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How can you tell the fakes?

Postby r1hvy » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:28 pm

Guys, I'n relatively new to collecting abut have seen some great pieces at conventions but I don't ever feel sure I am buying a genuine product to pay so much.
There was a great framed and signed photo of Alec Guinness and David Prowse but it was about £200. It looked nice and I think it was worth the price if the signatures were real but I had no way to tell.
There are so many stalls selling signed pictures and goods and I want loads of them but I feel like the only way to be sure is to see photos of them signing the object which are rarely available.
What do you guys do> Do you buy many of these types of products?

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Re: How can you tell the fakes?

Postby _Lee_ » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:44 pm

Guinness is frequently forged and is relatively easy to spot. If it was a photo with both on then i can assure you it would be worth more than £200. If it was 2 signed cards matted with a photo the price is about right,depending on presentation frame etc.

Ill be starting a guide soon which will hopefully save some people from buying forgeries. I dont know it all though, but know one guy who does and will speak to him about signing up here.
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Re: How can you tell the fakes?

Postby r1hvy » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:08 pm

_Lee_ wrote:Guinness is frequently forged and is relatively easy to spot. If it was a photo with both on then i can assure you it would be worth more than £200. If it was 2 signed cards matted with a photo the price is about right,depending on presentation frame etc.

Ill be starting a guide soon which will hopefully save some people from buying forgeries. I dont know it all though, but know one guy who does and will speak to him about signing up here.

Thanks for your reply mate.
I wonder if there is some kind of app where you can see copies of genuine signitures and maybe that can tell if the ink is printed or not?
If not someone should make one and give me a cut for the idea :-) but seriously...make sure you give me a cut!

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Re: How can you tell the fakes?

Postby r1hvy » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:09 pm

_Lee_ wrote:Guinness is frequently forged and is relatively easy to spot. If it was a photo with both on then i can assure you it would be worth more than £200. If it was 2 signed cards matted with a photo the price is about right,depending on presentation frame etc.

Ill be starting a guide soon which will hopefully save some people from buying forgeries. I dont know it all though, but know one guy who does and will speak to him about signing up here.

I think it was cards now i think about it!


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