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Charles Hamilton Jr.

December 14, 1996

NEW YORK (AP) _ Charles Hamilton Jr., a handwriting expert and autograph dealer who invented the term philography, died of a heart attack Wednesday. He was 82.

Hamilton wrote 17 books about autographs and forgers, including ``The Hitler Diaries: Fakes that Fooled the World.″ He called the so-called Hitler diaries ``patent and obvious forgeries″ in 1983.

In 1953, Hamilton turned what had been a hobby into a full-time business and began selling autographs at auctions. He soon became an acknowledged expert on autographs and was frequently called upon to debunk phony letters and signatures.

William E. Schulz

ATLANTA (AP) _ William E. Schulz, an award-winning outdoor writer for The Associated Press, died of cancer on Friday. He was 53.

Schulz worked in the AP’s Atlanta bureau since 1976, where he covered hunting, fishing and conservation issues with his weekly column, ``In the Wild.″ He won numerous awards, including a national award from Ducks Unlimited this March for his work on wetlands conservation issues.

Schulz joined AP’s Detroit bureau in 1967, transferred to Milwaukee three months later and returned to Detroit as news editor in 1973. He became bureau chief in West Virginia in 1975.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; three daughters, Mrs. Craig Schwartz of Santa Rosa, Calif., Anne Marie Schulz of Sacramento, Calif., and Karen Schulz of Atlanta; a brother, Larry Schulz of New Baltimore, Mich., and a grandson.

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