So not only is this not Freddie Mercury's handwriting, but it is also packed full of incorrect information about Mercury. Whoever wrote this claims to be Freddie and claims to have gone to school in Switzerland? Mercury never attended school there. This can't be a genuine Epperson LOA right?
Update: The LOA was from Roger Epperson and the item was indeed fake (please see thread for proof and details). Both Epperson and Gold agreed the item was not genuine and buyer was refunded in a timely manner.
I can't comment on his signature as I do not know it. But, one glaring question comes to my mind. Why would somebody be so bold as to write an entire letter close enough that no one is disputing this item based on handwriting style make such an obvious error? Makes no sense especially since any expert would evaluate this extremely carefully before signing their name on a COA. Maybe Freddie was embellishing a bit on his life story.
I am curious - what happens when you remove "Switzerland" from this equation (after all it is just 1 aspect here/what if embellishment etc.)? How does the flow of information and use of language and other intricacies etc. ("dear" written out several times, "to" and not "too" etc). compare with other examples of Mercury's written communication?
Thank you for posting those, they are super and good for the discussion.
And nice large scans too. I am going to go look at them.
Why would he tell a fan that they "seem more"? What did the fan seem to be more of?
There's no question that the COA is good as long as Record Mecca said they got it themselves. And the COA looks good, signature and all, to me.
Innuendo, I think it's better to rewrite the title as Freddie Mercury Letter I think is fake with an Epperson (or REAL) COA. Or Questionable Freddie Mercury letter.... I'll leave that up to you though.
Keep it as-is then, Innuendo. I know you don't overreact. I'm more comfortable with titles written differently, but that's mostly because I've been sued so many times.