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Going off topic a bit, but why the phrase, "flat-signed"? What does it actually *mean*?

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Eh, I'm actually totally misusing the term. I believe "flat-signed" actually means the author signs their name & nothing else e.g. without a dedication. It doesn't really have anything to do with having signed the book itself, in person.

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This brings back bad memories of a certain ebay seller (flatsigned), we had some dealings with him on the forum

Here is his convoluted description of the phrase, that he modestly claims to have invented.

"The word FlatSigned, whether on books or any other item, means that the autograph is an original (no facsimile/photocopy, no machine/auto-pen written, no stamped or otherwise tooled), hand-signed example of the autograph which is not personalized (can have a date, additional words such as "Congratulations" or "Thanks for a wonderful evening", etc.), to an individual including the person obtaining the autograph.

Put more simply, FlatSigned means:
A hand-signed, original autograph which is not personalized such as:
"To Billy Bob, John Grisham."
FLATSIGNED EXAMPLE:"Thank you for a great evening, John Grisham May 30, 2010
NON-FLATSIGNED EXAMPLE: "To Billy, thank you for all! John Grisham May 30, 2010
Warmest Regards,
Tim Miller
Founder
"

I would rather not use this phrase, but say that it was signed in person by the individual.

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By all accounts Stephen King coined the phrase. I've no idea if that's internet twaddle or based on fact though...

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Seller: chancebooks2011 (177)
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I have to blame Peter Jackson for this madness

It is price-clipped and has marks from sticky-tape on the book.

eBay Item #400550804814

Thank you ebay for pointing out that the seller is away, up and until 4 days ago (this is the 15th August 2013).

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Posted on: 2013/8/15 11:00

Edited by Trotter on 2013/8/15 11:29:08
Edited by Trotter on 2013/8/15 11:33:24



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