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Hi Guys, I'd also like some advice, and I'd like to give my opinion....
I have been collecting Autographs for about 10 years now, in all regions of Entertainment, primarily Formula 1 and Bond, and its definately getting harder to find Older Autographs that are authentic. But what can we do as Collectors without the Millions to get us Rare Autographs through Dealers ajb007/smile

One of the most Faked in Formula 1 was Michael Schumacher at the peak of his career, and I've seen some rubbish over the years, but I've also picked up stuff that was authentic for pennys due to the Listing on Ebay being done by an amateur...Bad Photo, False description and so on.

I myself don't mind taking a risk on Ebay sometimes if the price is right and I can be 90% sure that its real, if it turns out to be Fake then I haven't spent a mint on it and can take the loss.

Even the Biggest Dealers in the World get slated with Fakes, so you can really only be 1000% sure if you get it in Person.

Anyway, I'd like an opinion on these sigs...... (also praying that it'll be positive)

Robert Shaw
http://s3.postimage.org/b_Gpi.jpg


Harald Sakata
http://s3.postimage.org/c2ayi.jpg

Timothy Dalton
http://s3.postimage.org/c2s0i.jpg

Thanks for any info and what a great thread:D

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modelmaker007 wrote:

Robert Shaw
http://s3.postimage.org/b_Gpi.jpg

Harald Sakata
http://s3.postimage.org/c2ayi.jpg

Timothy Dalton
http://s3.postimage.org/c2s0i.jpg

Some great items there!

I particularly like the Sakata, but it looks kind of 'fresh' to me. By that I mean, it's like it's only been signed yesterday. For an autograph such as his, I would expect to see at least a few discoloured parts on the card which would indicate it is ageing as he's been dead for over 25years I believe! But to be honest, it all looks good, so I do think there is a 75% chance that the Sakata is genuine.

Might need a second opinion of some of the other guys though.

The Shaw all looks good to me, so yes, as far as I'm concerned it's the real deal.

The Dalton looks genuine also, only that it looks like he's signed it in a bit of a rush, certainly at the 'D' in Dalton.

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MODELMAKER007

I had the privilege of talking to both Harold Sakata and Lotte Lenya by telephone back in 1968-1970.  I've scanned a letter & photo from Harold Sakata below.  Everything I ever got from them--about 10 pieces--was signed in BLUE pen; use of black pen back then was very unusual.  (Even my letter from Albert Broccoli was signed in blue pen)  I don't think Sakata started adding his hat logo to his signature until the 1970s.

I'll let you--or others--decide if yours is authentic.  Best of luck with your collection.
http://s2.postimage.org/w08u0.jpg

http://s3.postimage.org/chTO0.jpg

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Thanks Guys, for the Feedback.  Much appreciated.

DrNo07, Thanks for the scans of your Sakata Items, I've never really had the chance to compare the Signature as good as now and I'm pleasantly surprised that there are many similarities in the signature that make it even easier for me to believe it could be real.


Just out of interest, a few years ago I spoke to one of the Curators at Frasers Autographs in London, about an Autograph I had for sale and it was a 70s signature signed in Silver Pen, the expert there told me that it could be real as Silver pens were around back then and this doesn't necessarily mean its a fake. It turned out to be one ajb007/frown but thats beside the point ajb007/lol but you are right DrNo07 , Blue was definately used more in the past!

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Here is one that really outrages me!!  The first color autograph below is SUPPOSEDLY signed by Dolores Keator, who played Strangways' secretary Mary in DR. NO.  I am certain it is 100% fake...yet it shows up almost weekly on eBay, minimum bid $1.00...and sometimes goes for very high prices.

The b/w scan from my collection is 100% genunine .  I maintained a friendship with Dolores Keator (Ziff), often talked and corresponded with her in Miami from December 2004 up almost until her death at age 81 in November 2005.  She even donated $600 scholarhship money to the public school where I was teaching (signed check as further proof)  Notice that the signatures don't even remotely bear similarity.  The point is that it's often the signatures of minor stars that can be easily forged because they're far less known or requested.

http://s2.postimage.org/wjiK9.jpg

http://s1.postimage.org/uMCXS.jpg

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Alex at Bondstars did a private signing with her a few years ago and suddenly a rare autograph became easily obtainable.However, I fully agree with your comment about the lesser known stars being easy to forge.

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Dr No07 wrote:

Here is one that really outrages me!!  The first color autograph below is SUPPOSEDLY signed by Dolores Keator, who played Strangways' secretary Mary in DR. NO.  I am certain it is 100% fake...yet it shows up almost weekly on eBay, minimum bid $1.00...and sometimes goes for very high prices.

I'd just like to add that the opinion voiced by Dr No07 is HIS personal opinion and not necessarily the opinion of AJB.

Can I just add at this point that comments such as the one quoted, whilst have the best intentions, can land, not only the individual involved, but AJB too, into a lawsuit. Please be very careful when claiming something to be 100% fake - and PLEASE refrain from adding that someone could be selling an autograph knowing that it's a fake.

Thank you for understanding.

Scouse not English
The higher the monkey climbs the more you can see its arse

YNWA: Justice For The 96

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Lawsuit from whom?  I haven't mentioned any sources or sellers.  Anyway, I GUARANTEE that it won't happen again.

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Dr No07 wrote:

Lawsuit from whom?  I haven't mentioned any sources or sellers.  Anyway, I GUARANTEE that it won't happen again.

A lawsuit from the seller.

And thank you for not mentioning any sources or sellers. I hope you understand what I was doing (for the sake of AJB ) and it wasn't meant as a slight on yourself.

I hope you will continue to participate in this thread.

Scouse not English
The higher the monkey climbs the more you can see its arse

YNWA: Justice For The 96

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can any one of you experts please tell me if this is a genuine sig?

I am trying (albeit slowly.... ajb007/crap) to collect Bond books, and I don't know if this is a genuine sig or not....

http://i.ebayimg.com/01/!BjJRSbw!mk~$(KGrHqUH-EEEs+GEi5!uBLS(26qJcg~~_12.JPG

thanks ajb007/biggrin

Don't talk, just act. Don't say, just show. Don't promise, just prove. ~ Anon

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Definitely a fake - I collect lots of books.

Lexi wrote:

can any one of you experts please tell me if this is a genuine sig?

I am trying (albeit slowly.... ajb007/crap) to collect Bond books, and I don't know if this is a genuine sig or not....

http://i.ebayimg.com/01/!BjJRSbw!mk~$(KGrHqUH-EEEs+GEi5!uBLS(26qJcg~~_12.JPG

thanks ajb007/biggrin

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Here is a sample of John Gardner
http://i.ebayimg.com/18/!BlQv!8!!Wk~$(KGrHqYH-CgEtrM6s27kBL,6-8rYog~~_3.JPG

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texas007 wrote:

Here is a sample of John Gardner
http://i.ebayimg.com/18/!BlQv!8!!Wk~$(KGrHqYH-CgEtrM6s27kBL,6-8rYog~~_3.JPG

That matches the autograph I have of his too.

Scouse not English
The higher the monkey climbs the more you can see its arse

YNWA: Justice For The 96

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I am considering buying a few Daltons from Bond  Collectibles. How reliabile are they? Dalton I know does not sign Bond anymore.

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cape wrote:

I am considering buying a few Daltons from Bond  Collectibles. How reliabile are they? Dalton I know does not sign Bond anymore.

I think you are generally all right with the likes of Dalton. I say that because, the photos he has signed by Dalton seem to be obtained back in the early 90s when he was ok about signing Bond stuff.

So yeah, you should be fine.

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texas007 wrote:

Here is a sample of John Gardner

Thanks Texas007 - I won't then follow up that item on e-bay ajb007/biggrin

Good to know what to look for from now on in!

Don't talk, just act. Don't say, just show. Don't promise, just prove. ~ Anon

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Tilly Masterson 007 wrote:
cape wrote:

I am considering buying a few Daltons from Bond  Collectibles. How reliabile are they? Dalton I know does not sign Bond anymore.

I think you are generally all right with the likes of Dalton. I say that because, the photos he has signed by Dalton seem to be obtained back in the early 90s when he was ok about signing Bond stuff.

So yeah, you should be fine.

Thanks ajb007/biggrin

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Hi all, On what site can we find addresses? many thanks for answer

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Normally on sites like www.startiger.com

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thank you Disco Volante ....

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Hi guys
just a quick post to ask about this eBay Item number:    320486137422
what do you think?
If fake what's the best place to purchase authentic Daniel craig autos.

Thanks in advance

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Daniel Craig has moved away from signing his name to a simple 'DC' in the last few years, but I've never seen one like this. I personally wouldn't touch it (and I think it's a bit pricey too).
I have had a look through the sellers feedback though and found a Joanna Lumley and Pierce Brosnan from December 09 and they do look genuine.

I would source my autographs through Bondcollectibles on ebay (and only one or two other trusted sources) and I would try them. You'll certainly pick up a Daniel Craig for less than £60 with them.

Here's a link to one of them (apologies, this should actually be in the ebay thread, but this is for reference).

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/O-KURYLENKO-D-CRA … 35a7623a09

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Cheers disco you gave put me on the right trail!!:)

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D-MAN wrote:

what do you think?
If fake what's the best place to purchase authentic Daniel craig autos.

I must admit at first I thought it looked ok, but on closer inspection there are certain things that don't add up. He does sign nowadays 'DC' but this one is a bit 'oo-iff' and that 'C' looks a bit dodgy. I'm presuming this was 'signed by him' at a premier or something as it looks a little rushed does the signature. The price seemed ok (as this is roughly the minimum price you'd expect to pay for a Daniel Craig signature.) But with this one, I'd stear clear of just to be on the safe side.

Disco Volante wrote:

Daniel Craig has moved away from signing his name to a simple 'DC' in the last few years, but I've never seen one like this. I personally wouldn't touch it (and I think it's a bit pricey too).
I have had a look through the sellers feedback though and found a Joanna Lumley and Pierce Brosnan from December 09 and they do look genuine.

These are my thoughts exactly! ajb007/tongue  D-Man, the above info is top-notch advice - seconded!

Disco Volante wrote:

I would source my autographs through Bondcollectibles on ebay (and only one or two other trusted sources) and I would try them. You'll certainly pick up a Daniel Craig for less than £60 with them.

Absolutely, you will get a Daniel Craig autograph for under £60 from Bondcollectibles easily.  Bondstars are also another trust-worthy company when it comes to buying genuine autographs as you know because we have bought from them a lot in the past. ajb007/lol  Another company which were good to buy from before they sadly ceased trading a few years ago, were a company called 'Autographs-Ink.'

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Disco Volante wrote:

Here's a link to one of them (apologies, this should actually be in the ebay thread, but this is for reference).

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/O-KURYLENKO-D-CRA … 35a7623a09

No need for any apologies at all - this is the right thread for this.

Help like this is invaluable - thank you ajb007/martini

Scouse not English
The higher the monkey climbs the more you can see its arse

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