MS 1990 [Repealed, 1992 c 565 s 114
336.3-205 SPECIAL ENDORSEMENT; BLANK ENDORSEMENT; ANOMALOUS
(a) If an endorsement is made by the holder of an instrument, whether payable to an
identified person or payable to bearer, and the endorsement identifies a person to whom it makes
the instrument payable, it is a "special endorsement." When specially endorsed, an instrument
becomes payable to the identified person and may be negotiated only by the endorsement of that
person. The principles stated in section
apply to special endorsements.
(b) If an endorsement is made by the holder of an instrument and it is not a special
endorsement, it is a "blank endorsement." When endorsed in blank, an instrument becomes
payable to bearer and may be negotiated by transfer of possession alone until specially endorsed.
(c) The holder may convert a blank endorsement that consists only of a signature into a
special endorsement by writing, above the signature of the endorser, words identifying the person
to whom the instrument is made payable.
(d) "Anomalous endorsement" means an endorsement made by a person who is not the
holder of the instrument. An anomalous endorsement does not affect the manner in which the
instrument may be negotiated.
History: 1992 c 565 s 26