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Fake Walt Disney Signatures - Your Opinion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe W. Jul 8, 2020. 1 Reply

There has been several Walt Disney signed pieces on eBay lately that are IMHO forgeries. It seems to me that they are not secretarials as it appears someone was making the  effort to make them look…Continue

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

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JK replied to Ed Riggs's discussion "The Best and the Worst 3rd Party Authenticators?"
"I agree! Then again, maybe he was being sarcastic, in which case it is one of the funniest posts I've seen in a long time. But I don't think that was the case, unfortunately. "
Jul 10
Adam Halloran replied to Ed Riggs's discussion "The Best and the Worst 3rd Party Authenticators?"
"Horrible advice. "
Jul 10
BallroomDays67 replied to Ed Riggs's discussion "The Best and the Worst 3rd Party Authenticators?"
"Ha ha. Good one."
Jul 8
Eric Keith Longo replied to Ed Riggs's discussion "The Best and the Worst 3rd Party Authenticators?"
"Kool-aid? ;)"
Jul 8
BallroomDays67 replied to Ed Riggs's discussion "The Best and the Worst 3rd Party Authenticators?"
"The Liz Shaw Datebook is going to be particularly difficult for me. How do I accept it as being legitimate? Is there something that I have to drink or smoke?"
Jul 8
Eric Keith Longo replied to Ed Riggs's discussion "The Best and the Worst 3rd Party Authenticators?"
"+100  "...Here's my rule that everyone should follow for a more seamless & peaceful way of collecting. If you have an item that is certified by JSA, PSA, TriStar, Steiner, Upper Deck, Beckett, Fanatics, Mounted Memories or Panini…"
Jul 8
Rick Meyer replied to Ed Riggs's discussion "The Best and the Worst 3rd Party Authenticators?"
" Dumbest post I've seen in a long time."
Jul 8
Adam Horvath replied to Ed Riggs's discussion "The Best and the Worst 3rd Party Authenticators?"
"It's so sickening how skeptical people are about everything. And now ramp skepticism is trickling its way into the autograph authenticity business. Here's my rule that everyone should follow for a more seamless & peaceful way of…"
Jul 8
Joe W. replied to Ed Riggs's discussion Fake Walt Disney Signatures - Your Opinion?
"I agree with you. They seem less than expected."
Jul 8, 2020
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Fake Walt Disney Signatures - Your Opinion?

There has been several Walt Disney signed pieces on eBay lately that are IMHO forgeries. It seems to me that they are not secretarials as it appears someone was making the  effort to make them look genuine. I have posted a couple of these for your review.See More
Jul 7, 2020
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."
Feb 12, 2020
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Feb 11, 2020
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

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Sports, History/Politics, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music
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U.S. Presidents, Classic Comedians, Vintage Baseball, and various miscellaneous pieces.
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Intermediate Collector
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Vintage Disney signed photo
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I enjoy history and biographies and as an investment.
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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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