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Will photo of signing autograph help with verification process?

Hi, my son asked if submitting photo of signing the autograph will help with verification process of the autograph?
I didnt know and I didnt find any info on the site. The callback queue is full for today so I thought I would ask you guys.


  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,224 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 12, 2022 7:32AM

    It ideally shouldn't matter. Each autograph has to stand on its own.

    It will be a tough lesson to learn at some point, but some autographs that you witness being signed might not pass third party authentication if they are too far outside of the range of recognized examples (too sloppy, too rushed, etc.).

    As I always say, an autograph has to not only be authentic, it has to be authenticatable.

  • Thanks JBK, Ive had that happen to old LP autographs by bands.

  • JMS1223JMS1223 Posts: 1,085 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I learned that lesson the hard way when I purchased an in person Harrison Ford signed photo years ago for nearly $300 thinking it was a pretty good deal (Ford’s autograph was $700 for regular looking ones at the time). When I changed my collecting focus and decided to sell it I could only get $30 despite the COA and photo proof of it being signed. It was simply not authenticatable due to signature looking very different than his usual signatures.

  • Ouch, Ive had that happen to a Eagles LP.

  • IronmanfanIronmanfan Posts: 5,402 ✭✭✭✭

    It's also vey hard to prove that the person signing is actually signing the item in question


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  • Hers the photo I was going to submit with the autograph.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,224 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Make 100 copies of the photo and get a hundred more comic books (if that's what's shown in the photo - I can't see it). Then forge the autograph on the hundred comics and you'll have photo "proof" that they're real.

    That's the way some fraudsters do it. ;)

    The photo is a nice memento of a special experience but it does not prove anything about the autograph.

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