I have been doing some extensive online reading tonight regarding this company. To put it frankly: I feel ill. Over the past couple years i have purchase about 10 autographed record albums (total dollar value - $450 - $500) from them without ever contemplating the possibility of a fake (my fault completely!!). Some of them I still figure to be real because of the overall insignificance of the artists and the low dollar value.
However, I purchased an autographed album of Stevie Ray Vaughan for roughly $100 on a 75% off sale (again I feel like an imbecile!). I know that is quite inexpensive (and naive on my part) but I felt I was buying the real deal.
Just tonight I came across a pile of damning accusations toward these guys (autographsamerica.com) and, like I said, now I feel that at least half of the purchases I have made may be fake. For the money value I may as well chalk it up as a life lesson but what can I do to ensure what I do have is authentic without it costing me an arm and a leg? I am just a music fan who wants a few nice pieces of memorabilia for my listening room...now I feel like a dupe.
The artists autographs that are in question are as follows:
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
Any information or advice would definitely be well received and greatly welcomed...thanks in advance!
I can post photos of the aforementioned records if that may help with the situation.