[f_minor] Glenn Gould and Nicky Ignatieff

Robert Merkin bobmerk at earthlink.net
Sat Jun 18 15:47:05 MDT 2016

My many adventures with the Baker Street Irregulars have taught me that two precisely matching signatures is a big Red Flag in itself.

Look at your checques. You're certain that you signed every checque -- but now try to find two precisely matching signatures.

Judge Dee, Imperial Magistrate

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Rick Lockhart 
  To: Discussion of the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould. 
  Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2016 5:28 PM
  Subject: Re: [f_minor] Glenn Gould and Nicky Ignatieff

  Yes thank you for the help. I had recently discovered the same regarding these men 2 Ignatieff's. And thanks to the internet have been able to compare examples of Glenn's writing/signature. I think it matches perfectly bot since I am not an expert I still need to have it authenticated... thanks again!

  On Jun 18, 2016 5:18 PM, "Peter Glenister" <Peter.Glenister at msvu.ca> wrote:

    Glenn Gould's signature was used on the cover of Glenn Gould, the  magazine issued under the auspices of the Glenn Gould Foundation:


    However, this newspaper article indicates that Nicholas Ignatieff (Michael's uncle) died in 1952:

    And there are these obituaries from 2014 for another Nicholas Ignatieff (the likely recipient of the Gould album) whose relationship to Michael is not provided other than reference in the second URL to the "extended Ignatieff" family:


    Also, there is this biographical data regarding the Nicholas Ignatieff who died in 2014:


    From: f_minor [f_minor-bounces at glenngould.org] on behalf of Rick Lockhart [rick.lockhart818 at gmail.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 7:42 PM
    To: f_minor at glenngould.org
    Subject: [f_minor] Glenn Gould and Nicky Ignatieff

    Can anyone direct me to where I could have a Glenn Gould signature authenticated?  I have an album that I think was once owned by Former Liberal Leader/academic/writer Michael Ignatieff's uncle, Nicholas (Nicky) Ignatieff. In ball point cursive in the back cover it reads, "For Nicky Ignatieff best wishes Glenn Gould/1960". I am wondering about provenance and the possible value should it turn out to be authentic. 

    Thank you,

    Rick Lockhart


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