I would greatly appreciate an opinion on the Kobe auto. Of course I am not an expert but the auto does look okay to me. I will wait for more informed analysis and opinions. Thank you for all valued…Continue
"The terribly deceptive part of the description is stating explicitly that:
"Valentino inscribed the following message to June..."
I don't think there's any ambiguity here.
As far as that estimate of $75-$100, how then…"
"I noticed the pre auction estimate was listed as $75-100. A legit Valentino auto would sell for much more. I wonder if someone in Juliens knew it was stamped and estimated it accordingly? Certainly no excuse for the description."
"Oh, wow! I just looked at the Julian’s one and they should be ashamed of themselves. I can’t believe they let a $800 sale go thru on the most routine of stamped Valentino photos. They must have inexperienced people working there…"
"Nick is right. There is no question this is a stamped photograph. These show up on eBay often. They do make for a nice, and affordable alternative to a real autograph (as long as one is aware of what they are).
"No problem, it sometimes is hard to be sure because the pens used in the 10’s and 20’s often resembles stamps. I have seen this particular piece before in person and it was stamped. Most authentic Valentino’s are on checks and…"
"Thank you for the information on the Ovation card. I did find the thread on the Ovation cards that you mention by Christopher Williams. The second auto card has similar formations to the auto card i began the thread with. Question is, do i submit it…"
"The Ovation cards have been forged a lot and Christopher Williams has done a great job exposing many sellers selling these.
The other one looks okay to me although it should have a reference if it is Upper Deck "