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Old 03-09-2020, 04:31 PM   #1
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Is this signature a facsimile stamp or the real deal?
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Old 03-10-2020, 01:00 AM   #2
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Facsimile. These awards were spread around in their hundreds of thousands.
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Old 03-11-2020, 09:34 AM   #3
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I agree that the AH signature is printed. That said, the signature of Dr. Otto Meissner, State Secretary and Chief of the President’s Chancellery, on the lower right-hand corner of this document is original. Dr. Meissner's office originated this award of the War Merit Cross, 2nd Class.

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Old 03-11-2020, 06:46 PM   #4
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Common type document. Still a favorite type of mine ! Tom
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Old 03-11-2020, 11:03 PM   #5
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I thought the signature was Meissner. Br James, did Meissner sign all of these as a General would sign an ek (etc) award?
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Old 03-12-2020, 11:48 AM   #6
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Hi Tony,

Dr. Meissner signed the award documents which originated under his office's authority. One sees similar documents signed by the originating office on the lower right-hand corner by a variety of military, governmental and political officials.

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