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    Quote Originally Posted by peripheral View Post
    Is it just me, or is the market becoming increasingly flooded with bullshit King sigs? Has it just always been this way, or is King's popularity going through a hot wave, and so the market for fugazi signatures follows? The above signature posted by T-Dogz is from an online seller with an excellent reputation with this group. And these two examples I'm posting below are from a UK seller who I've dealt with before and also has an excellent reputation (to me and to at least a few others on here, that I'm aware). But, yet, these are getting through experienced sellers...

    Stephen King (1990) 'Four Past Midnight', SIGNED first edition

    Stephen King (1996) 'Desperation', signed first edition 1/1
    I've dealt with this seller as well; even met him in person when he traveled to the U.S. and bought one of my books. Sat down and had a drink with him and chatted about book collecting in general and S. King in particular. He strikes me as a sincere and straight up guy. My gut feeling is that he's not passing bad sigs intentionally. This would be a case of him being fooled himself and/or a case of inexperience on his part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by divemaster View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by peripheral View Post
    Is it just me, or is the market becoming increasingly flooded with bullshit King sigs? Has it just always been this way, or is King's popularity going through a hot wave, and so the market for fugazi signatures follows? The above signature posted by T-Dogz is from an online seller with an excellent reputation with this group. And these two examples I'm posting below are from a UK seller who I've dealt with before and also has an excellent reputation (to me and to at least a few others on here, that I'm aware). But, yet, these are getting through experienced sellers...

    Stephen King (1990) 'Four Past Midnight', SIGNED first edition

    Stephen King (1996) 'Desperation', signed first edition 1/1
    I've dealt with this seller as well; even met him in person when he traveled to the U.S. and bought one of my books. Sat down and had a drink with him and chatted about book collecting in general and S. King in particular. He strikes me as a sincere and straight up guy. My gut feeling is that he's not passing bad sigs intentionally. This would be a case of him being fooled himself and/or a case of inexperience on his part.
    Yes, I completely agree. In my interactions with him (online), he seems a genuine, lovely, enthusiastic book collector (We discussed King a lot at one stage, and I was negotiating a big sale of three inscribed books - alas, it wasn't to be). But that's kind of my point - fakes are filtering through - even to the good guys - and it seems like it's happening a lot.

    You know, I've read and heard about that old site "SKfakes" that was run by a few members here (previous and current, I think?). I have heard the site had its problems, and not sure how much popular / viable / effective it was, but I wonder whether something like that might be worth reviving again? A few of us chime in on Facebook collector groups when people query sigs, but with King collectibles rising in price, so are the scammers, and seemingly getting better at the fakes (auto pens, etc). I don't know - DT hosts some of the world's biggest King collectors, and we (as members) all benefit from those members when querying the authenticity of sigs on this thread. Just seems like some of the old-timers/collector canons on here could play a real role in the broader King collecting world re authenticating King sigs?

    Anyway, I'm just thinking out loud here. These shysters and their fugazi's piss me off...


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    In effect we have become the replacement for the SKFakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    In effect we have become the replacement for the SKFakes.
    Just missing the main people... Ceri, Bob, Greg and Dave!
    I have PS - Skeleton Crew Signed/Lettered for Sale, Trade or Swap. Layaway possible
    I soon will have PS - 'Salem's Lot Signed/Lettered for Sale. Trade or Swap. Layaway possible

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    Two interesting signatures ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stockerlone View Post
    Two interesting signatures ....

    The King one is fake.
    I have PS - Skeleton Crew Signed/Lettered for Sale, Trade or Swap. Layaway possible
    I soon will have PS - 'Salem's Lot Signed/Lettered for Sale. Trade or Swap. Layaway possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rabbit Trick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Stockerlone View Post
    Two interesting signatures ....

    The King one is fake.
    I agree
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/STEPHEN-KING...3D322519346585

    1, maybe 2, look like they could be real, but 3 of them look suspicious to my eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCCBodhi View Post
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/STEPHEN-KING...3D322519346585

    1, maybe 2, look like they could be real, but 3 of them look suspicious to my eye.
    One maybe... I hate that


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    i think The Stand is good. The rest are crap.

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    All are terrible. Not even close.

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    Lots of bids on this one ending soon:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stephen-King...QAAOSw8HBZJEyr
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    Quote Originally Posted by becca69 View Post
    Lots of bids on this one ending soon:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stephen-King...QAAOSw8HBZJEyr
    I wrote him and told him this is being reported. Wow.. shocked someone woudl bid on this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by becca69 View Post
    Lots of bids on this one ending soon:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stephen-King...QAAOSw8HBZJEyr
    I wrote him and told him this is being reported. Wow.. shocked someone woudl bid on this!
    Looks like he has sold multiple fake King signed books if you look thru their feedback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by becca69 View Post
    Yikes! Of course there's the caveat - "I don't have any proof that it is actually his signature"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdwyer19 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by becca69 View Post
    Yikes! Of course there's the caveat - "I don't have any proof that it is actually his signature"!
    And it's been on her bookshelf for years!
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    These eventually went for $941.00!! Quite a few bidders in the mix too, so someone is NOT going to be very happy when they figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCCBodhi View Post
    These eventually went for $941.00!! Quite a few bidders in the mix too, so someone is NOT going to be very happy when they figure it out.
    I really wish there was a way for bidders to be notified or at least a ticker on the auction to show when someone has flagged an item and how many times. A "buyer beware" sort of thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by becca69 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TCCBodhi View Post
    These eventually went for $941.00!! Quite a few bidders in the mix too, so someone is NOT going to be very happy when they figure it out.
    I really wish there was a way for bidders to be notified or at least a ticker on the auction to show when someone has flagged an item and how many times. A "buyer beware" sort of thing.
    That would cut into eBay profits!
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    I like the STEPHEN in The Stand....not loving the G in the KING....so I am on the fence about it.

    The other four....I do not like.
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    Crap signed EOTD.

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    Nice Dolso case. Too bad the book is a 2nd printing.
    Stephen King 11/22/63 Signed First Edition in wood slipcase & COA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Nice Dolso case. Too bad the book is a 2nd printing.
    Stephen King 11/22/63 Signed First Edition in wood slipcase & COA
    ......and has a horrible sticker on the inside.
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