Kevin Keating’s Newest Inventory And FAQ’s

This week we have some really great items on our advance preview list and even more new acquisitions are listed on our website http://www.qualityautographs.com. We’re certain the items listed below will go quickly. Be sure to contact us at 800-241-4809 or qualityautographs@msn.com to reserve your finds early. This weeks autograph highlights include: Babe Pinelli and Don Larsen, Joe Medwick, Jim Gilliam, Alex Rodriguez, and much more. Check out our inventory today!

Kevin’s Weekly Collecting Tips & FAQ

Q:Â How does one identify a forger? (Continued from last week)
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Forgers use paths of least resistance to place his/her wares into the market. These sales’ paths typically fit into three categories: 1) To the unsuspecting collector; 2) to the unknowledgeable vendor or 3) by way of a “cut-out,” that is, by way of a third-party seller.Â
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We mentioned the first category, “the unsuspecting collector”, the 2nd category – “the unknowledgeable vendor” and this week we’ll discuss:
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3)    By way of a “cut-out,” that is, by way of a third-party seller-Here the forger uses a method for selling the items that protects his exposure by way of selling them through an on-line outlet or by consigning the items to an auction. Here the forger can and often does use alias’s to remain anonymous. If the auction accepts and sells the items, the forger gets paid and can remain detached from the seller. By using a false name, the forger can also fade away so that if the item(s) are ever put into question, the forger may not be located and the third-party seller and/or the buyer will be left with no monetary recourse. If the items are rejected at some point where the forger is still attached to them, the forger may easily dismiss his accountability by stating something like, “Oh gosh, thanks for telling me these items are no good-I had no idea. They belonged to my Father who recently died and left them to me. I only Thank God that he is not here to hear that someone duped him by selling these to him-please just return them to me and I’ll make sure to destroy them”-or some similar story that provides the forger plausible deniability for his work.
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More on this topic next week. We welcome your comments or questions as well to post in future newsletters.
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Thank you for choosing Quality Autographs as one of your premier sources for building your sports autograph collection and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Kevin Keating
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