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From: Brussels, Belgium
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 05-22-2014 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why did they sign this so small? There was lots of space above the image?


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From: Sacramento, CA
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posted 05-22-2014 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm no expert, but those autographs don't look good to me.


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From: Staten Island, New York USA
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posted 05-22-2014 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They surely don't! Starting with the fact that Conrad always signed 'Charles' not just as 'C.'; Gordon also as 'Richard' and not 'R.A.'; and lastly Bean's is not tight enough and does not end in a prominent 'n'. Also he did not underline as it appears he did in this example. Bad forgery all around; check some legit examples on eBay or this forum for comparison.


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From: Beverly Hills, Calif.
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posted 05-22-2014 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chet   Click Here to Email chet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree with the posts above...this cover is best avoided.


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From: Fairfax, VA, USA
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posted 05-22-2014 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen at least one good "R.A. Gordon", but yes, this item looks like it has slowly-done forgeries.


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From: Italy
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posted 05-23-2014 06:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for vidoz   Click Here to Email vidoz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not authentic to me either. That is why they are so small.

Particularly, the Conrad and Gordon look very similar. They've probably been signed by the same hand. Indeed, the o, n and d in both signatures resemble each other.

As to the Bean, I totally agree with what has already been pointed out by the other cS'ers.

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