Junior Marvin dates most of the items he signs.
He does. But some of the 77 items he doesn’t maybe a few in 78 but rare does he not date! I have also noticed Neville dates his signatures too. Great point!
Exactly very rare he doesn’t date! Great Point! He’s loves to make that little drawling too. I have him signing something to me in the mid 90s and it’s almost the same.
This 45 sleeve is now currently listed at rr auctions!
Thanks Paul, it'll be interesting to see if the flipper makes a turn on it. Personally I'd be cautious as 1) the "Marley" looks hesitant and shaky - something I haven't noticed even in later autographs, 2) the other autographs have a similarity about them which is dubious, 3) they were originally offered with two other Marley items at a non-specialist auction house, 4) the authenticator is Tracks, who specialise in the Beatles and 5) the sleeve looks remarkably clean. Here's a link to the auction for better magnification:
I have issues with Is this love sleeve for different reasons. The Lincoln rd was a place where Bob Stayed in 72/73 at no other time did he stay there. Also the sleeve is from 78. Allan Skill Cole wasn’t around at that time. Unless some how he met in 1980 or after to get him to sign it which would be weird.
Yeah your probably right . Id need to compare them to examplars. They all look very uniform.
I was suspicious of these because 1) you don't often see three Marley's of this quality coming up in one auction, 2) these were in a general collectors' sale at an auction house that doesn't have any specialist knowledge of autographs, and 3) the "Is This Love" single looked suspiciously like one that RR Auction sold for $28k in 2018 and suspiciously clean.
If the "Is this Love" is not real I'm amazed that it went so high. I guess it could have been two "green horns" with too much lockdown time and money battling it out. The winner was a phone bidder.
Interestingly, the RR Auction sleeve is also signed by Allan Cole and they say that "their" sleeve was signed in June 1977. Here is a pic of the sleeve:
Is this Love song was released in 1978. Alan Skill Cole was in Ethiopia at that time. Also Road Manager Tony G last tour was 1976. Earl Chinna Smith stopped touring with Bob in 1976 and was not of this record at all. So unless you were a super Bob fan and knew all people and had them sign it separate I wouldn’t touch it. I consider myself a expert on Bob Marley history and not a expert in Autographs. I have done archival work for the Marley family. To have all these people on this item isn’t right. The people who are putting this together do not know the inner workings of the Wailers Band. There are other tells too. I’m afraid if I give the info out that people who fake autographs will read this and change their habits.
Also June 1977 is the wrong time. Bob was in London for the Rainbow Shows. He left for Delaware right after the tour to take a break before his USA tour. His foot would not heal and Blackwell set him up for a Doctors appointment in London and they found out he had cancer. He wasn’t with the Band and those people were not in London. Bob only hung out with Junior Marvin at that time from the band.