Monday, October 24, 2005

Signed V for Vendetta posters...FAKES!!!

This is one of the most foolhardy things I have seen all year. Some bright spark in Australia has decided that the V for Vendetta Film posters would sell for lots more money if they were signed. The posters went on eBay earlier this month and sold to several people. The thing is they were not only "signed" by the cast members but also Alan Moore, my dad and the worlds least enthusiastic 'V for vendetta- the movie' fan. If any of the signatures are real I will eat my copy of V with ketchup. Its not helped by the fact that all of them are done in the same pen, meaning that the cast and my dad got together one day in a cosy little room, sat down and signed these posters all together....Imagine the little bits of banter...

"Mr Moore can you pass me another silver pen...mine's run out..."

"certainly Ms Portman or may I call you Natalie?"

Dad has vehemently opposed being connected with this film, he has not taken any of the option money, and has told Joel Silver personally how he feels about it.
The idea of him signing posters is hilarious. I know they were forged by some abysmal poster selling twerp, but it seems they have not researched their stock even slightly. I feel very sorry for all those who bought these items with their hard earned cash and would advise them to request a refund, leave bad feedback and contact eBay about the forgeries.

The seller says: "Each poster, without exception, is an original HAND SIGNED collectible by all the castmembers listed. We do not sell any reproductions of any kind, and completely guarantee each poster's authenticity. NOT an inkjet print, NOT an autopen, NOT a copy of any sort. This is a studio printed poster direct from the production studio. The poster you see in this listing is the poster you will receive. Every collectible at MovieArtHouse has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity . Our Certificate of Authenticity is recognized by every major insurance carrier worldwide and we financially stand behind it. We have an outstanding reputation for the thoroughness of our research, for our business integrity and for our service to our clients. "

which sounds pretty authentic...Unless you see the jpeg of the actual poster...

My dad's signature is notorioiusly very easy to forge (not that i ever have of course!) but this is not even close... a peremptory glance at another Alan Moore Signature would reveal the disparity.

Ah well, I hope future buyers from this ebayer will be more careful. The fact that he has sold over 400 items and only has 2 negative feedbacks is really alarming. Ebayer Beware!

Thanks to Rich Johnston at Lying in The Gutters for this tip off, well spotted that man!



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jfiller said...

Hey, have you reported this to Ebay? I think it woudl be a grat help if you did. They have other auctions up right now for autographed movie posters. One I almost tried to win, until I readyour blog entry. They are still using the exact same phraseyou quote and are still using the name "MovieArtHouse",but they claim to be in Miami Florida now.

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Moore & Reppion said...

Hi jfiller,
yes, we have informed eBay about this trader (at least twice, I think) but no action seems to have been taken. Please register a complaint yourself if you have seen any posters with signatures that you know to fake on them. Alan Moore has and will never sign a V For Vendetta movie poster.