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fthnow

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Jan 26, 2018
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I acquired a bunch of Schwinn books/catalogs from an auction a number of years ago. One of the books is the familiar 50 years of Schwinn Built Bicycles. This one happened to be a library book from the Racine Wisconsin public library.

What is unique is that inside the front cover appears to be the autograph of Ignaz Schwinn, though his signature is a different color ink than the person mentioned. I don't know if this is authentic. Anyone ever come across this? Thanks!!

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buickmike

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That auction; was it the family auction in Chicago? I have the paperback version of that book. Wore the binding out of it long ago. I would like to buy service manual for the mid to late 30's Schwinn. I have a copy if the section for hi-lo drum. But long to see entire book. Authentic signature? Who knows
 

fthnow

On Training Wheels
Jan 26, 2018
4
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West Allis, WI, United States
#4
That auction; was it the family auction in Chicago? I have the paperback version of that book. Wore the binding out of it long ago. I would like to buy service manual for the mid to late 30's Schwinn. I have a copy if the section for hi-lo drum. But long to see entire book. Authentic signature? Who knows
Wasn't the family auction; was an auction in Kewaskum, WI some time ago. It featured a number of items from a guy who owned a bike shop in Waukesha, WI.
 

Oilit

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The writing doesn't look very smooth. My grandma's handwriting looked like that after she got older. If they were doing a facsimile, I'd think they would choose a better version.
 
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WES PINCHOT

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I HAVE AN ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPHED 50 YEAR BOOK
WITH IGNAZ SIGNATURE.
I WILL CHECK IT OUT FOR COMPARISON.
I AM NOT A HAND WRITING EXPERT, BUT IT LOOKS ALMOST THE SAME.
AND THE "TO MY FRIEND______ IS IN BLACK INK VS. THE BLUE FOR IGNAZ.

WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO PUT A VALUE ON THEM?
 
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Mark Mattei

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#8
I acquired a bunch of Schwinn books/catalogs from an auction a number of years ago. One of the books is the familiar 50 years of Schwinn Built Bicycles. This one happened to be a library book from the Racine Wisconsin public library.

What is unique is that inside the front cover appears to be the autograph of Ignaz Schwinn, though his signature is a different color ink than the person mentioned. I don't know if this is authentic. Anyone ever come across this? Thanks!!

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Having several original Ignaz signatures I say yours is authentic. Mark.
 

juanitasmith13

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I acquired a bunch of Schwinn books/catalogs from an auction a number of years ago. One of the books is the familiar 50 years of Schwinn Built Bicycles. This one happened to be a library book from the Racine Wisconsin public library.

What is unique is that inside the front cover appears to be the autograph of Ignaz Schwinn, though his signature is a different color ink than the person mentioned. I don't know if this is authentic. Anyone ever come across this? Thanks!!

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IMO: Several books were being given; a secretary was given a list to apply the inscriptions (the inscriptions were done by a woman's 'hand'); Ignaz Schwinn signed them with his favorite fountain pen.....
 

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