Fake Elvis Presley autographs
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9 February 2007
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Since the launch of eBay many fans have been duped by unscrupulous sellers of Elvis collectibles. This report offers fans an insight on what to look for when thinking of buying any collectable or memorabilia item. Most importantly - before you bid on any item ask the seller to verify his/her description statement. The history of How - Where - When the seller acquired a particular item they have for sale as this information will indicate whether or not the item is authentic.
Elvis autographs are probably the most common counterfeit item on sale at eBay Elvis signature is very difficult to authenticate because there are so many variations in the way Elvis signed his name in the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's.Beware of autographs signed in gold or silver. Felt pens did not go on sale until after Elvis' death
Whenever considering buying an Elvis autograph, please insist on the history and background of how the owner came by the autograph. When - Where - How? Always ask if Elvis signed the item in person. It is a well know fact that during the 1970's many fans gave the members of the Memphis Mafia items to be signed at Elvis concerts or at the Graceland Gates. These minders have since admitted that they could fake Elvis signature and signed most of the items themselves. The history holds true for fans that sent requests for autographs by mail to Graceland. Elvis' secretaries admit openly that they could forge Elvis signature and did on many occasions