From: S Nobile
Friday, February 15, 2013 8:02 AM
Subject: Authentication and Appraisal
I was wondering if you could take a look at some autographs for me to see if they are authentic.
The first one Smallville is apparently signed by Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum and Kristin Kreuk.
The second one is apprantly signed by Alicia Silverstone.
If they are authentic what would you appraise them at?
Thanks for your help.
Alicia Silverstone’s signature shows a consistent slant and formation which match characteristics that are familiar to other exemplars we have come to examine from the signer.
The specific way in which the letter “A” is formed and the consecutive pointed strokes after it, tell me this autograph must be about 10 years old. I did some research of my own and this photo took place at the Moulin Rouge L.A. premiere in 2001. So I strongly believe this signature is authentic.
Her signature on this type of photo has a market value of $40.00 – $50.00
In regards your Smallville photo, I regret to inform you all three signatures have been badly forged.
- Kristin Kreuk’s first loop forming what looks like a stretched letter “O” is not the way she signs her autograph. Also, Kristin always crosses out her signature right across the middle, showing she is cautious and a very reserved person. The signer of this forgery, however draws the loop over the signature showing a totally different individual.
- Tom Welling’s autograph has no puzzle for me to solve; looks like it is something the forger just came up with right off the top of their head. Tom’s signature is completely different.
- Regarding Michael Rosenbaum’s signature, obvious red flag; (which makes me not bother with the rest of the forgery) is Michael’s “M”. He always slants upwards and when there is no slant, the letter always starts at one point growing higher or bigger towards the third prong, never the other way around.
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