Star Wars Cast Signatures x 5 Harrison Ford, James Earl Jones, George Lucas, Carrie Fisher

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The background on this is that it was bought in California from a friends brother. It was signed during some COMIC CON or event of that type. The COA was given on site. That is about all I know.

To me, the Harrison Ford signature looks a little off. Thoughts?

It looked like a nice piece, however, wanted to get some other opinions.

Autographs are fakes, as is the story. 

Quick note when you see a "COA" like that too - it says absolutely nothing. There's no information about where the autographs came from, but more notably, says zero about the company issuing it. No company names, authenticator names, addresses - zero. No guarantee, no information. 

Rich, 

I noticed that as well. Thanks for the input. 

Calvin

These have flooded ebay in the last few years.....stating with a company that claimed they were a charity standing up to bullying. You will see tons of these Fords on multiple items.

Same hand, all of it. Are all of these cast poster forgers lone wolves? Don't any of them have a friend, a wife, a parole officer or a postman, anybody at all that they can ask to help them out and forge a few of the names so at the very least it's not all written in the same handwriting?

I don't understand it either Woody. If one were to "produce" a...signed Floyd album, I think it obvious to use 4 different hands. Some of this can be "rocket science", but not this part. I appreciated your astute comments re that Harrison and finding appropriate things to sign for nefarious reasons etc. Spot on. 

It's human nature for an avid fan to want to believe they stumbled upon that perfect piece with the perfectly plausible back story of signatures on items a star could have been in close proximity to. Many rationalize dismissing fraud by the notion, "who would have kept this for 20, 30, 40 years or more, to save it for forging one day if a signature on it would produce a piece of considerable value and rarity". But many fraudulent pieces with a high rate of convincingly plausible success are approached with reverse engineering. The piece is spotted, "Hmmm.... I wonder if X, Y, or Z were nearby that place on that date", then the R&D, pre-forgery phase begins. And the crafty forgers know that the more expensive the item is, thus more difficult to obtain or/and buy, the least likely there is a chance of forgery. The idea of forgery is to spin straw into gold, not gold into gold. The less a forger has to pay for raw materials, not only the higher the profit margin, but the less waste if he fails to forge it well and has to shred the piece. Which is typically where "cuts" come in, which can be procured from end leafs of old books, literally free in the closing moments of library sales. A forger can cut one end leaf into 20 cuts, hit one spot on, throw out the other 19, and still turn 1 page of a 50 cent book into thousands of dollars. The other side of the coin is forging on items that already have value. Buyers are far less wary of autographs on those types of items. But the profits are less and the risk much greater for all but the highly skilled forger.

+100

I gotta add - when I see "the perfect piece" my radar goes off until I prove otherwise. Better safe than sorry.

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