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How important is a back story/Provenance to your autographs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Board on Saturday. 15 Replies

So i have just noticed an autograph i used to own listed with a major auction house with a so called detailed letter of provenance ,the owner tells how he attended the show and gives full  details of…Continue

Nirvana and Sonic Youth 1991 signed ticket

Started this discussion. Last reply by rogers wright Jun 18. 16 Replies

This was up on e bay a while back i quite liked it the seller was at the show in a pub in Cork Ireland in 1991 and got both Sonic Youth and Kurt and Krist to sign the back of his ticket Dave had…Continue

Stones set all signed by Keith

Started this discussion. Last reply by rogers wright Jun 12. 6 Replies

We have discussed one of these Keith sets before this is a set being offered by a UK auction house as a genuine set i believe all except possibly Charlie are signed by Keith Continue

Vintage Soundgarden lp

Started this discussion. Last reply by rogers wright Feb 5. 2 Replies

Does anyone know vintage Soundgarden signatures, I know Chris Cornell signed differently in the early days what does anyone make of this signed louder than love sleeve  thanksContinue

 

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Josh Board replied to rogers wright's discussion How important is a back story/Provenance to your autographs
"I agree with a lot of the thoughts you've all expressed here. If it's a person that merely had one or two 'graphs, yes...their story means a lot to me. They aren't a "dealer" so...to find out later they lied, that…"
Saturday
Paul replied to rogers wright's discussion How important is a back story/Provenance to your autographs
"Some may sound contrived James but I've have autographs 50 yea tee s old and managed to contact the person who had one signed once after a bit of research so it's not impossible, I also have photos of her as a young teen running around…"
Saturday
James replied to rogers wright's discussion How important is a back story/Provenance to your autographs
"Many stories are obviously untrue.  Yes, I would say over 50% are false.  How much over 50% I’m not sure because there are many stories that are indeed true.  Not everyone is a crook or unethical.  For every authentic…"
Saturday
Steve Zarelli replied to rogers wright's discussion How important is a back story/Provenance to your autographs
"Stories are BS more often than not. I never rely on them to determine authenticity. The only time provenance matters to me is if it’s an item that sourced from the collection or possession of someone of interest."
Saturday
Steve Zarelli replied to rogers wright's discussion How important is a back story/Provenance to your autographs
"Surprisingly, people use fake stories to sell real autographs all the time. I can only speculate that they think the story will add to the value or serves as some sort of marketing enhancement. "
Saturday
Paul replied to rogers wright's discussion How important is a back story/Provenance to your autographs
"BUELLER"
Saturday
Paul replied to rogers wright's discussion How important is a back story/Provenance to your autographs
"Someone want to share the item ffs"
Saturday
BallroomDays67 replied to rogers wright's discussion How important is a back story/Provenance to your autographs
"Yikes. I just saw in the auction and it’s the same item."
Saturday
Eric Keith Longo replied to rogers wright's discussion How important is a back story/Provenance to your autographs
"To me provenance is in the word, PROVENance; "story" - third definition Merriam Webster = fiction...and it usually is. "
Friday
Joe W. replied to rogers wright's discussion How important is a back story/Provenance to your autographs
"It's a shame someone has to think lying is a good idea. Especially when an autograph is genuine. Speaks volumes about that person. Bad karma!"
Friday
Paul replied to rogers wright's discussion How important is a back story/Provenance to your autographs
"It would annoy me if the story was fabricated! It would be naive to believe most modern day graphers tell the truth when you read their listings but for myself provenance speaks buying graphs with photos or something that is totally distinguishable…"
Friday
Gratefulphish replied to rogers wright's discussion How important is a back story/Provenance to your autographs
"This would not surprise me even slightly.  The level of total BS seems to just keep increasing."
Friday
michelle replied to rogers wright's discussion How important is a back story/Provenance to your autographs
" Altho the quality of the autograph  always come first , -  provenance and an interesting sotry of how an autograph was obtained does increase value.  I would be pretty cross if I discovered the provenance story was a load of…"
Friday
BallroomDays67 replied to rogers wright's discussion How important is a back story/Provenance to your autographs
"I saw something similar recently. A signed item was offered at auction with no provenance and then showed up on eBay with a detailed story of provenance including a claim that the signatures were obtained in person by the seller. I don’t…"
Friday
rogers wright posted a discussion

How important is a back story/Provenance to your autographs

So i have just noticed an autograph i used to own listed with a major auction house with a so called detailed letter of provenance ,the owner tells how he attended the show and gives full  details of how he obtained the autograph ,the story is very detailed it is however a total fabrication , i dont want to say which item or auction house it is as i really dont want any hassle from it i had enough of that last year  never again ,people may be able to put two and two togethor and work out what…See More
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rogers wright replied to Patrick1977's discussion Deep Purple Machine Head LP
"For me all the signatures look slightly off "
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