This topic is merely an "FYI" kind of thing that I found kind of interesting (and amusing)....
While watching Part 1 of PBS-TV's 1993 documentary "Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?", I noticed something near the end of that first hour that I had never noticed before -- it's a simulated (color) version of the Klein's Sporting Goods order form that Oswald had used to order the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle.
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The producers of the above-linked PBS "Frontline" program (Part 1; at 56:11) created a fake version of Oswald's order form, with all of the things written on the form that the real Oswald had written in on the form he sent to Klein's in March of 1963. They created this forgery apparently in order to simulate what the entire Klein's ad would have looked like PRIOR to the ad ever being cut out of the magazine where the advertisement appeared.
I don't know why the PBS producers couldn't have merely shown the full-page Klein's ad being accompanied by the REAL order form that Oswald filled out in '63 (which is As a guest, you are not allowed to view links.
). But they did not do that, opting instead to create a phony version of the order form. (I guess they desperately must have wanted to show the blue color of the ink.)
Anyway, I just thought I'd share this obvious "forgery", which might make some conspiracy theorists smile with delight (in a "See how easy it is to fake Oswald's handwriting"
kind of way), because at first glance it does, indeed, look like a pretty good representation of Lee Harvey Oswald's writing (complete with Oswald's common habit of capitalizing some printed letters, while not capitalizing other letters).
But when the real and fake documents are compared side by side, the differences become very obvious (see the montage I created below; the real Oswald order form is, of course, the black-and-white one on the left).
In the fake order form, the "P" in "P.O. Box" looks different. As does the "E" in "Hidell" and the "95" in "$19.95" and the "X" in "Box". Plus, the "7" in the item number doesn't match. And the "A" in "A. Hidell" is not the same at all. They've got it in lower case in the forged document, but Oswald wrote it in upper case on the real form.
It makes me wonder what a "questioned documents expert" would say if he were to examine the forgery on the right below? Would he be able to tell right away it was a fake? My guess is: Yes, he would.
But I find it interesting that the PBS people who made the Oswald documentary in 1993 would go to the trouble of creating a fake (or "simulated") version of Lee Oswald's rifle order form when a relatively clear copy of the real thing is right there to use on As a guest, you are not allowed to view links.
of the Warren Commission volumes.