I've been checking out Eric Clapton signatures as it is one that I'd like to add to my collection. In the middle of looking through ebay I stumbled across this, which I immediately recognized.
As you can see the listing says.
All Autographs Photo are REPRINTED with glossy 8x10 paper. The autographs are 100% Authentic, They've just been reprinted from my original Autographed Photo,
What makes me most nervous is he says MY original autographed photo. The reason this makes me nervous is because Roger Epperson is selling the original photo on his website is still for sale.
I sent this message to the seller:
Oh yeah, I understand that about the copyright. What makes it worse (especially for someone like Roger) who is selling the original "signed" photo, that they can just take an image that they don't own for one and then lift the exact image with the auto on it and sell how many copies as a reprint? I personally wouldn't want to own the original off of Roger if there are X amount of duplicates that look exactly the same, as it would decrease the value of the original with each one sold in my opinion. It could make you skeptical of the original.
who the hell would want to waste money on a reprint? its like buying a blow up doll.
Years ago when I used to sell this happened to me a lot.
I had 1 buyer email me and ask if I was selling a reprint as someone else was claiming to be selling the real deal when they had copied my photo and were wanting $250 for a reprint by claiming it was original. The person refused to take it down so I got a family friend to buy their item and it was a clear reprint. After a negative feedback they stopped selling reprints of my items!
I can't believe how many disgusting low lives there truly are in the collecting world, and if you can make a buck anyway you can, they will...This type of stuff just discourages me.
Here's Heath Emery reading this!
Your kidding. Even other members didn't pick up on that those 3 cobains were real ones then who I asked. The albums were incesticide, nevermind and cant remember bleach.
I'll be here all week Paul
Heath Emery now