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Some very doubtful C. Tolkien signature

Aug 19, 2021
2021/8/19 15:54:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Some BCA Silmarillion signed by C.T has been listed on Abe :

https://affiliates.abebooks.com/c/9724 ... 3Dsnippet-_-srp1-_-image4

Apart from the fact that it is known that CT has signed some Billings copies on the ffep (I own one of these), this one is a BCA, and the signature has been done on the half-title page. The signature itself does not match with the ones seen on Billings copies, it's similar to the signature seen on the 1982 and 1987's Hobbit Super Deluxes.
Last but not least, the signature looks fake. What do you think?

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Aug 19, 2021
2021/8/19 16:01:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Looks like someone is trying to copy Christopher's signature, not a very convincing fake.
Aug 19, 2021
2021/8/19 16:06:38 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Especially on a BCA, which is meaningful... Maybe the forger has tried and thrown several BCA copies before succeeding...
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