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Another Fake eBay Item for Sale...

Started Sep 13, 2018 0 Replies

As of late I am seeing more and more apparent fake signature listings on eBay. This time it is another Walt Disney signature. These never cease to amaze me.…Continue

Walt Disney Signed Mickey Print...Forgery or Proxy Signature? Your Thoughts?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Riggs Sep 10, 2018. 2 Replies

This is the most ridiculous attempt at a Walt Disney forgery I think I have ever seen on eBay. Could be a proxy signature by one of Walt's cartoonists but I don't think so. Either way I am not…Continue

eBay Fake Listings - Any Other Examples?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BallroomDays67 Aug 17, 2018. 8 Replies

eBay seems oblivious to fraudulent listings. I can't tell you how many times I have reported obvious fakes to eBay, only to see the auctions complete. Here is an example. I was considering buying a…Continue

JFK Signature - Autopen?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Viola Feb 24, 2013. 1 Reply

Hello All,I acquired the attached JFK letter via inheritance.  I have been collecting autographs for some time now, so I believe it is an autopen signature but not certain.  Timing of the letter…Continue

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Steve Zarelli commented on Ed Riggs's blog post The Worst Walt Disney Forgery I Have Ever Seen...
"This is the issue with live auctioneers and the other similar aggregate auction platforms... less credible dealers get side by side coverage with reputable auction houses.  Just a more upscale looking version of eBay."
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Ed Riggs replied to ITguy1984's discussion Are these Marilyn Monroes real?
"I believe the first one is a terrible forgery attempt and the second one looks OK to me, but you should probably send it to 3rd party."
Dec 29, 2019
Ed Riggs replied to Ryan's discussion Beatles Band Signed Albums
"I own several authentic Beatles signed pieces. I don't like the Harrison signature in the first photo. McCartney looks better but still doesn't seem spot on. I can make out the other two."
Dec 29, 2019
Ed Riggs replied to D R's discussion Mantle?
"I think this is a genuine Mantle signature. Good luck."
Dec 29, 2019
Ed Riggs replied to ce's discussion John Kennedy Autograph Opinion...
"This is an autopen signature. I have seen this many times."
Dec 29, 2019
Ed Riggs replied to Greg's discussion Is this Mickey Mantle autograph real?
"I don't think this is even a good attempt at a forged signature."
Dec 29, 2019
Ed Riggs replied to Greg's discussion Is this Mickey Mantle autograph real?
"Nope. I don't think so."
Dec 29, 2019
Ed Riggs replied to Romain's discussion could I have your opinion James Dean autographs !! real ??
"It is difficult to tell since there is not enough contrast between his name and his hair. It is difficult to read."
Dec 29, 2019
Ed Riggs replied to Autographtastic's discussion James Dean autograph - genuine or not?
"Looks good to me."
Dec 29, 2019
Ed Riggs replied to NotANurse's discussion James Dean real or forgery?
"I don't like it. It doesn't look anything like genuine examples."
Dec 29, 2019
Ed Riggs replied to Tacoma Blues's discussion Frank Sinatra signature real?
"That looks like a genuine Sinatra signature. I own a signed photo of him and it is a dead-on match."
Dec 29, 2019
Ed Riggs replied to NICOLAS ELIE's discussion Einstein
"I own two authenticated Einstein pieces and yours does not resemble either one. Sorry."
Dec 29, 2019
Ed Riggs replied to NICOLAS ELIE's discussion Einstein
"I own two genuine Einstein items and yours does not resemble either one. Sorry."
Dec 29, 2019

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I have been collecting for several years now
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What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, History/Politics, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
U.S. Presidents, Classic Comedians, Vintage Baseball, and various miscellaneous pieces.
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Intermediate Collector
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Vintage Disney signed photo
Why do you collect?
I enjoy history and biographies and as an investment.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Shoeless Joe Jackson

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The Worst Walt Disney Forgery I Have Ever Seen...

Posted on February 11, 2020 at 8:00am 1 Comment

I have been collecting autographs for fifteen years and I have never seen an attempt at Walt Disney's signature worse than this one (unless it's secretarial). What's worse is that it is currently being advertised by an auction house that uses the Live Auctioneers platform that is normally associated with reputable auction houses such as University Archives. The auction house is called "Aspire Auctions" from Cleveland, OH.…

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At 6:55am on January 4, 2014, Ed Riggs said…

Yes,

I noticed you mentioned on some of your blog postings that you have some items for sale.  By any chance do you have any Marilyn Monroe pieces.

Thanks.

Ed

At 8:28pm on January 3, 2014, MacShade said…

Hi Ed,

Can I help you?...

Best regards,

Jorge

 
 
 

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