second in my day, I will add. Otherwise, I will just drool.
Stop looking, I've found a second for you.
If drooling is involved, may I suggest waterproof ink?

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2016, 02:37:01 PM »
After one of E. W. Bloser's signatures

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2016, 02:17:23 PM »
awesome. i like those wedge shaped stems like in the 'B'. very dagger-y.

Schin and Amy go join us. Wanna your fave signatures too!

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2016, 12:22:23 AM »
Love spencerian signatures and the posts so far. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2016, 10:37:52 PM »
I have one done, but the iPad names the file wrong for upload. I will post again soon. I did Bloser too.