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« Reply #160 on: May 22, 2014, 02:18:47 PM »

Nice examples!  Did you get them in person?
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« Reply #161 on: May 22, 2014, 02:36:58 PM »

Thank you-I wish I got them in person!
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« Reply #162 on: August 14, 2016, 10:39:13 AM »

Unfortunately, we all can't get autographs in person.  I've been looking at authentication services and if one can get a PSA/DNA or JSA authentication, not at sport/celebrity shows or events, and if the seller's lifetime coa includes a willingness of the seller to refund your money if it does not pass PSA/DNA or JSA authentication.  (The reason I say not at sport/celebrity shows or events is because PSA/DNA or JSA sets up booths to authenticate autographs right there, but the person may not be an expert in that field.  For example, a Clint Eastwood signature expert may not be there and is more familiar with sports signings.  If he fails to recognize a version of Clint's signature, then he will fail it.)  Now, does that mean that if you have a PSA/DNA or JSA authentication it means you have the real McCoy?  NO!  However, if you have done your homework and are familiar with Clint's autographs, secretarials, autopen, fake signatures, then there is a high percentage you've got the real McCoy. 
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« Reply #163 on: August 14, 2016, 10:47:10 AM »

Some other things to consider.  Can you get Clint's signature from a canceled check, contract, letter using his stationary and heading (note: the stationary can be authentic, but the signature could be secretarial) or other document, then it makes a stronger case for it being authentic.  If a celebrity is a difficult signature to get, and is deceased (making it even more difficult), then probably this is a good way to go.  For example, Leonard Nimoy did not sign a lot of autographs and there is great demand.  Thus, there are many, many fakes out there.  It does not cost much to forge a signature on a photo or blank card.  If it's on an item of value such as a Star Trek contract, then most likely it is real.  Forgers will not put out a lot of money to fake it (although an item that could go for hundreds of thousands or more could be by a skilled criminal).
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« Reply #164 on: February 05, 2017, 08:54:48 AM »

Hoping for some help with an autograph, but don't seem to be able to attach a photo?
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« Reply #165 on: February 05, 2017, 10:20:26 AM »

You need to upload the photo to an image hosting site like Imgur.com. See this post for help:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=2338.msg222007#msg222007
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« Reply #166 on: February 06, 2017, 05:20:27 AM »

Thanks KC

I have bought Clint's photo on Ebay from 100% seller very long list of sales in this genre, paid about $100 on auction and I did feel lucky!  But then read this thread, and now I am not sure... hope you can help with some thoughts.

 Love the photo, which by amazing coincidence is this sites banner choice, which I found later.  Not 100% sure which movie it matches closest ... Pale Rider looking brim, and Clints approx age.


What do you think?  Do I really want to know?
The start of the C bothers me, checked secreterials and luckily didnt find any that matched.




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« Reply #167 on: February 06, 2017, 07:55:13 AM »

The picture is from Unforgiven, which I recommend highly, if you've never seen it.

As to the autograph, I have no expertise, but our resident expert, palooka, will usually stop by to answer questions like these. :)

Oh, and welcome to the Board! 8)
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« Reply #168 on: February 07, 2017, 02:58:04 AM »

I'd certainly never describe myself as an "expert". I've just been looking at his signature for many years.

What I can say is the above image is not an autograph I would have bought. Maybe the supplier has an image of it being signed? Which is becoming ever more standard practice these days.
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« Reply #169 on: February 08, 2017, 06:35:53 AM »

Appreciate the thought (ya big palooka), I am happy with idea of people with long experience having a gander.  Unforgiven... doesnt get much better:-), so many great movies for this Oz fan.

Is it the smudginess that makes you pass or  not close to any Clint signing you have ever seen? 

I thought when I bought very free flowing and fast given the crossovers, and it would have been hard for a forger to shape to the curve of the brim that freely.  It is the 'C' that I have picked on starting on the wrong spot. The large lassoo E going through the T  looks so smooth confident and at the right angle for late "Eastwoodie."

Love the photo, and the signature even 60% likely to be Clint is fine for me, looks better in real life than scan.  I will check back with the seller about a signing photo, none offered with sale.

I gotsa know (being a mere punk)
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« Reply #170 on: February 08, 2017, 11:39:59 AM »

Oh, another Aussie Clint fan. There have been a lot of them on this board, and one of our Mods is from Oz. You'll find one of our longest threads is in the Off Topic forum for Aussies.

Stick around, Palest. We can use more true fans on this board, and sometimes just one person's enthusiasm can reignite the whole board. It gets quiet around here sometimes, but it's a good community.

As for the signature, sometimes it's better not to even know. I have a signature that someone told me was probably authentic. I framed it with my favorite Josey Wales photo, and it's one of my favorite things. But, I'm afraid to find out it's not real, so I won't post it here. I just like to think it is.  :)
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« Reply #171 on: February 08, 2017, 01:03:42 PM »



As for the signature, sometimes it's better not to even know. I have a signature that someone told me was probably authentic. I framed it with my favorite Josey Wales photo, and it's one of my favorite things. But, I'm afraid to find out it's not real, so I won't post it here. I just like to think it is.  :)

Sounds familiar  ;)
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« Reply #172 on: February 13, 2017, 06:33:37 AM »

Appreciate the thought (ya big palooka), I am happy with idea of people with long experience having a gander.  Unforgiven... doesnt get much better:-), so many great movies for this Oz fan.

Is it the smudginess that makes you pass or  not close to any Clint signing you have ever seen? 

I thought when I bought very free flowing and fast given the crossovers, and it would have been hard for a forger to shape to the curve of the brim that freely.  It is the 'C' that I have picked on starting on the wrong spot. The large lassoo E going through the T  looks so smooth confident and at the right angle for late "Eastwoodie."

Love the photo, and the signature even 60% likely to be Clint is fine for me, looks better in real life than scan.  I will check back with the seller about a signing photo, none offered with sale.

I gotsa know (being a mere punk)

The signature itself looks wrong. Nothing to do with the flow etc of the ink
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