no need to say sorry,i feel better now lol!!
Thanks for the kind words Steve and Chris,but i can honestly say that ive learned alot from aml and i regard most members here alot more knowledgeable than myself and ive learned and still learning so much from all of u,that being said,
i personally think research is key in this hobby.i can say for myself if im interested in a certain piece,i research it to death,looking at as many examplars as i can.Doing comparisons etc.
We all have examplars in our data banks that we keep,i just do the same thing we all do,that is to go to them Often ,and pull as much help and information from them as we can.After a while you will start getting better at seeing the forgeries because you have spent so much time looking at authentic pieces.Im not saying im right all the time at all,but i can say that i feel good about my authenticating decisions most of the time.
I really do rely on the other members here to get there priceless input on items i am interested in.There knowledge here is undeniable.Basically if you put in the time,and do your endless research,anyone can be pretty good at being able to spot a forgery from a real autograph,certain nuances in signatures become easier to spot and lets say almost become second nature.I do spend hours everyday looking at graphs,dont know if its Passion or addiction at this point but i can say you have to put in some time with this hobby and it will get easier to make the right decisions.
Here is another signed Page print i just recently picked up from a fellow aml member.
Here it is
That print is gorgeous, and even though you picked it up from a member here, it’s exactly what I’m talking about when it comes to buying as much official artist merchandise as you can, that you like. Awesome piece.
That was the one I wanted first but was sold out when I purchased mine. Very nice Paul!
thanks Ian,it was my second favorite one out of the first group of 5
which one did u purchase?
Christopher and Paul,
Thanks for explaining how you determine authenticity before you purchase.
(Christopher's explanation is on Pg. 332 and Paul's is on Pg. 333.)
You have somewhat different approaches:
Both are viable ways to go and very valuable posts. For members that haven't read each of their full posts on pages 332 and 333, I encourage you to. They're well worth reading carefully.
Christopher and I don't see eye-to-eye on one of the sources he likes, but that happens. It's important for all collectors to verify the authenticity of every autograph you're considering purchasing before you buy, and develop your own group of trusted sources.
I agree that we should have a separate discussion on the topic of how to verify authenticity of autographs. Why don't we leave recommendations of dealers, auction houses and other sources to buy from out of it? Let's focus on the process.
Christopher, Paul—would either of you like to start it?
Thanks again for your great posts.