All Blog Posts Tagged 'Family' (2)

Operation Bullpen and the Marino Family Forgery Ring: Has anything changed?

Over the past few days I have been re-reading Operation Bullpen, the story of the Marino Family Forgery Ring and how the FBI took them down. The last time I read it was several years ago.

Something that really struck me this time around was how self-conscious the ring was about their product being “high quality” and how nervous they got when “someone…

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Added by Steve Zarelli on June 26, 2012 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

Autographed Things on TV

I was watching one of those Antique Roadshows type of reality shows. It deals with people that go to storage units and buy them at auctions (the ones that people abandon). They often find autograph stuff in those.

 

They found what was claimed to be a "First edition" copy of Gone With the Wind, signed by the author. They had it checked, it was deemed to be a forgery. And the book wasn't "first edition."

(the Nazi handbook they had was real, and sold for around a thousand…

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Added by Josh Board on February 20, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

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