Hey guys! I would probabaly like to buy myself for my birthday this Ray Charles autograph..is it genuine in your eyes?Cheers, Christian:)

Because Innuendo on this website said that his Freddie Mercury signature was fake...so I am curious..

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it's from the 1963 NME annual. So its the end of year of 1962 looking back on 1962 music and into 1963. The NME (New Musical Express) was a weekly music magazine. It's out of print now and only online but right up into the end of the 1990's it was one of the two most important music mags in UK. Paul got this at the end of 1962 and spent 1963 filling it full of autographs. As well as Ray Charles it contains 50+ autographs from American and British stars. Amongst the American autographs is a Sammy Davis jr, THREE Nat King Cole autographs, The Everley Brothers, Brenda Lee, Duane Eddy and as i said about 50 others. It's packed solid with autographs taken throughout 1963. No idea how to price it if we sold it. I'd hate to break it up into separate autographs so at the moment its just stored. I just included the Ray Charles autograph out of it into this debate. 

thanks:) do you also have the Animals..(proabably not cause they started one year later touring in England i guess) or The Shadows?..I have seen you sell them but do you have also a signature of them in here?

I've not seen any Animals yet but I think he might have some as I've seen one ticket he's got from a show in 1964. 

Have certainly got Shadows plus ones from Jet Harris and Tony Meehan. Jet and Tony I think left the shadows in 1963 so the autographs he's got of them were from their solo hit of 63 Not sure if there are any in this NME but if you want to know I can send you a full list of autographs out of it and any individual images if interested. I'll message you that list if we are friends on here. 

yes checked we are friends, so would you like me to send you a full list? But certainly got lots of separate Shadows ones. I do have some on ebay but lots left to catalog. 

Paul was prolific on the autograph scene back then so for most stars there are quite a few autographs, so he can keep one of each and sell the duplicates.  

every forgery has its own story, in fact, the more detailed the story, typically the greater chance it is trying to cover up the truth.  Not saying its true in this case, but it certainly is in most.  That is why people who authenticate autographs, and even those that don't but are long time collectors, take the signature at face value, and disregard the story behind it.

Yep you caught me out!

the uk seller offering this for sale says that the coa is from a forensic authenticator!!!

Yes it was Quincy ME. 

Ray is using script in this signature  versus the printed signature I  usually se ....

Can anyone suggest a plan for big Phil, to get these graphs checked by a tpa? No one here is making any head way.
There is no consensus on here at all regards not just my autographs but any Ray Charles autographs. I'd be surprised if anyone can truly say they can authenticate a Ray Charles
Probably shouldn't be selling it then!



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