The 1976 pocket calendar autograph is bogus
. Which means that the COA's mentioned in support of the item are either just as bogus .... OR .... the individuals on those COA's haven't climbed the "learning curve" as far as Elvis' autographs are concerned.
Taken directly from the pocket calendar auction:
"This pocket calendar was signed backstage in Lake Tahoe in May 1976.
The calendar comes with 3 pieces of documentation :
1) A signed letter from the man that obtained the autograph IN PERSON backstage in Tahoe.
2) A signed certificate of Authenticity from GENE SMITH - Elvis Presley's cousin , confirming that the signature is Elvis Presleys own handwriting.
3) A certificate of authenticity from ESSENTIAL ELVIS U.K One of the u.k's leading Elvis memorabilia dealers."
The March of 2003 auction for the "In The Ghetto / Any Day Now" 45 sleeve is also an obvious fake
Plus, as has already been pointed out, some interesting bidding practices associated with some of those auctions.
"Why do i need to explain on a public messageboard something that is none of your business !!"
It is anybody's business who is a potential customer.
"If you check my feedback you will see that i am 100 % trustworthy !!"
Feedback isn't the end-all indicator of reliability.
"i bought them from a guy who got them at the auction !!"
If you say so, ......... I would have been more likely to take your word for it in the beginning, but not at this point. At any rate, if you speak the truth, I'm sure a genuine COA from B&B will also accompany the records - not just the auction catalog.
"I did sell the records on the 5th June - then i got an e-mail saying that they no longer wanted the records ( she probably read this mesageboard and decided i was untrustworthy ! )- so i relisted them .."
My position is - honest people don't have anything to worry about. IMO, only those people with something to hide dislike honest skepticism and tough inquiry.
sold more than one bogus autograph, ........ there are
some questionable bidding practices associated with your auctions, ............ and it is ODD
that you neglected to mention the B&B association in your first listing of the Sun records (I guess it just seemed incidental at the time..... ehh?).
Caveat Emptor, to say the least. Too bad everyone
isn't as ignorant as some people would like them to be.
...just a fan....
Last edited by N880EP on Sun Jun 08, 2003 6:11 am, edited 3 times in total.