Hello. I’ve been meaning to post here for a long time now, but I am just now getting to it. (Sorry for the delay, Steve).


Back in 1999 I purchased an “autographed” Led Zeppelin II album from Signature Licks (apparently no longer in business) in Calabasas, CA. However, in 2011, with the help of Steve Cyrkin and a well-respected Led Zeppelin expert, I determined that the signatures were not genuine. Luckily I was able to track down the original authenticator of the item, plead my case and get a refund.


So I thought I’d share my experience here; not to drag anyone through the mud, but rather to hopefully educate some other people so that they might not fall into the same situation. A photo of the signatures on my album is included here, as an example of what is not genuine.

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Comment by Nate on January 1, 2016 at 12:28am
Thank you for posting ZoSo, great to hear you were able to get your money back on this set. Sadly there weren't excellent resources, like this site, available in 1999 to help you in your choice of purchase. So it is a good thought that maybe fewer people are being caught out by horrible fakes like these now.
Comment by Richard Booth on January 3, 2016 at 3:51am
I have a few group signed items by Plant, Page and Jones and just Plant/Jones and individual items if interested?
Comment by Donna on January 4, 2016 at 4:00pm

thanks for sharing, very helpful

Comment by John Hancock on January 29, 2016 at 3:57pm
I lost over 10k to signature licks and myron ross in the early days of EBAY. The seller was a lawyer, makes sense now, right? It was easy money with the help of myron ross as authenticator. They cranked out hundreds of signed albums but Paul knew his law career was in jeopardy so he turned the operation over to another individual. If you look at the zep sigs you will notice they all have the same loops and similar characteristics. All manufacturered by the same individual. You probably paid about 500 bucks for your album which would probably be a fraction of the value if it was genuine. (1st clue) OUR GREED INTERFERES WITH OUR REASONING. IF you searched his feedback you would notice he sold quantities of them (2nd clue).ENDLESS SUPPLY. When somebody questioned the authenticity they would offer to buy it back to avoid negative feedback or threaten them with litigation. Paul was capable for awhile to perpetrate and maintain the myth like any good pyramid scam. Myron has lost his uacc registered dealer status but still straddles the fence as a uacc life member. Go figure. The strategy is known as hide in plain sight. Hock crap mixed with legitimate material and claim ignorancy or incompetency when called out. Kinda like Fraginipani claiming his bogus COA'S were forged. Clever right? Isolating yourself from culpability with statements like in my opinion or the signature appears to be in the likeness of, etc. Fact is unless you witness the signature in person how can anybody attest to its origin.
Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Admin on January 29, 2016 at 4:05pm
Sounds like you've got a doctorate from the autograph school of hard knocks, John.
Comment by ZoSo on January 29, 2016 at 4:26pm

Thanks for the input John. Yeah, that's exactly what I paid for it; $500. Well I certainly learned a lesson and, luckily, it didn't cost me any money (in the end). I have obtained all my autographs since then (John Entwistle, Nick Mason, Peter Tork, Fred Maher) in person. Steve - thanks again for your assistance with that matter back in 2011.

Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Admin on January 29, 2016 at 4:28pm
Happy to help, Zoso. Most situations don't resolve as well as yours did.


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