All Blog Posts Tagged 'forgery' (14)

Napoleon Bonaparte’s autograph and forgeries: an amazing case study

Napoleon’s autograph is certainly one of the most coveted by collectors from all over the world and of all eras. Just think that when Napoleon himself was still alive the interest in the documents written by his hand was so high that numerous fakes were already in circulation at the time.

With this article we want to share the outcome of the studies carried out on the intriguing question that sees protagonists various documents, literally scattered around the world, all attesting to…

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Added by Stefano Fortunati on July 16, 2020 at 7:22am — 8 Comments

Piedmont Auctions Mickey Mantle Autographed Photograph Forgery COA Authentic Autographs Unlimited Drew Max AAU

Check out these ugly Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, etc. forgeries listed by Piedmont Auctions under the AuctionZip platform.

These are obvious and typical forgeries that we see listed and sold on EBay every day.

The worthless COAs are from Authentic Autographs Unlimited (AAU) and Drew Max/Marc Goldman.

Drew Max, of course, calls…

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Added by Christopher Williams on November 27, 2014 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Mickey Mantle DiMaggio Williams Signed Photo Forgery Ebay Seller Pan4life14 COA Proco Memorabilia

Check out these ugly looking Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams forgeries on a photo.

These Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams are listed by Ebay seller Pan4life14.

The worthless COA is from Proco Memorabilia.

I hope the winner of these Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams listed by Ebay seller…

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Added by Christopher Williams on December 7, 2013 at 2:28pm — 7 Comments

Mickey Mantle Joe DiMaggio Autographed Baseball Forgery Ebay Seller DougShannon72

Check out these ugly Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio forgeries on a baseball.

These horrific-looking Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio forgeries are listed by Ebay seller DougShannon72.

There is already one bid from some Ebay wannabe autograph collector on this garbage.…

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Added by Christopher Williams on November 23, 2013 at 8:41am — 3 Comments

Mickey Mantle Signed Photograph Forgery Ebay Seller Powertourpacer COA GFA Steve Rocchi

Here is another Mickey Mantle forgery found on Ebay with a COA from GFA (Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators) headed by Steve Rocchi.

This Mickey Mantle is listed by Ebay seller Powertourpacer.

This garbage (forgeries) originates from "Florida," and is usually sold at websites like AtAuction.com and Ubid.com and others.…

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Added by Christopher Williams on September 19, 2013 at 4:43pm — 3 Comments

Mantle Williams Autographed Photo Forgery Ebay Seller Jasontbi COA GFA Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators

Here are more Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams forgeries found on Ebay with a COA from GFA (Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators) headed by Steve Rocchi.

These Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams forgeries are listed by Ebay seller Jasontbi.

This garbage (forgeries) originates from "Florida," and is usually sold at websites like AtAuction.com and Ubid.com and…

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Added by Christopher Williams on September 19, 2013 at 4:34pm — 3 Comments

Mickey Mantle Williams Signed Photo Forgery Ebay Seller Hillmania1998 COA Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators

Here's another typical set of Mickey Mantle/Ted Williams forgeries with a COA from GFA (Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators) headed by Steve Rocchi.

This set of Mickey Mantle/Ted Williams forgeries is listed by Ebay seller Hillmania1998.

This garbage can usually be found over at a website called AtAuction. 

AtAuction was…

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Added by Christopher Williams on August 16, 2013 at 6:24pm — 1 Comment

Mickey Mantle Roger Maris Joe DiMaggio Autographed Photo Forgery Ebay Seller Rwseiffer Derek Jeter

Check out the below horrific Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and Roger Maris forgeries.

These Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and Roger Maris forgeries are listed by Ebay seller Rwseiffer.

Ebay seller has listed some very pathetic-looking forgeries.

These are ugly forgeries.…

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Added by Christopher Williams on August 14, 2013 at 2:53pm — 4 Comments

James Stewart - suspected forgery style alert

Over the past few months I have noted an explosion of this James Stewart signature style on eBay. It seems as if some sellers have an endless supply of these signatures and they all have the same unusual characteristics.

  • A sharp, "jerky" appearance
  • Letters smashed together with poor letter definition
  • Odd spacing between letters
  • Never personalized
  • Many of them do not appear to be on glossy photos... they are on cardstock prints

I…

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Added by Steve Zarelli on July 14, 2012 at 4:11pm — 2 Comments

Operation Bullpen and the Marino Family Forgery Ring: Has anything changed?

Over the past few days I have been re-reading Operation Bullpen, the story of the Marino Family Forgery Ring and how the FBI took them down. The last time I read it was several years ago.

Something that really struck me this time around was how self-conscious the ring was about their product being “high quality” and how nervous they got when “someone…

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Added by Steve Zarelli on June 26, 2012 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

Signature Authentication/Forgery defrauder

Greetings.  My name is Kelly Wilkins. I am a forensic document examiner/handwriting analyst/expert and an avid collector of autographs, myself.  But, I go to horror movie conventions to meet my "heroes", and it dawned on me.  Now that I am certified, why not use this for my benefit.  I have met with managers and the actors themselves as well as other avid collectors and have started to add signature authentication to my services.  Now, this is why I am contacting you. Since this is a subject…

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Added by Kelly Wilkins on June 19, 2011 at 9:00pm — 69 Comments

Unrecorded Harry Truman Secretarial Signatures

I recently purchased an entire archive of Secretary of the Treasury under Truman, John W. Snyder. Going through this archive has been enlightening on a number of levels. Illustrated here are some examples that will be valuable to Truman collectors and are published for the first time.

  1. March 3, 1939 Authentically signed by Truman as Senator
  2. May 2, 1940 proxy signed letter "Harry S. T. by BWT" unquestionably signed for the Senator by his wife and future first lady Bess…
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Added by john reznikoff on March 10, 2011 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Robert Edwards Auctions/Rob Lifson thanks third party authenticators.

Note To Autograph Authenticators: Thanks!

Published by Robert Lifson on Tagged Uncategorized

REA would like to take the time to express a special thanks to all the authenticators who have contributed to uncovering often ingenious and complicated fraud, and in the process protecting consumers. It’s a thankless job and these guys are often literally on the firing lines of retribution by those whose interests they cross. It is a given that these same authenticators sometimes make… Continue

Added by john reznikoff on December 21, 2010 at 10:30am — 24 Comments

Beatles-Signed Abbey Road Albums: What's Real? What's Fake?

Sometimes you just have enough. Brian Waring, a collector from Colorado, was one such fellow. He tried to sell a Beatles-signed Abbey Road and a Stones-signed Sticky Fingers album on eBay, but his listings were kicked-off because they thought they were forgeries. He was sure eBay was wrong—he paid tens of thousands of dollars for them from…

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Added by Steve Cyrkin, Admin on June 10, 2010 at 10:00pm — 442 Comments

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