Hello everyone :)I joined this forum because I have a very big problem I am trying to do something about and I was directed to this forum by an acquaintance who is a member and has seen the quality…Continue
"When I read Alf Weavers the original rock and roll bodyguard I discovered that he signed a lot of their signatures. Anything on a flyer is suspect, the more genuine items are on scraps of paper, whatever a fan might have on them if they managed to…"
"I know this guys style better than i know my own hand writing. I don't know Clapton's actual signature but I know that 9 and 5. Check the date. Also note the John Lennon face/signature. That's the only example i have to hand. I know…"
"Exactly. When he got the items out of bags.. he rolled them up and stuffed them back in like they were rubbish.
He never went sway, he moved to the UK in 1999.
Now he says he was clearing ground zero, that he recovered 9 firefighters…"
What kind of member are you? Industry professionals must use their real names and identify themselves as such. (Check as many as apply.)
What brings you to Autograph Live?
I discovered a friend is a memorabilia forger in a very big way. I have spent the past three years investigating his activities, Online auctions etc.He is prolific but the police won't investigate without proof or a victim. I have lots of his items catalogued. He something of a public figure in a certain interest group but is telling them all these very elaborate stories about his relationships with rock stars especially John Lennon and Stevie Ray Vaughan. I am basically looking for someone who can identify the signatures as forgeries. I do not wish to drag anyone into the public eye, I just need a bit of help. You were recommended to me because you are thorough, as am I. I have compiled documents which are eady to read and if I am granted membership I will submit the signatures and documents. I dont know how much space I have here so I will leave it at that but can explain fully in a post. Thank you.
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
Lots of John Lennon signatures, Yoko Ono. Stevie Ray Vaughan,Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Janice Joplin, Miles Davies, The Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, Charlie Lennon, Noel Redding, Rene Martinez there are more.
What is your level of expertise?
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
I know this is an unusual situation. I believe they are all forged.
Why do you collect?
I am an investigator. I need advice/knowledge. I included a tiny sample of the various pieces in a collage. This is literally nothing though. Hes made around £80,000 this past few years, maybe more. He has been doing tbis since the 1980s so its probably hundreds of thousands of English Pounds he has stolen from people. He's also an American living in the U.K. and I believe he was arrested in Operation Bullpen and became the CIA informant and moved to the UK in 1999 where he has continued his activities.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Everyone I have mentioned to check for authenticity!