I usually reserve my threads for exposing the tons of forgeries we observe on Ebay every single day and the sellers that list and sell them.
Ebay, in my opinion, is a haven for scammers.
Ebay is a haven for scammers because the scammers are well aware that Ebay is heavily-populated with impulse buyers and delusional autograph collectors.
But today's thread is different.
Now check out this very authentic John Glenn signed envelope listed by Ebay seller Rebuildwarriors.
It is coupled with a COA from JSA.
Here is the auction description from Ebay seller Rebuildwarriors.
You might have to click your mouse on the below image to get a closer view.
Observe that the JSA cert number is CC62243.
So I went to the JSA cert check database to verify the authentication and here is what I discovered.
Observe that the image only shows the John Glenn autograph on the envelope and no type-written note.
This is a Provenance Scam.
The note that is on the envelope was typed after JSA authenticated it, along with the BS story!!!
Of course this doesn't surprise or shock me.
A John Glenn signed envelope usually sells for between $75.00 and $200.00.
Ebay seller Rebuildwarriors has theirs listed for $1,800.00 or Best Offer.
The top one is from the listing from Ebay seller Rebuildwarriors and the one below it is from the JSA website.
My investigation reveals that John Glenn passed away two years before the above John Glenn signed envelope was authenticated by JSA.
There is no way John Glenn could have typed that note!!!
Proof positive 100% that this is a scam.
Proof that the provenance claim by Ebay seller Rebuildwarriors is a lie!!!!
I am looking into the below Barbara Bush listing from Ebay seller Rebuildwarriors which reads similar to the John Glenn listing.
You may have to click your mouse on the below image to get a closer look.
It says "Art Donovan letter" on the cert lookup.
The Bush may have had the suspect typed provenance added to it when it was submitted to Beckett. BAS is authenticating the autograph, not the credibility of the typed portion.
The typed note closes with, "signed and dated, First Lady Barbara Bush."
This is absolutely absurd. This is what a moron thinks an "official" letter sounds like. Barbara Bush did not close letters with, "signed and dated, First Lady Barbara Bush."