Bought the sheet music to 'Thumbs Up' years ago.

Writing on the bottom left hand corner appears to be the signature of Joe Morley in grease pencil on the piano/banjo part's first page. I noticed this years ago, but I've gotten really curious about it recently. I've compared it to the photo on the 'Unique Joe Morley' website photo and it's not a perfect match, but I was curious, what do you think? Did I get lucky and it's the real deal?

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I meant bottom right hand corner...not that you'd miss it.

No, it's just a rubber stamp, sorry.

Yup, stamp. I have a number of these where the stamp is on the front cover...but one is different from the rest and looks much more like an ink signature. I've never done a strict comparative analysis though.

What about this Clifford Essex signature from a busted vellum on an early "pre-war" (the Great War)  CE Imperial banjo? Stamp or hand-done by CE himself?

Looks like pencil. I read it as: "Cliffon Gasex" who was he? ;-)

He was Himalaya Gasex's brother.



Trapdoor2 said:

Looks like pencil. I read it as: "Cliffon Gasex" who was he? ;-)

It looks to me like Caffowlasax. In pencil.



Trapdoor2 said:

Looks like pencil. I read it as: "Cliffon Gasex" who was he? ;-)

Thanks for the info! I was wondering because the signature is raised and seems like it could be scratched off. Also it isn't flat like ink would be, but the stamp info makes sense. I don't own too many pieces of original sheet music, only three or so of Joe's compositons, so I've never seen a signature before.

I'm familiar with Gasex, my wife takes it every time she hears me play. Maybe I should practice more!

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