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Marilyn Monroe Photo With Autograph

I bought the attached picture at a consignment shop for $27. The back states it has been authenticated by The Quill and Pen. How can I find out if this is the real deal?

Thank you.

Category: 
Autographs
Condition: 
Good
Medium: 
wood frame with red fabric matting.
Distinguishing marks: 
Supposed to be Marilyn Monroe's signature. Has a Declaration of Authenticity sticker/tag from The Quill and Pen.
Date Period: 
Photo was taken in 1959. Was on the cover of Life Magazine, but a slightly different pose.
Size and dimensions of this item: 
18 1/2" X 14" approx.
Weight: 
less than 5 lbs.
History: 
Don't know. Bought it from a consignment shop.
For Sale?: 
No
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Thank you for your reply. I did contact the Nate Sanders company yesterday. Unfortunately, they told me they could not authenticate without seeing the autograph in person.

I have since been in contact with the son of Rex Beasely, the owner of The Quill and Pen (he passed away 11 years ago). I e-mailed him a picture of the picture. He told me he remembers seeing it in his father's gallery and that the autograph is real. He said that his dad only bought from reputable dealers. He mentioned Charles Hamilton and Rendell Jean Hout as a couple of the dealers. His dad (Rex) sold his gallery in 1977 to an educator in Chicago.

I know that doesn't help with the authenticity, but it's nice to know some of the back story.

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