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Posted: 10 May 05, 15:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have bidded (on eBay) for signed Queen GH LP and won.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6529469508&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOAB:US:6

Now, this signiatures look authentic to me, and with the LP comes even the certificate of authenticity.

BUT, what do you think? Are these things most of the time authentic or is there a good chance to get a fake item?

Is there a way to check authenticy?


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Posted: 10 May 05, 15:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A certificate of authenticity means nothing. I could make one on my computer. I would bet that less than 1% of Queen autographs on ebay are real. You could maybe find a real Brian or Roger autograph, but anything signed by Freddie or the entire band...in the same color marker.. Nope..not real.

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Posted: 10 May 05, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for the answers!

They look real to me compared to various other signiatures. And that they are signed with one color marker - I think that this doesn´t mean that much, since color markers don´t cost a fortune, so anyone could buy atleast 4, if this would be beneficial for guarantee of authenticy. Well... I don´t know, I can just hope, that they are real :)

Btw, Ravenetta, where did you buy your signed album?




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Posted: 10 May 05, 18:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Brian one doesn't look real, it is a bit wobbly and bunched up too much. Brians autograph flows

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Posted: 10 May 05, 21:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr. Scully is very accurate on autographs. His site is www.queenconcerts.com

You could also try Jackie at the fanclub site.

I'd go with Scully though.


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Posted: 11 May 05, 02:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey, thanks for the help!

I contacted Mr. Scully and I hope he will take a little time to give his opinion.




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Posted: 11 May 05, 05:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No way are they real at all.

Brian's signature is absolutely awful. I prefer his one now to the one he used to use back in the very early seventies, but even that one flowed much better. Roger's is utter cack, John's is too bunched together and wobbly, and Freddie's is ok, but it's a bit bunched up too.

Check different things, like album covers etc, sometimes they have prints of signatures - theres a good way to check. Also, www.queenconcerts.com (Mr Scully's site) has plenty of pictures of fakes and originals to look at.

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Posted: 11 May 05, 05:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sorry Lisser, didn't see you'd already linked the site

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Posted: 11 May 05, 05:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

to me it's very obvious that these autographs are fake..

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Posted: 11 May 05, 06:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr. Scully replyed me just hours, after I have send him my e-mail, and he is sure, that this ones are fake!

So, thank´s to everyone for your effort, I really apprechiate this!

*Thank you*


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Posted: 11 May 05, 07:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Send the picture to Jacky Smith over e-mail - she'd reply you with the answer - it's one of her duties as I know (she confirmed a couple of Brian's autographs for me).

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Posted: 11 May 05, 09:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pirx wrote:

I have bidded (on eBay) for signed Queen GH LP and won.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6529469508&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOAB:US:6

Now, this signiatures look authentic to me, and with the LP comes even the certificate of authenticity.

BUT, what do you think? Are these things most of the time authentic or is there a good chance to get a fake item?

Is there a way to check authenticy?

If you are in doubt about the authenticity of them why don´t you ask here before you place a bid and not after the auction has ended already? You could have saved a lot of money.

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Posted: 11 May 05, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tilomagnet: I just won the bid, but I did not pay the LP yet - and do not plan to. Since the seller has a 30 day money back guarantee, I´ll try to use this option without paying and then sending it back.

Oh, btw., I kinda wanted it desperately ;) Maybe I´ll learn something from this...


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Posted: 11 May 05, 12:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have two tour programs from the 70's that my cousin had autographed by the band when he toured with them and the John Deacon one looks authentic as does the "B" in Brians' name but their hard to see because of the black sharpie on the black bacground. THis is a tough call.

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Posted: 11 May 05, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pirx wrote:

tilomagnet: I just won the bid, but I did not pay the LP yet - and do not plan to. Since the seller has a 30 day money back guarantee, I´ll try to use this option without paying and then sending it back.

Oh, btw., I kinda wanted it desperately ;) Maybe I´ll learn something from this...

Yes, I hope you can solve that problem and don´t have pay for fake autographs.
By the way here is a list of people who apparently sell fake autographs on ebay frequently, maybe this could help you if you are still looking to buy some there:http://www.queenconcerts.com/index.php?section=collecting&action=autographs&sub=shame

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Posted: 11 May 05, 14:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We have mutually come to decision, that I do not have to pay for the album :) Phew. I almost payed 100$ for an ordinary LP.


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