eBay: FLW-signed letters

To control SPAM, you must now be a registered user to post to this Message Board.

EFFECTIVE 14 Nov. 2012 PRIVATE MESSAGING HAS BEEN RE-ENABLED. IF YOU RECEIVE A SUSPICIOUS DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS AND PLEASE REPORT TO THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION.

This is the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy's Message Board. Wright enthusiasts can post questions and comments, and other people visiting the site can respond.

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, *-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time they see fit.
Post Reply

SDR
Posts: 19324
Joined: Sat Jun 17, 2006 11:33 pm
Location: San Francisco

Post by SDR »

As this is the same seller that offers an obviously bogus "Wright drawing," suspicion must be cast upon these letters as well.

http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... 9cc9012f1a

The note to Miller and Monroe in particular seems oddly written, and ineptly laid out. Are we entering a phase where fakers of Wright ephemera and
documents boldly enter the legitimate marketplace ? The only thing to be learned from the "Research Tower drawing" is that someone has been practicing
Wright's monogram. The blue ball-point signatures on the letters are doubtful, as a result; why are they shown bleeding through the paper---and why is the
reverse of the monogram shown as well ?

S

Roderick Grant
Posts: 10144
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:48 am

Post by Roderick Grant »

Would ballpoint ink bleed through the paper?
The two signatures look too much alike to be authentic. Wright's signatures varied a lot one from another.

SDR
Posts: 19324
Joined: Sat Jun 17, 2006 11:33 pm
Location: San Francisco

Post by SDR »

Not unless the paper got wet ? Odd . . .

S

Oak Park Jogger
Posts: 69
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:21 pm

Post by Oak Park Jogger »

Does anyone know anything about the charity event at which these two letters were auctioned off? Or supposedly auctioned off?? An event like that should stick in someone's memory---

Post Reply