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I was talking with one of our fellow members who suggested I post this question for some advise.

On standard awards certificates, say for the 25 year service medal, where it has AH's signature. Obviously this isn't an "auto-pen" so were these signed by staff secretaries or is it part of the actual paper printing ? Or maybe I am wrong and they did have type of mechanical process to affix the signature.....

Surely Uncle A didn't go to bed each night with an aching hand. Then again, I guess that would explain the harsh shaking later in the war.

Thanks for any insight.

Andrew


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Andrew, I was hoping you would receive a better response than this!! Unfortunately, I still need to dig my documents out and have a look at AHs signature.

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Dave

I actually did get an answer off another site. What I was told was that it was either a rubber stamp would be used, or the signtaure could also be direct printed when the document stock was produced.

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Andrew, I was also tardy in answering this for you. According to the late Charles Hamilton, one of the foremost signature and document collector/dealers in the US in his book "Leaders and Personalities of the Third Reich", Hitler's signature on these types of award documents were printed in blue or black wtih the printing of the document. The use of a rubber stamp was not mentioned.


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Thanks Joe

I was a little doubtful myself of the rubber stamp school of thought. I have used a number of them and had yet to see one not leave a tell-tale signature. Yet I have never seen this in any AH documents. But I have only seen them as archival photos and not the actual paper.

I now believe the actual printing of the signature during the document production process is the only method, other than him (or possibly an approved signer) actually signing it.

Thanks for the reference !!

Andrew


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