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What do you do with fake autographs

Started this discussion. Last reply by NotANurse Nov 5. 18 Replies

Hi,I am collecting autographs for nearly seven years, mostly astronauts and my fav music bands. One of my first autographs in the beginning times was a clear signed Photo of Johnson/Thomas (Miami…Continue

Do you know trackattack?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tobi Feb 16, 2018. 2 Replies

Hello Friends,I am new here at live, from Germany and have a question:Does anybody know the ebayer trackattack or have experiences with him?…Continue

 

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NotANurse replied to Tobi's discussion What do you do with fake autographs
"Thanks, I appreciate it."
Nov 5
Steve Zarelli replied to Tobi's discussion What do you do with fake autographs
"This is not uncommon. It's possible he simply trusted dealer(s) who were supposedly reputable and maybe the trust was not warranted. We see it all the time, "But I bought this from so-and-so and he is a nice guy... it must be…"
Nov 4
NotANurse replied to Tobi's discussion What do you do with fake autographs
"Thanks Steve. I think my problem is that my dad was a very indiscriminate collector; if something was signed he bought it, catalogued it and filed it without ever properly checking authenticity! So now it's up to my sister and I to wade through…"
Nov 4
Steve Zarelli replied to Tobi's discussion What do you do with fake autographs
"Or this is the recommended procedure for photographs."
Nov 4
Steve Zarelli replied to Tobi's discussion What do you do with fake autographs
"I had a baseball fake from my very early days of collecting in the early 90s. I discovered it was bad almost 20 years ago, but I kept it as a reminder that everyone starts somewhere and to always be humble.  The one day I took it to the range…"
Nov 4
Joe W. replied to Tobi's discussion What do you do with fake autographs
"If you like the picture you can write "Fake" on the back. Serves the same purpose."
Nov 3
James replied to Tobi's discussion What do you do with fake autographs
"Oh, and what do I do with my fakes?  Well...I do the smart thing.  I pawn them off on some other unsuspecting fools!! I’M ONLY JOKING, OF COURSE!!  I actually still have the few that I’ve purchased and never returned.…"
Nov 3
James replied to Tobi's discussion What do you do with fake autographs
"Pre-internet days were a challenging time, certainly, for collectors since most of us didn’t have readily available exemplars to pour over.  Many people just trusted the local guy at the mall.  I know I did with the purchase of my…"
Nov 3
Gratefulphish replied to Tobi's discussion What do you do with fake autographs
"LOL"
Nov 3
John Spillane replied to Tobi's discussion What do you do with fake autographs
"About seven years ago I bought a DiMaggio & Williams autographed ball for $200.00. I wasn't so much dillusional as I was uneducated. Too trusting but still stupid. I swore I'd never get taken again. I've kept the ball as a…"
Nov 3
marc e replied to Tobi's discussion What do you do with fake autographs
"put them on ebay with the rest of the fake ones"
Nov 3
Jason Strecker replied to Tobi's discussion What do you do with fake autographs
"I didn't really purchase autographs unless from a private signing or the person themselves. Most of my fakes came from the pre internet days where secretarial autographs were not really known so anything hand signed, the fan thought was real. I…"
Nov 3
Tobi replied to Tobi's discussion What do you do with fake autographs
"I don't sell any autographs, so the fake one will always stay here on my side. And it is my ethic opinion, not to throw it in circulation. I read here in the forum, that important dealers like Roger Epperson keep the fakes (Michael Jacksons) to…"
Nov 3
terrier8HOF replied to Tobi's discussion What do you do with fake autographs
"if its a ball, I let my dog play with it, if its a photo I destroy it.  If its questionable, I keep it but segregate so it doesn't infect my good ones!"
Nov 3
Christopher Williams replied to Tobi's discussion What do you do with fake autographs
"Destroy it.  Get it out of circulation. But maybe, before you do that, take scans of it so that you have an exemplar of that particular forgery."
Nov 3
Joe W. replied to Tobi's discussion What do you do with fake autographs
"Interesting discussion. It is rare that a collector has not obtained a fake here and there. Nobody is perfect. When possible I have gotten my money back but in a few cases that has not worked out I have destroyed them although I have kept a few as a…"
Nov 3

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