Since the launch of eBay many fans have been duped
by unscrupulous sellers of Elvis collectibles. This report offers fans an
insight on what to look for when thinking of buying any collectable or
memorabilia item. Most importantly - before you bid on any item ask the
seller to verify his/her description statement. The history of how the seller acquired a
particular item will indicate whether or not the item is authentic.
Elvis autographs are probably the most common counterfeit item on
eBay.com Elvis signature is very difficult to authenticate
because there are so many variations in the way Elvis signed his name in
the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's. Below are a few examples of authentic
Always beware of autographs signed with gold or silver paint
"felt" pens as these pens did not go on sale until after Elvis' death. Whenever
considering buying an Elvis autograph, please insist on the history and background of how the
owner came by the autograph. Always ask if Elvis signed the item in person. It is a well know
fact that during the 1970's many fans gave the members of the Memphis Mafia items to be signed
at Elvis concerts or at the Graceland Gates. These minders have since admitted that they could
fake Elvis signature and signed most of the items themselves. The history holds true for fans that
sent requests for autographs by mail to Graceland. Elvis' secretaries admit openly that they could forge
Elvis signature and did on many occasions.
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below samples of authentic
Please read the ebay auction description very carefully
Ask for the history of the
item - how? when? where?
Ask if Elvis signed in person
If the item is signed on a album, postcard or poster ask for the dated printed on the back or at bottom of the item
Very rarely did Elvis sign
his name separately (top &
the example shown as they
are cut-out samples)
Elvis mostly signed Elvis Presley as one word - joined together and usually dashed the "i" in Elvis or not at all -
never with a dot
Elvis handwriting was never smooth he signed as
if in a rush
Take note of every letter separately in both "Elvis"
NOTE: the "s" in "Presley" usually a dead give away that is a "fake" if it has a pointed top. Same with the "r" is "Presley"
On legal document Elvis signed his name neatly and included his middle initial "A" for Aaron as such Elvis A Presley.
Elvis' capital "T" looks like the number "7"
WARNING! Most Elvis scarves are pre-printed signatures not hand signed
as these examples indicate the signatures are the same on
the red, blue & white scarf