Some of you know me, and from what I understand, someone caught selling yet another bad Ford autograph has once again, decided to spout off at the mouth. Claims that I am a dealer and I only tell unsuspecting autograph buyers that their item is fake so that I can sell my own Harrison Fords. Again I am hearing claims that the likely supplier of the forgeries is the true expert on Harrison Ford autographs.
Side note the seller sent me a friend request message yesterday with the single question about if I knew a particular collector. In my world this says plenty, and likely tells me where the piece originated.
When I tell people that I track the sale of Harrison Ford autographs, I am not kidding around, I watch sales here, I watch sales on rebelscum and on ebay and other online auction sites.
Who signed them? Who is the forger? I am not going to play games and point fingers, nor will I even guess if the supplier is the forger, all I can do is put together where they came from.
I will give the people that have had these in their possession, that courtesy. They can come clean about where they got them as the "in-person" and "private signing" stories fall apart.
This is the same courtesy I tried to provide to Marc Moser, the last guy caught in a huge Ford Forgery mess. He decided to drag my name thru the mud for a few months as well, but by doing that he just shot himself in the foot. People will wake up sooner or later, and the truth does come out.
I present these images to you, again supplying the signatures and letting the people on this forum and others as judge, you decide the truth. You will also be the deciding factor if these autograph professionals keep their reputations or if they have earned brand new ones.
Every item below has been tracked to the most recent seller, and through his own admission the source of the autographs, I will also include items sold elsewhere by the supplier who admitted on these very pages to supplying some of these.
The pattern is pretty clear to me.
As for the recent claims about me being a dealer, out to only hurt other peoples supposedly reputable business.
Please keep in mind, that anyone that has purchased anything at all from me in the past 5 years has approached me. When they do I usually point them in other directions and offer to authenticate (for free) any item they ask about, from any other source.
Harrison Fords Presented by Oliver Stone's JFK
LOL Hopefully forgers don't get this reference. :-)
You know, Steve, I don't worry much about that. I think that educating collectors and exposing known forgery styles is more important. It helps expose the forgers and forgery sellers, too.
I’ll admit I’m curious what characteristics to look for. Like Mike said those pics are pretty conspicuous when looking at the real thing!! Thanks for your insight!
It's certainly his autograph, but my concerns would be that this is a preprint on a small Temple of Doom mail out.
Hahahahaha :) Yeah - exactly like those! Bless you, Pete, for saving me from folly!
I know you don't normally, but are there any UK sellers you'd recommend, as you did for an Australian chap a few pages back?
There are number of great collectors in the UK, but not many dealers I have used with any regularity... outside of stuff from UK based convention signers.
If it is just Ford you are after feel free to post anything you are considering, happy to help.
Thanks Pete - much appreciated :)
I'm a huge Indy fan with a case full of replica props (and the odd inexpensive real one). I thought I had a lovely Ford hanging on the wall next to it, but having read around a bit, I had some suspicions which you eventually confirmed :(
Given that it's just the one Ford I want, and given that he's something of a hero of mine, I'm half tempted to hang around outside some studios the next time he's in the UK!