You notice that somebody has a fake autograph displayed proudly on their wall, maybe picture of a current sitcom star or perhaps something from a bigger league...A signed copy of Sgt. Peppers perhaps with signatures you recognise as coming from Southern California which might represent a major financial loss for them.
Do you play it safe and say nothing? Or would you take a more proactive stance that might actually help the guy get his money back? How would you play it? Have you ever been in a similar situation?
not if they are proud of it and have it on their wall for a long time; - believe me they will not thank you for pointing it out!!
No Michelle it's not the kind of thing you will find in a copy of "How to Win Friends and Influence People" but then if the world were made of diplomats things might take a long time changing!
It would depend on how sure I would be. I would recommend him to ask for further authentication, with honest opinion that I think that item is not authentic.
Years ago a dealer in NY told me that his son's doctor proudly displayed walls of signed albums in his office. He didn't think one of them was good, and he knows rock. I believe he said they were from American Royal Arts. He didn't say a word.
As for me? I'd say something in most cases, hoping the person had a chance of getting a refund.
That's quite interesting Paul and makes me think. I have a sneaky feeling that attitude might be more common than makes sense for any number of reasons. If somebody wanted a set of autographs to impress visitors for example, well aware that most people would not be in a position to challenge the piece's authenticity then a cheap but decent looking forgery might achieve their objective. I wonder how many people just don't care as opposed to being real fans who have been expensively deceived?
Indeed not everybody cares or could tell the difference anyway. If you showed most people these two albums and asked them which one they wanted which do you think they would they choose?
I expect most here know the correct answer but I think it's only that knowledge that would make you choose the right one.
But the first one comes with a COA from a forensically qualified authenticator (-: