I just won these two cast-signed comic books off auction from VIP Fan Auctions. These are comic books based off of the TV show Vikings produced by MGM. Normally, I want every signed item I have to…Continue
Hi all,A lot of recent talk in regards to fake PSA stickers/COAs has got me a bit worried for items I have in my current collection. I bought them off eBay with the PSA sticker/COA as assurance. It…Continue
I just bought a poster on eBay from the TV show “Vikings” signed by two of its actors. I researched the eBay seller and actually saw she had a history of selling a mix of both real and fake autographs. Normally, this would be a red flag and a pass for me - however, she said this poster is a pre-signed handout from the 2016 San Diego Comic Con. I matched it up with two other examples of the same poster previously sold from other sellers and everything matches - the poster itself, the ink color,…See More
I just won these two cast-signed comic books off auction from VIP Fan Auctions. These are comic books based off of the TV show Vikings produced by MGM. Normally, I want every signed item I have to have either a PSA/Beckett/JSA certification (or CGC Signature Series certification for comic books). However, in this situation, the comics come with a COA directly from VIP Fan Auctions who is MGM's officially authorized prop seller. I am also pretty familiar with the cast's autographs, and they…See More
"I know this is an old post, but I wanted to leave this note here for anyone researching this seller. I just checked a batch of autographs in their store from a particular show that I am familiar with and they appear to be fakes. They just look too…"
"It should not be necessary to upgrade your autographs to LOAs. Not even for peace of mind. I prefer LOAs for items that I do not want a sticker affixed to. Otherwise, the stickers do not bother me, and the COAs are sufficient."
"Thanks for the advice! I don't know her personally, but I have met her at at fan event and taken some photos with her. I have around 5-6 signed items from her and some other really cool Lagertha stuff such as her screen-used wedding dress and…"
"I would only ensure that you check the relevant stickers/hologram are genuine by contacting the relevant issuer etc. I have encountered a few auctions that refuse to show the sticker until you win the auction. Bizarre!
LOA are really only needed for…"
"This seems to be good advice, David. Another question: How about the auction houses that note that the item you are bidding on has been pre-certified by a given TPA? If you know that the item you are bidding on has the seal of approval…"
"I doubt that the certification is fake. The fake certs and stickers are associated with more expensive names. In this case, I would suggest asking for opinions of the signature rather than sending it to PSA."
"Absolutely not necessary to obtain the full blown LOA. I also would be reluctant sending them by mail etc.
By the way love Katheryn Winnick performance in vikings. A top notch actresse.
"If your certification number is the same thing you have purchased, you are good to go. You don't need a full later upgrade. I personally will not send anything thru the mail to get certified. In my case the major 3rd party authenticators attend…"
Hi all,A lot of recent talk in regards to fake PSA stickers/COAs has got me a bit worried for items I have in my current collection. I bought them off eBay with the PSA sticker/COA as assurance. It got me thinking, is it actually worth it to send these items in to the PSA to essentially certify the certification and receive a full letter upgrade? Resale value isn't a factor for me, it's more just for my own assurance. I'm considering it, but a part of me is uncomfortable taking the risk of the…See More
"I am familiar with some of the signatures he is selling and I can guarantee they are 100% fake. Honestly, see all the positive, euphoric reviews this seller is getting makes my blood boil.
Another thing to consider when analyzing potential scammers…"
"It's a shame eBay still has not taken this guy down. It appears there are still droves of people happily buying his fakes.
I'm in the same boat as rob kunne. I'm been collecting items and signatures from a certain TV series (the TV…"