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Re: Allan Formhals Fakes and Forgeries
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Did tolkienfkesignature win the auction????

Posted on: 2013/8/8 9:45


Re: Allan Formhals Fakes and Forgeries
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I don't have a strong view on this one way or the other. I don't have a great interest in or knowledge of signed items full stop. While it isn't healthy for collecting in general for people to get ripped off, ultimately if they don't do their research then they leave themselves open to this type of thing - whether the seller is aware of the fake or has themselves been duped.

Don't get me wrong, I don't disagree with private individuals getting involved, I just raise the thought for discussion - a moral maze type question if you will. Somewhere down this road is a line not to be crossed, but where is it? Who decides what is genuine and what is fake? How far should one go to prevent a sale, etc.

Posted on: 2013/8/6 15:04


Re: Allan Formhals Fakes and Forgeries
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While I agree that this signature may well be a fake, is this not vigilantism?

Posted on: 2013/8/6 13:57


Re: A Spring Harvest
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Methinks if I am ever going to find a copy of this book, it isn't going to be through ABE... too many of you guys in front of me in the Wants list queue.

Posted on: 2013/8/6 9:18


Re: Allan Formhals Fakes and Forgeries
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I have set up a new ebay buyer called tolkienfkesignature, he will almost certainly cancel my 7000 Euro bid, no intention of paying, but I hope it might stop some people bidding.


Bidder ids are hidden so your id is not visible to others.

IMHO your bid is more likely to give the item some credibility rather than put others off. Also, if you have outbid others at the end of the auction, the seller can still second chance offer to them after you pull out.

Posted on: 2013/8/6 9:15



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