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Author Archive: Trotter

eBay antique dealer faked signatures of public figures

Trotter @ Thursday, October 25th, 2012 ()

Update: Mr Formhal's got 10 months in prison. He got off very lightly.
"Southampton Crown Court heard that Formhals, of Keyhaven Road, Milford-on-Sea, was in poor health and suffering from high blood pressure and arthritis.
Imposing the jail term, Judge Peter Henry said the fraud was widespread, planned and significant profit was made from it, but he [...]

Antiques dealer in court case over forging signatures of Churchill, Oliver Cromwell, J.R.R. Tolkien and Elizabeth I

Trotter @ Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 ()

An antiques dealer duped unsuspecting collectors by forging the signatures in books of famous writers like Sir Winston Churchill and Robert Louis Stevenson, a court heard today.
Allan Formhalls found the books and magazines in car boot sales and a recycling centre, added the signature and then sold them on eBay as the real thing, Southampton [...]

Hobbit to Hero: the Making of Tolkien's King Book Launch

Trotter @ Thursday, August 9th, 2012 ()

ADC Books are staging a new book launch on Saturday 11th August 2012 from 10am till 5pm at the Redesdale Hall Moreton in Marsh Gloucestershire GL56 0AW, Elizabeth Stephen will be signing copies on the day of her book "Hobbit to Hero: the Making of Tolkien's King". Stalls covering Tolkien and [...]


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