Fake Lincoln on ebay
Lists this Abraham Lincoln signature. as part of a Civil War Scrapbook. It took me a long time of staring at it before I found conclusive evidence that it is fake.
At first I thought it could be real. But there are two issues that I found. One of them is subjective, the other is conclusive.
The loop in the L the connects to the L is the giveaway. Here is an authentic piece:
In this example and EVERY example you will find on google images and heritage archives of a true Lincoln signature the bottom of the loop connects to the L. In the ebay example the top of the Loop connects.
There is literally not one single example I could find after looking at least 100 of the top of the loop making the connection.
The second issue is the base of the L looks very strange. But perhaps one could attribute that to the fountain pen blotting.