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Cunard-WhiteStarLine
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Signature Translation

Post by Cunard-WhiteStarLine » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:17 pm

This is the online photo of an item I recently got and I am wondering if anyone knows who it may be? It's from an invitation for a technical cruise of the KdF ship Robert Ley from 1939. Thought is may be Dr. Ley, but not similar to his other signatures I've seen. Thanks!
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Quax der Bruchpilot
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Re: Signature Translation

Post by Quax der Bruchpilot » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:12 am

The recommendation is to follow the movements of the line; trying to "rewrite" the letters in your mind. The name certainly ends with "...dy" or "...."wy". First letter typically "t"'s are written this way and the hieroglyph in the middle: is there anythingbut an "x" which can be written this way? "V" during heavy swell? In signatures often an abbreviated first name,academic grade or rank can be included. It could also be a "Namenskürzel", an abbreviated signature if the author had to sign some hundred invitations. Mine would be "QxBP" or "QXBruPi".

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