"It would, but in the original bound form, especially if the volume was in poor condition, it is the difference between a few hundred or even $1,000 and $10,000. The seller was attempting a very profitable upgrade. Ironically, by removing the bound…"
"As for so many con-men, he is selling dreams. His buyers want to believe, and convince themselves, thereby participating in the scam. Without being more specific, it works in politics, beauty cremes, and self-help advice, as well as autographs."
"Many years ago, when you could still see and contact the buyer of an item on eBay, there was a seller listing a printing of "The Raven" as it appeared in the American Review of February 1845, which is arguably the first printing of the…"
"There is currently a cut autograph, framed, for sale on eBay that claims to be by Edgar Allan Poe. Bad Poe Signature The price is $2,900, which would be a bargain if it were real, and that alone should raise suspicions.
It is just a signature, which…"
"Michelle, a more complete answer would be very long, but the short form is that I was an English major who ended up being a computer programmer to make a living. Doing my amateur academic hobby on the side keeps my hand in with my first interest,…"
"My suspicion is that GFA's authentication process is very simple, and goes something like this:
1 - Seller requests an evaluation of an item
2 - GFA confirms that the check from the seller cleared the bank
3 - the items is marked as authentic…"
"Eric Keith Longo, the fact that the text matches helps to identify the source, but does not in and of itself make it a forgery. A copy of a literary manuscript is not the same as the copy of a painting, a letter or other object meant to be…"
"CJCollector noted: John House (Dalshire International/AtAuction.com, Steve Rocchi (Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators and their "100 Years Of Law Enforcement Professionally Trained" forensic team either no conscience or they are totally…"