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Elton John real or fake

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  • SO IS THIS COA WITH IT FAKE OR REAL

  • JBKJBK Posts: 8,224 ✭✭✭✭✭

    COAs are essentially worthless. They only serve to provide a provenance and maybe tell you whose opinion was given.

    Until a couple decades ago, serious and respected autograph dealers would mostly refuse to issue COAs, and only issued a bill of sale worth a money back guarantee. The reason was that too many people put blind faith in COAs.

    Who is Berkshire Autographs and Memorabilia? How long have they been in business? Who is the "expert" who signed the pretty COA (you can buy the fancy paper at Staples)? Is the guarantee transferable?

    A COA does not make a signature authentic. It only tells you whose opinion said that it is authentic.

  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 3,413 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Who really knows?

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 19,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd avoid any modern autographs unless they were:

    1. Signed in person.

    2. Fully readable and not a "scribble" autograph.

    I also wouldn't pay serious money for any modern autograph or pay anyone to sign. Keep it an inexpensive hobby.

    All glory is fleeting.
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