Articles tagged with: forgeries

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.

Guilty: The conmen who made a fortune selling sports fans fake autographs of Ronaldo, Gerrard and Owen

on Wednesday, 02 April 2008. Posted in Autograph forgeries

Guilty: The conmen who made a fortune selling sports fans fake autographs of Ronaldo, Gerrard and Owen
Two businessmen accused of ripping off their customers by forging and selling sports stars' signatures were today found guilty.

Autograph Collector and UACC featured ISITREAL.com

on Monday, 20 February 2006. Posted in isitreal

written by David Grossberg

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.

Businessmen 'systematically forged' sports stars' autographs

on Thursday, 07 February 2008. Posted in Autograph forgeries

written by Fred Attewill and agencies, theguardian.com

Two businessmen "systematically" forged autographs of famous England rugby and football players and sold them to sports fans, a court heard today. As well as fake signatures of Rugby World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson and footballers David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen, the pair also conned fans with "poorly made" replicas of England international caps which were sold as genuine.

Operation Bullpen

on Wednesday, 05 April 2000. Posted in Autograph forgeries

Federal Bureau of Investigation Internal Revenue Service U.S. Attorney’s Office April 2000

According to long-time memorabilia collectors, the market for genuine vintage memorabilia has changed dramatically over the last decade. In the late 1980s, the market consisted of a very limited supply of genuine articles (e.g., vintage balls, checks, old books, letters, and the rare cut). These items were almost exclusively traded among a select group of collectors through a well-defined network. However, the market is literally flooded with tens of thousands of vintage items (including bats, balls, jerseys, helmets, pictures, magazines, pieces of papers, posters, lithographs, record albums, and other items) that are simply counterfeit.
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