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Autographed Sports Memorabilia Isn’t Always What it Seems

For a diehard sports fan, there’s no better gift than a piece of autographed memorabilia from their favorite athlete. Thanks to online marketplaces like eBay, it’s easier than ever to find autographed uniforms, balls and other equipment from some of the world’s most iconic sports figures. Unfortunately, however, the sports memorabilia market also harbors enormous… Read more »

How Handwriting Can Make or Break a Case

Handwriting is something that many people take for granted, but there are many cases where it is important to discovering the truth about a hand-written document. In some cases, handwriting can even have an impact on a case, even swaying a court’s decision. Let’s look at a prime example of how handwriting can make or… Read more »

Documented Evidence: The Role of Document Examination in the Lindbergh Baby Case

Handwriting in Court Cases

Back in September 1934, a man named Richard Hauptmann was arrested and charged with first-degree murder for killing Charles Lindbergh Jr., the oldest son of famous aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne. The following January, Hauptmann was put on trial for the murder of the young boy, and after a monthlong trial, he was… Read more »

Honest, Fair Elections: How FDE Helped the Government Successfully Prosecute Voter Fraud

Election Fraud

Voter fraud is a recurring news topic, particularly during election seasons. While voter fraud allegations and concerns may often seem to be a partisan issue, the reality is that it amounts to a crime against all citizens. Honest, fair elections are an essential component of our democracy and a hallmark of the voting process. Forensic… Read more »

Document Examiners vs. Graphologists

Document Examination vs. Graphology

If you are interested in hiring a handwriting expert to help you out with a legal case or an investigation of some kind, you will likely find two types of people who will claim to be able to help you – forensic document examiners and graphologists. However, you should not confuse one for the other,… Read more »

The Salamander Letter: Forgery in the Mormon Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the LDS Church or more commonly as the Mormon church, has been rocked by numerous scandals throughout the years. One of the church’s biggest scandals, though, took place back in 1984 and involved what was known as the Salamander Letter. This letter that appeared… Read more »

Identifying Altered Documents

At Drexler Document Lab, we specialize in ensuring the security and integrity of your most precious and irreplaceable documents. We review contracts, checks, historical records and more to verify that all information is authentic and that the paperwork has not been modified after its original creation. Even though technology has advanced and digitized documents have… Read more »

Historical Handwriting and Its Impact in Colonial Times

You may not think about it as you scribble your grocery list on a notepad, but those letters you’re using weren’t always the way people communicated. Ancient civilizations like the Egyptians used hieroglyphics, messages with a mixture of alphabetic and representational images to convey messages. Even as recently as Colonial times in America, when writing… Read more »