"They both look like forgeries to me. The top one is way off for both "Marilyn" and "Monroe". The bottom one is a better attempt but neither part of the name is quite right either and it looks too deliberately written with no…"
"On the plus side, you could say that the most valuable single autographs (Lennon and Harrison) were OK prior to restoration. I would have thought that an LP signed by Lennon on his own must be getting on for $10k these days and his autograph was…"
"Tricky autograpraph to authenticate - especially the late ones.
I certainly wouldn't rule this out instantly. Perhaps a touch too boldly-written for this time in his life but wait for other opnions.
Can you add reduce the image in size and post…"
"Too perfect for my taste... just kidding of course though perfection in both signature and placement is not my own no. 1 priority. For some strange reason I quite like "rushed" examples. Contrast and lack of fading is, on the other hand,…"
"I would think the auctioneer was referring to authenticity rather than as to whether it was a copy or not but it wouldn't have taken much effort to ask the auctioneer a question.
I know forgers are clever and the autographs and hotel heading do…"
"I'm not a huge Queen fan or any kind of authority on their autographs but to me it looks like a great item and not ridiculously pricey given what sets on paper seem to be going for.
The best aspect of the piece for me would be the massive…"
"At the risk of going off-topic and getting very philosophical, I guess when we buy autographs we can never be 100% certain that they are genuine. If the signing is officially witnessed, if there are photographs of the signing or at least photographs…"
"Hi Rod, thanks for your very comprehensive and interesting contribution.
I'm not sure Phil or Paul look at AML frequently but I can tell you that the NME went for around £500 at a UK auction. Given the number of signers on it, I doubt…"
"I agree that the most recently posted Charles is stamped.
What I am wondering is why such a stamp was created in the first place, I can't see that it was absolutely necessary to be able to satisfy fans' requests for autographs, given that…"
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