To the untrained eye this looks like a phenomenal Andy Griffith signed photo. Experienced Griffith collectors know that signed photos of him in his sheriff’s uniform are virtually unheard of. They also know most legit signed photos are personalized. Elite Griffith collectors know this photo is not genuine….but rather a stamped publicity photo. How do I know? Because I’m holding one in the photo.
Someone is about to lose a few hundred bucks.
"...I lost the Steve McQueen..."
To clarify, is the photo in the OP "stamped" or autopen?
Not Autopen. Stamp. See the Judy Garland Autopens I posted for comparison. It is not a preprint as positioning changes (like the Garlands). Her 1960/61 Autopen shows the machines difficulty producing smooth curves.