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Yup. It even has The Jackson Michigan Zouave Drill Team. In reverse. :D 

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11 hours ago, Arcadia said:

Pre-print? Me not know that term.

We watch The Court Jester every year at Christmas. I don't know why; it's not Christmassy. But my brother and I think it's the funniest thing ever filmed. :D 

My dad was always a Danny Kaye fan but I don’t recall ever seeing the movie. I’ve just checked on YouTube but it’s not available there. I’ll keep my eye open for a cheap copy.

A pre-print is basically a copy. It’s usually when someone has a genuine signed photograph and then sells copies at a reduced price. For eg. you can get Rathbone pre-prints for day £5. But a real one is 40 times that.

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Odd term, since what you describe just sounds like an everyday copy to me. Learn something new all the time!

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This article explains in some detail:

Recognizing pre-printed autographs from authentic ones

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I think the reason it's called a preprint instead of a copy is that it's not a copy of just the autograph, it appears to be an autographed photo.  But only one photo was actually autographed; then it was mass-reproduced, so that in the copies, the "autograph" is actually part of the photo.

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So, "pre-printed" refers to the autograph (which was previously written by the person who signed it) rather than to the print itself, I guess? Still find it an odd term, but at least now I understand what it means.

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I can’t really see why anyone would want one? It would take someone even sadder than me😃

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More like a kid, maybe?

 

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Probably Carol. Someone who wants the picture but doesn’t want to pay for the signature.

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... or is too young/naive to care that it's not a "real" autograph.  I think I developed an appreciation for that distinction somewhere in my teens.  (Not that I've ever been an autograph collector.)

It's kinda interesting just seeing what a person's handwriting looks like, and a pre-print serves just about as well for that.

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