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Sting Autograph

Started this discussion. Last reply by MarkG Aug 12. 1 Reply

Hello, acquired this on eBay about 4 months ago. Just wondering if u think it's authentic as only paid £20 for it. If not at least I got the cd! Many thanks JohnContinue

Laurel & Hardy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Wain Aug 10. 6 Replies

Been hanging on my wall for many years. Your opinions on its authenticity are greatly appreciated. Thank youContinue

Pele & Maradona

Started Aug 9 0 Replies

Well I'm hoping this time! Bought these signatures  10 years ago from someone who allegedly worked for the English F A. He said he obtained Pele's signature personally at Wembley in June 1996 and…Continue

Bette Davis Autograph

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Wain Aug 10. 5 Replies

After the bad news re the Madonna signature I hold I'm hoping for better news this time . My dad reckoned it was genuine for what it's worth. Any opinions would be appreciated. Signed in the 50s he…Continue

 

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John Fairchild liked Kamran's discussion Madonna signing on TV in 1985
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MarkG replied to John Fairchild's discussion Sting Autograph
"Tough one as his signature is so easy to copy! However, I do have some of his earlier hand writing (which is quite difficult to source) and the message on your CD cover shares a number of very similar traits to his handwriting in style. I personally…"
Aug 12
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Sting Autograph

Hello, acquired this on eBay about 4 months ago. Just wondering if u think it's authentic as only paid £20 for it. If not at least I got the cd! Many thanks JohnSee More
Aug 11
Michael Wain replied to John Fairchild's discussion Laurel & Hardy
"Not too sure on close up. Looks a bit too even. I would expect a bit of fading. It's hard to tell. Could be a facsimile."
Aug 10
John Fairchild replied to John Fairchild's discussion Laurel & Hardy
"Hello Michael I bought it in 2002. From memory I paid about £250 for it. Can't tell for sure if fountain pen but that's my hunch. Here is a close up of Oliver Hardy signature. Thanks John"
Aug 10
Michael Wain replied to John Fairchild's discussion Laurel & Hardy
"How long have you had it? Can you tell if the hardy is fountain pen. See if you can see nib outlines. How much did you pay?"
Aug 10
John Fairchild replied to John Fairchild's discussion Laurel & Hardy
"Thanks Michael. Bought the item from someone in America in 2002 via eBay. Got a nice handwritten two page letter explaining that history of the autographs. Had been in their family many years. The one piece of comfort that I have is that I acquired…"
Aug 10
Michael Wain replied to John Fairchild's discussion Laurel & Hardy
"At first glance they look ok. At lest the Hardy doesn't resemble any stamps I 've seen. Where did it come from. This is always an important question when evaluating an autograph. "
Aug 10
Michael Wain replied to John Fairchild's discussion Bette Davis Autograph
"It is secretarial, for sure"
Aug 10
Richard Booth replied to John Fairchild's discussion Laurel & Hardy
"The Stan looks good, the Olivier doesn’t in my opinion."
Aug 10
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Aug 9
John Fairchild replied to John Fairchild's discussion Bette Davis Autograph
"I'm on a roll at the moment... Yes totally agree it's secretarial, even in the 1950s! Many thanks for your input Eric.  Best, John"
Aug 9
John Fairchild replied to John Fairchild's discussion Bette Davis Autograph
"I'm on a roll at the moment... Yes totally agree it's secretarial, even in the 1950s! Glad I don't have to break the bad news to my dad!  Many thanks for your input Joe. Best John"
Aug 9
Eric K. Longo replied to John Fairchild's discussion Bette Davis Autograph
"Sorry, common secretarial. Link to thecead.com Bette Davis secretarials (at bottom)"
Aug 9
Joe W. replied to John Fairchild's discussion Bette Davis Autograph
"It looks like to may be a secretarial unfortunately. Here is a good signature study on Bette. http://thecead.com/dnamesfolder/davisbette.pdf"
Aug 9
James replied to John Fairchild's discussion Madonna Autograph
"Not the real Madonna, unfortunately."
Aug 7

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I've acquired a number of autographs over many years, many in person. I acquired a few via collectors websites of people who I was a fan of but never met in person. Just wanted some expert advice or a hunch anyway of a couple of them.
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Football signatures of the 70s and 80s
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Intermediate Collector
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Laurel & Hardy and Bette Davis
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To frame on wall at home. Just celebrities past and present who I am a fan of
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John Lennon

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