I see this site brought up a lot on this site for autograph references.
problem is, who ever this Stephan is he has a load of forgeries up here too. I get messages from people from time to time saying he has offered to sell a member here an item or two and it is never the real stuff imo, it is usually the fake stuff. Greed. He wants money but doesn't want to part with the good stuff.
Eagles are his most famous work. Attached is a screen shot of his fake work (not limited too). Notice how they are the same..... duh. If you look through his stuff he has loads of fake Zeppelin, Beatles, Springsteen, Stones, Floyd and more. Even the so called authentic Traveling Wilbury's is not real. Maybe the George and Petty are ok but 100% not the Lynne and I'm pretty sure the Dylan is bogus also. Anyway, I don't wish to debat about this guy and his ethics but if you are using him a reference be careful and I wouldn't buy anything from the guy either.
I just looked and I can't do any better than Steiger did, some of the website images are pretty poor resolution, and on the multi-signed items the signatures are very small. With better scans I could make a high-res collage.
When you look at the collage and then scroll through his Eagles page, it becomes very easy to spot the good and the bad.
The more I look, the more I see a pattern with the Walsh, Felder, Frey and Schmit graphs too. Some are good, others are not.
Here are some of the Eagles autographs he has offered for sale to members here:
1. Note the consistent Henley style we see throughout Mr. Duncan's examples, this is not authentic.
1 and 2. Note the Felder style is consistent in these two examples, but it does not match 3, 5 or 6.
1 and 3. Note the Walsh style is consistent in these two, but it does not match 2, 5 or 6. Look particularly at the "Walsh" part, it is easier to tell.
2. The Schmit we see here is not even close to the ones we see in 1 and 3.
3. Harder to see, but the Glen Frey does not match. This becomes more apparent when you bring in more examples, but compare the 'gl', 'f' and 'y' to the ones found in 1, 2, 5 and 6.
5 and 6. Look good, but can't see the Henley to be sure.
Here is another item he has sold to a member here:
Has anyone bought of Mr Duncan and is concerned about the authenticity of their item?
I don't think there's to much damage that's been done as far as someone saying they picked one up that's questionable.
Most people probably don't know. I'm posting so those people can make informed decisions about their items. If after everything in this thread they still want to believe their stuff is authentic, so be it.
After what was posted here I asked to return the one I bought for a Refund to era on the side of caution until everything has been resolved.
I don't like the Felder or Walsh.
Bjarte -- is this a CD or LP cover?
When did you purchase it from him?
It`s a Cd cover. Got it from him in August. I didn`t put too much effort into research since I thought Stephen only got his stuff in person.
Today I got a verdict from PSA: Likely not genuine.
Trying to get hold of Stephen now for a refund of course..
May want to check with Roger Epperson first as I've sent PSA many items through their "quick opinion" service and most have failed -- even the ones I knew were probably good. You never know who is looking at your item using that service and they say "not authentic" many times just to be safe. If you send the item to them directly you get a much more informed opinion (although that costs a lot more if it fails). May I ask what you paid for the CD cover?
Since you got it in August, you must have sent it in for a full authentication right?