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I got a card and there's a symbol which precedes "James". Something like "from" or "love". Does anyone know what this symbol is?

what is this symbol called

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    It looks like an ampersand to me (&). – Peter Shor Jun 16 '17 at 11:03
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    I have seen many tries at the &-sign, but this one is... original. – oerkelens Jun 16 '17 at 11:05
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    @oerkelens: and now that I can see the whole message, there appears to be another (slightly less original) &-sign later in the message that looks nothing like the first symbol. It's difficult to imagine that they're two different attempts at the &-sign by the same person. – Peter Shor Jun 16 '17 at 11:12
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    Maybe it's a heart? – Jake Sylvestre Jun 16 '17 at 11:14
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    I could see those strokes making a heart if the card hadn't slipped. – Davo Jun 16 '17 at 11:47
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I think it's a stylised "fr", standing for "from", a common term used when signing a card.

The initial upstroke, downstroke and curve form a cursive lower-case 'f', and the remaining piece that looks like a '7' forms a cursive 'r'.

  • It's certainly possible. Especially if you look at the r in your. – Jake Sylvestre Jun 17 '17 at 19:23
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It's a heart. She is signing their names but instead of writing "Love," for the closing, she drew a heart.

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