Hope I'm asking this in the right section...
I've recently bumped into this person's little collection of MJ sigs...
My concern is that all those sigs look too similar... I'm thinking they're signed by the same person, but I'm stumped as to if they're really Michael.
Thank you for any opinions/help in advance.
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Another 'bluelifesaver' fake-signed photo, offered on ebay at at $89.95 or $500 BIN.
Michael Jackson autograph Neverland's cotton candy signed photo very rare
Erick (Bluelifesaver) offering a fake-signed Jacksons jacket (signed by Erick on the dry cleaning label, and also on the 'COA' supposedly from Rosemary Chavira.)
Offered at $149.95 start.
Michael Jackson autograph 1984 Jackson's 5 victory tour Jacket signed
In honour of MJ's birthday, two fake offerings from bluelifesaver at $59.95 usd each.
1. 'MJ signed' mirror photo
Michael Jackson Autograph & 1984 Michael Jackson 10 Topps photo cards unopened
2. 'MJ salute' photo signed
Selling a nice authentic Michael Jackson's signed photo.
Also a fake-signed MJ 'Dangerous' CD for $69.95 usd:
Michael Jackson autograph Michael Jackson Dangerous CD signed
I emailed "bluelifesave" why his MJ autographs are so much cheaper than everyone elses. His response:
Good question, and the answer is because people (naive buyers) will spend large chunks of money when they see coa's (99% of the time those coa's are as useless as an empty bottle of vodka to a Russian sailor), and avoid legit and authentic autographs like mine because there are no coa's offered.
So my target is that an educated buyer will know this Jackson items are legit and buy them (hopefully there will be a few buyers fighting to get them and that increases the value).
Now if you are a buyer and a seller then yes you need a coa to raise the profit, COA's ARE SELLING TOOLS, is that simple.
I don't know your level of knowledge with Michael Jackson's autographs, but even an untrained eye is capable of seeing this is the real deal.
And lastly I start my auctions low with the hopes of selling them promptly instead of waiting months and years for a buyer willing to pay the prices you mentioned for a real Michael Jackson's.
You have a great evening.
Thank you for sharing!
I'm surprised he's stuck with the name 'Olga'. Wascher (an admin here who did a lot of work around MJ fake sigs) was having conversations with 'Olga' as she reports in a thread here about fake Beatles sigs. in March 2019. It's an interesting read. Apparently Erick /Olga was approaching buyers whose bids on his ebay items missed out, and selling other similar items to them privately. The same conversation mentions that Erick / Olga claims that his / her wife is a lawyer and will sue complainants. Nice. :) At least his fake MJ efforts seem not to be making much money on ebay, although (as shown below) items offered elsewhere seem to ask astronomical prices. This is the 'Beatles' convo. link (See p2 at this link where wascher mentions that he was using an IP address from Los Angeles public library) : https://live.autographmagazine.com/forum/topics/beware-ebay-seller-...
A big price hike on this item (MJ Instrumental version collection CD) since it was last offered for sale on ebay in March 2022 at $2,999 usd (page 49 in this thread refers). Now with a different seller, offered at $5,343.99 usd.
Michael Jackson Signed Autographed CD Cover With PSA DNA COA Comes fully certified with Certificate of Authenticity and tamper-evident hologram. Also backed by HollywoodMemorabilia.com's Authenticity Guarantee.
Another fake by Erick - this 'MJ signed' postcard, offered at $39.95 to start, on ebay.
Michael Jackson autograph Michael Jackson signed postcard
A new fake signature from Erick on this 'MJ signed' tag, attached to a red MJ belt marketed by Triumph merchandising. Offered on ebay at $69-95 start.
This belt with a fake-signed tag is now being offered along with a fake-signed black and white photo and two 'Neverland badges', for $109.95 together, on ebay com.
1984 Michael Jackson autograph belt, 10X7 picture signed plus 2 Neverland Badges
A fake-signed young MJ 10 x 8 photo from bluelifesaver on ebay, offered at $89.95.
Michael Jackson autograph Michael Jackson signed 10.5X8.5 black and white photo
Latest fake from bluelifesaver on ebay : an 'MJ signed' matchbook offered at $200 BIN.
Michael Jackson signed Gladstone s 4 FISH matchbox Autographed Michael Jackson
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