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I received this autograph from Brosnan TTM around 8 years ago.

I have always believed it to be genuine, but now I suspect it to be secreterial as it looks a little different to other signatures of his.

Can anyone else let me know what they think regarding it's authenticity?

Last edited by Tilly Masterson 007 (20th May 2010 10:26)

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Trouble with Brosnan's autograph is that it has changed so drastically over the years (and most of his are typcially obtained in person with him standing or walking) I actually find his the hardest to tell if it's genuine or not.

It's dated '02, but I actually think it looks like one of his older ones from the mid 90's.  I have a 'love life' on one of my ones which I got through Bondocllectibles.

Can't be 100% sure on this one Jamie - sorry.

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I am sorry to hear that Dalton is not to fond of signing pictures and stuff any more. I can understand his reasons thought, it is shame that so many people get autographs and then sell them at inflated prices.  As a fan I am glad that collecting autographs from people from the James Bond series is not as hard as other film and television series autographs are to obtain.  For instance several of the Star Trek actors now charge money at conventions due to people selling off the autographs for money later on. At the 2009 Dragon con in Atlanta GA, I heard that William Shatner was charging $75.00 for his autograph. 

So far the only autograph I have is Desmond Llywellyn's which a friend gave to me in the mid 1990's, after meeting him thought mutual friends in England.  I would like to add some more in the future and now I know where to start.

Thanks

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I've recently been looking to acquire all the James Bond actor's autographs and came across your site, and in peticuliar, this posting.  The consensus seems to be that Bondstars and Bondcollectibles are reputable and trustworthy sellers, but I was wondering if anyone here can shed some light on these autographs currently on Ebay?:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi … K:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/James-Bond-Timothy- … 335c5cb958

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi … K:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi … K:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi … K:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi … K:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi … K:MEWAX:IT

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The links you have posted there look good enough to me, with the exception of a few of them.

The prices shown for many of the signatures are around the same price bracket that you would expect to pay at a dealer.

Verdict: Tread carefully with some of the signatures you quoted in the links.

Hope that helps!

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I'm putting together a little photo collage of signed photos of all the bonds and I'm wondering whether what I have is legit.

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

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lbrad2001 wrote:

I'm putting together a little photo collage of signed photos of all the bonds and I'm wondering whether what I have is legit.

In my opinion there are only two autographs there that are authentic. Lazenby and Brosnan.

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Tilly Masterson 007 wrote:

The links you have posted there look good enough to me, with the exception of a few of them.

The prices shown for many of the signatures are around the same price bracket that you would expect to pay at a dealer.

Verdict: Tread carefully with some of the signatures you quoted in the links.

Hope that helps!

Thanks!  Which ones do you think are authentic then?

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AuricEnterprises wrote:

Thanks!  Which ones do you think are authentic then?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi … K:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi … K:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi … K:MEWAX:IT

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Thanks for your expertise.  It is greatly appreciated! ajb007/smile

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Just a few more examples of some genuine signatures from various actors/actresses that have donned the 007 screen!

Michael Lonsdale
http://i39.tinypic.com/zmb5ed.jpg

Michael Mellinger
http://i42.tinypic.com/hwfwwh.jpg

Pedro Armendariz
http://i39.tinypic.com/313nogh.jpg

Robert Shaw
http://i40.tinypic.com/4qlkqe.jpg

Adolfo Celi
http://i40.tinypic.com/snc42c.jpg

Bernard Lee
http://i39.tinypic.com/xkr4i9.jpg

Carole Bouquet
http://i39.tinypic.com/20ra5mv.jpg

Daphne Deckers
http://i41.tinypic.com/2pqjcls.jpg

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hi

very nice photos listed here.
thought i would post my original signed photos they are not fakes as my father was props master patrick weymouth from dr no up to man with golden so i have had everything at my house ....trust me i can tell some storys.
hope you like and if there are any serious interested collectors i might be selling photos and props that i have so email me or look at my posts for links.
many thanks
gary weymouth
the props masters son


http://s2.postimage.org/K9kvr.jpg

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

http://s1.postimage.org/QWqh9.jpg

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

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

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

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Some nice scans there. ajb007/smile  I particularly like that sought-after Harold Sakata, as you probably know, he is quite a tough signature to obtain!  I'm lucky enough to have his autograph.

Did you ever happen to get Yvonne Shima or Michel Mok's autograph who were the Sisters in Dr No?  I notice your autographs appear to circulate the Dr No film.

Keep us updated with your autographs, and yes, I'd love to hear some stories from back on the Dr No set. ajb007/smile

ajb007/martini

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Has Honor Blackman and Harold Sakata dedicated the pictures to 'Nigger' ?:o:o

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Disco Volante wrote:

Has Honor Blackman and Harold Sakata dedicated the pictures to 'Nigger' ?:o:o

ajb007/lol ajb007/lol ajb007/lol

That's what it appears to look like Andy!!  It could possibly be 'To Nigel' but I think I'm more inclined to say it looks like something else (what you think it says!) It's really hard to make out who it's written to.

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Nigel doesn't have two g's Jamie!!

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Disco Volante wrote:

Nigel doesn't have two g's Jamie!!

Ok, smarty - of course it doesn't!! LOL ajb007/lol ajb007/biggrin  Only kidding mate.

I'm really perplexed as to what is written on the Blackman & Sakata autograph. ajb007/crap

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Prop master Patrick Weymouth's nickname was, in fact, 'Nigger', as I'm sure his son will confirm.  While filming the LIVE AND LET DIE boat chase (which included many black stuntmen) in racially-charged Louisiana in the fall of 1972, Roger Moore and other crew suggested Weymouth change his nickname to 'Chalky'.  The actor who played the Groom in the wedding scene told me this and it's also noted on page 31 of the paperback ROGER MOORE AS JAMES BOND: LIVE AND LET DIE (Pan Books).

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I like all of those except the very last 'Connery' sig. Having studied examples of his signature from 1955 and onwards everything about the style of writing just seems wrong to me. Not just the signature but the dedication also. It features none of the usual Connery handwriting or signature characteristics. In fact I'm so confident that it is a secretarial signature I'd be willing to bet my left nut on it.

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hi

all the above is all correct my dads nickname was nigger till roger heard someone shouting nigger nigger so then he said we need to change that due to where we are so the called him chalky as also stated in rogers book.
i guess all the signatures are real even i have cross referenced them and thought they looked dodgy but why would i need to question them when my dad was props master and was very well known in the films from the 30's up to the early 80's.
the only secretarial signature i have is from marlyn Monroe as it was a christmas card.
i have alot of bond photos not signed too and many signed from stars from the 30's onwards.
any questions feel free to ask.
many thanks
gary weymouth
the prop masters son

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Quoting theweymouth - "i have cross referenced them and thought they looked dodgy but why would i need to question them when my dad was props master and was very well known in the films from the 30's up to the early 80's"

Because your opinion on whether a signature is genuine or not should be formed based on how the signature looks, not on the story behind it.

Here's an example of where a story behind an autograph can be unintentionally misleading.

My brother in law told me about his auntie who had an album signed by all four members of 'The Beatles'. I asked him if it was really genuine, because if so it would be worth a fortune. "Yes" he replied. He then explained how his Auntie Mary had it signed in person at a Beatles concert. I asked if he could possibly arrange for me to see it. Fast forward. We are at his aunties house and she confirms that she got it signed in person at a concert. I look at it and very quickly and come to the conclusion that all four sigs were signed by the same person. Not a genuine signature amongst them. I ask Mary if she is sure that the signatures are real. "Oh yes" she said and reiterated how the album was signed at the concert. I asked her whether she witnessed any of the Beatles actually signing the album. "No" was the answer. The album was taken back stage out of view and returned fully signed shortly afterwards.

The signatures told me what I needed to know. Had I ignored my instincts and accepted the original story first told by my brother in law and then confirmed by his Auntie I may have been tempted to offer some serious cash on a worthless piece of rubbish.

Stories and COA's never, ever count in my book. It's all about the signature, and nothing else. Research, research, research then trust your instinct.

I would be very interested to know how others on this forum would answer the following question:-

Here's the scenario. You're looking for a genuine Connery signature and you've done your homework. You find that last signed shot theweymouth put up of Connery on eBay for a very reasonable opening bid. Would you bid or not?

This reference section is going to go to the dogs if questionable items are to be included. I think that there needs to be a consensus of opinion on photographs of signed items in this section without worrying about hurting peoples feelings. If a new collector cannot get correct guidance here what is the point? Surely I can't be the only one here who thinks that Connery never signed that photograph. Seasoned Bond collector's, where are you?

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Here's the scenario. You're looking for a genuine Connery signature and you've done your homework. You find that last signed shot theweymouth put up of Connery on eBay for a very reasonable opening bid. Would you bid or not?


I would not bid! Because it's a fake autograph of Connery, anyone who has done there homework could see this! It's written out in a woman's hand, and does not even come close to Connery's autograph! I fully agree with what you have written here Grip, well done!

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I have found a couple of shots up for sale and was just wanting to know what peoples thoughts are on how legit the autographs are


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

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

Thanks

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lockers wrote:

I have found a couple of shots up for sale and was just wanting to know what peoples thoughts are on how legit the autographs are


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

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

Thanks


Avoid.

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Yes, those two there of Roger & Timothy are mosst certainly fake - avoid like the plague!