I'll let the real experts opine on the autographs but I'm always suspicious of such large felt tip examples, especially where, as in this case, there is no provenance. The estimate of £8 - 12k also seems rather modest.
As regards the authentication, it is not entirely clear to me what, "Authenticated by Roger Epperson prior to this sale" means. Was this a $15 quick opinion and when and for whom was it done?
It means usually a quick op paid for by Omega. The ink looks kind of fresh as well for something that old
I agree Michelle, highly suspicious item
How common were felt tip markers in early 1960's UK? I remember the big magic markers in the US but they had huge tips and were not good for autographs.
Just questioning the availability and usage of the Sharpie type pens from back then.
That George doesn't half look oddly stiff but I guess if it sold for 60k it must be real. Makes the OP estimate look more than rather modest, even if the 60k was a top dealer price (i.e. Frank).
I'm not absolutely sure when such thick markers were invented but it seems to be 1964, at least for the Sharpie. How quickly they caught on in countries outside the US I don't know.
Bruce, the one you posted sold twice privately since then for significantly over $100,000. It was signed for somebody famous in the UK
He may have had a radio show.
yes he did and then auctioned a lot of his personally signed stuff off at omega auctions if I remember correctly
It's a beautiful piece if it is real.
The $12K pound estimate does seem rather low however.
The final sold price of a signed authentic (with provenance) PPM would come in around $30K-$35K, right?
I think it's real as long as it's live ink.
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