Though I recall a member posting a blog asking about this a while ago, I could not relocate it for my purpose in this discussion.
It can be nice when one stumbles upon a musician's shop (via their website), to see that they are selling their autographs. Stephen Duncan has referred to this as a 'win-win' situation. I figured this could grow as a wee database for listing those musicians who partake in this.
I recently recieved a couple press photos signed in ballpoint from John Mayall's website (http://www.johnmayall.com/merch.html). I am also aware that you can purchase signed CDs from Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits(http://peternoone.com/store/). John 5 ( formerly Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie guitarist) sells various items signed, with an option to dedicate.
So, does anyone else know of this being done by other musicians?
Here's a little update after I sent them another email, this one a little more strongly worded.
Thanks for reaching out to us, and thank you for your patience. Please note that all autographed items in indeed hand-signed by Demi Lovato. We apologize for any confusion.
We are in the process of canceling your remaining orders; however, we can into a technical glitch. We will presume with canceling your remaining orders when the glitch is resolved.
In the meantime, please allow 3-10 business days for the complete transaction to appear on your bank statement! We will notify you when your last 2 orders are canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Feel free to contact us with any additional questions or concerns.
Thank you for your patience and support,
Faylin + FH Customer Service
So I'm getting my money back. Eventually.
If you have any existing orders out, I suggest you cancel them now. I'm not leaping over myself to take this company's word for it.
The person on the RACC thread thought they'd ID'ed at least two autopen patterns. Honestly, that's all I needed to hear, because I was pretty sure that Demi wasn't signing tens of thousands of items at rock bottom prices.
Kudos to Lorde for doing what she did while other big names found an out.
There are several of these on eBay. Shame to see folks mostly unknowingly buying and selling Autopens. This is a real problem. Hand-signed is hand-signed, and that is the term in that email response, but clearly these and the matching ebay examples are not.
Here is a link to the discussion - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155875450467502&set=p...
If anyone wants to use this image for a refund knock yourselves out. I made it from material in this thread.
As a novice, what would be the explanation for the signature on the 3rd picture looking different than the first two....at least to my eye?
I could not responds directly under your question. The image was made using two autographs one on top of another. It shows the same exact signature. So exact I was wondering if your question would be asked. If you look carefully you will see this is 2 signatures together. It shows most in the last letters of the last name. When I return from the Dr. this afternoon I will make a more...visible...image if anyone wants it.
Thanks for the explanation...I could have been clearer but was wondering about the signature on the 3rd cd or last picture of this series in the previous post by Rich (I couldn't put this reply there). To me it looks different than the first two or am I missing something...thanks again....I ordered the vinyl and am not sure if it would be a different situation than with the cd's...I haven't received it yet or a notice that it was sent..