Autograph forgeries

The „Hans Dangers Filmstar Secretariat“, Berlin

Written by Rolf Ramseier on Monday, 18 August 2014. Posted in Autograph forgeries

Written by Rolf Ramseier

The „Hans Dangers Filmstar Secretariat“, Berlin
Back in the 1950s and 1960s, collecting autographs of movie stars was already a quite popular hobby in Germany as well as in its neighbouring countries, due mostly to the spread of TV-sets through an ever increasing number of German homes and households, and also thanks to the youth-magazine „BRAVO“, which was first released in 1956.

Autograph Fakery: Two Firms Monopolize a Lucrative Business

on Thursday, 27 March 2014. Posted in Autograph forgeries

By Jake Rossen

Autograph Fakery: Two Firms Monopolize a Lucrative Business
How could anyone be really sure that Jordan, and not a fry cook, had signed a pair of Nikes?

Autograph Exhibit Doesn't Pass Authenticity Test

on Monday, 28 October 2013. Posted in Autograph forgeries

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The world's largest privately-held autograph collection is now open to the public, the newest addition to the St. Pete Museum of History. But the our news partners at WTSP 10 News Investigators found numerous indications some of the most prized autographs may not be authentic.

Elvis Presley, The Beatles top list of most-forged autographs

on Thursday, 27 December 2012. Posted in Autograph forgeries

BY ERIC KELSEY

 Elvis Presley, The Beatles top list of most-forged autographs
(Reuters) - Elvis Presley and The Beatles top the list of most-forged celebrity signatures in 2012, with less than half of their autographs for sale certified as genuine, memorabilia authenticators PSA/DNA said on Thursday.

How to Detect a Real or Fake Autograph

on Friday, 17 June 2011. Posted in Autograph forgeries

11 Suggestion's how to identify forgeries

How to Detect a Real or Fake Autograph

Want to know if that item autographed by one of your favorite people in the world is legit? Here are some tips to ensure the autograph is as genuine as it is impressive.

Autographs at Internet Auctions

on Sunday, 10 April 2011. Posted in Autograph forgeries

It is hard to find genuine autographs on Ebay and similar auctions!

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Professionals would agree that at least 80% are forgeries.
That means that 8 out of 10 buyers / members of the public are purchasing worthless items.
The auction companies are raking in millions from autograph sales, so they have little interest in attempting to solve the problem. Forgerys are such an epidemic that they threaten the integrity of the whole hobby for us and future generations.
 

Guideline to be aware of forgeries

on Friday, 14 January 2011. Posted in Autograph forgeries

„if it seems to good to be true – It’s propably is !“

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Help and Hints for autograph authentication

The only 100% way to ensure that a signature is genuine is to have obtained it yourself from the person concerned. However, here some basic guidelines which we hope will assist you in your search for the genuine article.

Why George Harrison faked the other Beatles' autographs

on Saturday, 02 May 2009. Posted in Autograph forgeries

Written by Markus Brandes

Beatle George Harrison turned master forger to fake the autographs of John, Paul and Ringo - in order to give a dying girl the biggest thrill of her short life, experts believe.

Buyer Beware: How To Spot Baseball Autograph Forgeries

on Monday, 30 June 2014. Posted in Autograph forgeries

By David Seideman

Buyer Beware: How To Spot Baseball Autograph Forgeries

Years ago, I enjoyed a huge adrenalin rush at a flea market in Brooklyn’s Park Slope section. For a few hundred dollars I bought a beautiful baseball from the late 1940s with the signatures of the great Brooklyn Dodgers such as Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, and Roy Campanella. But my baseball was a bust when I tried consigning it to an auction held by Lelands, a top New York house. Mike Heffner, the president, informed me that many of the autographs were penned by the Dodger’s clubhouse boy.

Tips for identifying fake autographs

on Friday, 22 November 2013. Posted in Autograph forgeries

Posted by FOX19 Digital Media Staff

If the price is too good to be true, it is probably a fake.

If a company offers an autographed item well below competitors' prices and market value, then consumers should be wary. An example would include Michael Jordan basketballs, which some companies sell for as low as $150. Given Jordan's current exclusive contract with Upper Deck and difficulties associated with obtaining his autograph, the Tuff Stuff Magazine market value of an autographed Jordan Basketball is $500, while Upper Deck Michael Jordan autographed basketballs retail for up to $1,500. (Caution: a high price does not by any means suggest authenticity either.)

Doctor Who: Norfolk counterfeiter jailed for fake autographs

on Monday, 14 October 2013. Posted in Autograph forgeries

Written by BBC News Norfolk

Doctor Who: Norfolk counterfeiter jailed for fake autographs
A man who ran a "cottage industry" producing fake celebrity autographs, including those of actor David Tennant, has been jailed.

Gresham man gets prison for selling fake sports, Beatles memorabilia

on Thursday, 18 October 2012. Posted in Autograph forgeries

written by Steve Mayes

Gresham man gets prison for selling fake sports, Beatles memorabilia

A Gresham man who sold fake Beatles and sports memorabilia on Craigslist was sentenced Thursday to more than two years in prison.

Certificate of Authenticity for Autographs

Written by Mark Riddle on Sunday, 10 April 2011. Posted in Autograph forgeries

Certificates (COAs) are easily the most misunderstood area for the ill-informed autograph buyer. “Who to Trust, how do I know its genuine”

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Certificates (COAs) are easily the most misunderstood area for the ill-informed autograph buyer.

“Who to Trust, how do I know its genuine ?”

Business of autograph forgeries

on Sunday, 10 April 2011. Posted in Autograph forgeries

The wonderful world of autograph buying and selling is fraught with dangers for the public and professional alike.

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Throughout history famous people have been asked by their fans for autographs.

A signature has become a quick, easy and personal item to give to a fan. Treasured by the receiver the autograph represents a tiny piece of history frozen in and time and proof of a chance meeting or request.

Proposal if the showpiece of the collection turns out to be fake?

on Friday, 14 January 2011. Posted in Autograph forgeries

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In the years 1997 to 1999, I had me a collection of 50 autographs with a focus on Hollywood stars built from. The framed pictures were hung in my old apartment. I was particularly proud of a certificate signed by Marilyn Monroe black and white photo, which took in my living room wall a central square. I had this piece in 1999 for approximately $ 4,000 from a dealer in California purchased. 

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