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Old 07-06-2017, 12:24 PM
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Default Is this negro league poster Authentic.

Just got it in the mail today.

Was told it is real, but here are my concerns.

1. The back of the poster is bright white. (it is glued to the cardboard, so could it be possible that it stayed white over the years from lack of sunlight?)

2. The cardboard that it is glued onto seems relatively new. (I photographed the cardboard).

One thing that leads me to believe it could be real are the touch ups done to it in sharpie (why would someone go through the effort of attempting to fix a reprint?)

Anyways,

I am leaning towards fake but here at the photos.

Please let me know your thoughts.





















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Old 07-06-2017, 12:52 PM
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If it came from Ohio or Indiana its FAKE. Still could be fake if its from other states, but these 2 have the most fraud items.

Other thought would be to find one of these at a major auction house that sold for big bucks and compare the two, the clarity etc.

I know there are many fakes of this particular one so I'd say the possession arrow is pointing toward no good.
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:07 PM
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I compared to the ones that went at major auction and the texture seems right as they all have a gloss to them. I think this white backing is what is ringing my fraud alarm off. I don't get how this can be white on the back unless it was glued from the beginning. If this is a 1945 poster, how can the cardboard and tape on cardboard be new? lol

Along with what Paul said, I think It's a fake as it came from IL which is pretty close haha
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I don't like the white back either. If it has been glued to the cardboard for a long time the acidity should have browned the back. If it was glued recently, one would have to ask why.

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Old 07-06-2017, 01:39 PM
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Good looking poster. I have no idea if it's a fake, though. I'd trim off the excess cardboard and frame it up!
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Here is a link to the auction....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Negro-League-Baseball-Monarchs-vs-Harlem-Victory-Field-ORIGINAL-VINTAGE-POSTER-/322572931395?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=bGART68s1jc2E447DP6DghzwthQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

I can tell you Stephen that I would have never have purchased this (not for $200) based on the picture and description.

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Old 07-06-2017, 02:18 PM
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Good looking poster. I have no idea if it's a fake, though. I'd trim off the excess cardboard and frame it up!
That is what I intended on doing was it real haha.
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:20 PM
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Good looking poster. I have no idea if it's a fake, though. I'd trim off the excess cardboard and frame it up!
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Here is a link to the auction....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Negro-League-Baseball-Monarchs-vs-Harlem-Victory-Field-ORIGINAL-VINTAGE-POSTER-/322572931395?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=bGART68s1jc2E447DP6DghzwthQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

I can tell you Stephen that I would have never have purchased this (not for $200) based on the picture and description.

Jeff

Well it's a 350-400 poster so not liek I was getting a steal of a deal after framing to cover the cardboard. I messaged him asking many questions and he stated he has been in the business 30 years and knew paper like the back of his hand and guaranteed original. That's why I did it. Thanks for putting the auction on blast. Good Stuff
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:31 PM
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Default Rather Iffy......

....in my opinion the cardboard itself raises the "Red Flags". The first 5 photos the OP shows seem to define the cardboard as corrugated. This type of material would be a poor choice to mount something on. The entire deal does not pass my smell test. I am no expert but do have 1/2 dozen broadsides in my collection...none were ever mounted on such a material. I would also point out the sloppy careless way the cardboard was cut on the vertical edge. If I am way off base ...congrats on a nice historical item.
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:37 PM
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Not that it's conclusive but something in that shape should probably smell musty and old. Does it?
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