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CRJSr9
08-25-2011, 05:06 PM
The following information was sent to us by a very well known collector in the autograph industry. He spent only several minutes on eBay and this is what he found. All extremely common mistakes made by the three high profile companies who claim they can authenticate autographs. The sellers of autographs spent good money for the worthless Certificates of Authenticity they received for the following autographs.

James Spence Authentication (JSA)

Here is a beautiful secretarial Rosanna Arquette authenticated as genuine by JSA (James Spence Authentication). This information was discovered over 10 years ago. (link provided)

http://cgi.ebay.com/JSA-AUTHENTICATED-SIGNED-INDEX-CARD-ROSANNA-ARQUETTE-/390135949049?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ad5ea26f9 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FJSA-AUTHENTICATED-SIGNED-INDEX-CARD-ROSANNA-ARQUETTE-%2F390135949049%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3 Ditem5ad5ea26f9)

Here is a beautiful Thomas Dekker signature authenticated as genuine by JSA (James Spence Authentication). The only problem is that it's Dwight Yoakam's signature.

http://cgi.ebay.com/SIGNED-INDEX-CARD-PSA-JSA-GUAR-THOMAS-DEKKER-/120589665207?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c13b443b7 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FSIGNED-INDEX-CARD-PSA-JSA-GUAR-THOMAS-DEKKER-%2F120589665207%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3 Ditem1c13b443b7)
PSA/DNA

A beautiful Jack Lemmon secretarial signature authenticated as genuine by PSA/DNA

http://cgi.ebay.com/Jack-Lemmon-Signed-Auto-Oscar-Winner-Index-Card-PSA-DNA-/330380090187?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cec301b4b (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FJack-Lemmon-Signed-Auto-Oscar-Winner-Index-Card-PSA-DNA-%2F330380090187%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3 Ditem4cec301b4b)

Global

Here is a Global authenticated signature card of Laura Harring
authenticated as Lauren Bacall! Its listed on the Global website.
Lauren Bacall is the most common autograph in the hobby. She has been
famous and signing autographs for over 50 years.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Lauren-Bacall-Big-Sleep-Key-Largo-Signed-Autograph-GAI-/220344467660?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item334d8dc0cc (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FLauren-Bacall-Big-Sleep-Key-Largo-Signed-Autograph-GAI-%2F220344467660%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3 Ditem334d8dc0cc)

(http://www.isitreal.com/mambots/editors/spaw/img_popup.php?img_url=/comp
onents/com_mtree/watermark.php?filename=Arquette1.jpg (http://www.isitreal.com/mambots/editors/spaw/img_popup.php?img_url=/comp))

A common Bob Hope secretarial authenticated as genuine by Global

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bob-Hope-Famous-Comedian-Signed-Autograph-Photo-GAI-/220345131049?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item334d97e029 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FBob-Hope-Famous-Comedian-Signed-Autograph-Photo-GAI-%2F220345131049%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3 Ditem334d97e029)
A common Jack Nicholson secretarial authenticated as genuine by Global

http://cgi.ebay.com/Jack-Nicholson-Western-Cowbo-Signed-Autograph-Photo-GAI-/370145041773?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item562e5d1d6d (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FJack-Nicholson-Western-Cowbo-Signed-Autograph-Photo-GAI-%2F370145041773%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3 Ditem562e5d1d6d)
A common 1990's Demi Moore secretarial authenticated as genuine by Global

http://cgi.ebay.com/Demi-Moore-Charlies-Angels-Ghost-Signed-Auto-Photo-GAI-/220345132261?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item334d97e4e5 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FDemi-Moore-Charlies-Angels-Ghost-Signed-Auto-Photo-GAI-%2F220345132261%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3 Ditem334d97e4e5)
A Charlton Heston secretarial authenticated as genuine by Global

http://cgi.ebay.com/Charlton-Heston-Ben-Hur-Ten-Comman-Signed-Autograph-GAI-/370144471930?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item562e546b7a (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335896190&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FCharlton-Heston-Ben-Hur-Ten-Comman-Signed-Autograph-GAI-%2F370144471930%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3 Ditem562e546b7a)


I should be an authenticator!! This all took me 8 minutes to find on
eBay. There is so much more!

Autograph collector’s name withheld by request. http://www.autographalert.com/news.html

gators241987
08-25-2011, 05:21 PM
as mentioned in the previous post, the first two examples by "JSA" are clearly not from JSA, if people would even bother to look at the link they would know this

jjj5278
08-27-2011, 09:03 PM
Yeah a couple just say "Guaranteed to pass JSA." No where does it say JSA approved it. Some people seem to really have a vendetta against these companies.

gators241987
08-28-2011, 07:55 AM
Yep especially this anonymous website where the guy doesn't state his name or credentials.