I quite like it;- it has character and personality
well its not a bargain at that price;- but it is quite a classy sig. is that the price that the auction house thinks its going to make at sale?
also;- they say that every item comes with their own coa;- but doesnt say anything as far as I can see about guaranteeing the authenticity of every item etc which is worrying. If you do decide to bid make sure you pay by ccard
Which ones Karsten don't you like in the auction?
You were very smart to read the auction's terms and conditions and COAs. And you brought up a subject very important for everyone to know:
Most autographs sold at auction have a very limited guarantee, if any guarantee at all.
You'll find auction houses super-serious about authenticity with no guarantee of authenticity.
You'll find auction houses super-serious about authenticity with a several year to lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
And you'll find auction houses that are not careful about authenticity both ways. That's because most buyers don't find out they bought a forgery for years...if ever during their lifetime or the lifetime of the business.
Everyone should verify the authenticity, attribution, condition, provenance (if applicable), and all other important things about an autograph, before they bid.
Several years ago, an investor was shocked to find out that a band-signed Beatles 8x10 that he bought from a major auction house was a Franken-photo: it was put together from 2-3 other photos!
How did he find out? He sent an image to Frank Caiazzo and asked him to verify that the autographs were real. Frank has the most amazing memory for Beatles autographs I've ever seen. Probably photographic.
They looked real to him, but he had seen them before...and not all together on the same photo! He ran through his files and found them.
The buyer tried to get a refund, but the auction house refused, based on their terms and conditions: He had the opportunity to check the photo out, inspect it in person, before he bid, but he didn't.
He asked if I could help and between the two of us, the CEO of the auction house agreed to give him a refund. That's the exception, though.
So always do your homework upfront...it saves a lot of grief!