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Counterfeit Coins that Fool Experts

November 8, 2011 10:02:06 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Coins & Numismatics and Lobby

We know that counterfeiters in China can make spot-on Louis Vuitton, nearly-real look-and-feel footwear, and knock-off DVDs that get everything right from the FBI warning to the closing credits, but coins??? Yep, coins. Chinese counterfeiters are knocking off coins - old and new - precious and semi-precious, with increasing quality and accuracy. Read on...

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Forensic Provenance and the Discovery of a New Leonardo da Vinci

November 7, 2011 3:49:50 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Art and Lobby

What a story! A painting known to have existed due to the existence of preparatory drawings by the master and historical evidence that King Charles the First of England had it in his collection, da Vinci's work "Salvator Mundi" (Savior of the World) has turned up literally beneath layers of "overpaint." Read more at CNN.COM, but I found this passage particularly interesing:…read more


Updated Guidelines for Legal Document and Contract Storage

November 7, 2011 1:47:38 AM UTC by CollectorsProof in Accounting & Taxation, Documents, Lawyers & Legal and Lobby

For our members using Collectors Proof to store, time-stamp, and record important legal documents, please note the following: - it is a good practice to mark those items "private" (visible only by you) or "unlisted" (visible only by parties that know the 12-digit item ID, and will not show up in searches) - all postings are subject to our standard policies and the EULA as those…read more


NFL / Buffalo Bills "Game Day Experience" and Collectors Proof!!!

November 5, 2011 3:07:33 AM UTC by cardman1968 in Buffalo Bills, Lobby, NFL, Sports and Game Worn Apparel & Equipment

For Immediate Release: Attention fans of the NFL from Ontario, Canada and the Northeast If you are in the Niagara Frontier region on Sunday morning for this or any other Buffalo Bills home game, be sure to stop by the Bills' Fieldhouse to pick up authentic, memorabila. This Sunday, you will have an opportunity to meet Darryl Najewski, one of our…read more


If You Buy a Fake Using a Fake Coupon...

November 4, 2011 3:42:31 AM UTC by cardman1968 in Lobby

...does it become real? Unfortunately, no. In fact (and I never realized this) a whole host of bad things happen when a fake coupon goes viral in today's wired world. It's fascinating, really, and - if followed to its logical conclusion - means the death of couponing. Read more...,0,434136.story


That Raid Took Some Balls...

November 2, 2011 6:54:30 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Lobby, Sports and Golf

...and clubs, too. Lots of fake balls and clubs were seized by the Golf Anti-counterfeiting Group in the Pudong Yatai Xin Yang Market in Shanghai and Ya Xiu Market in Beijing. A remarkable haul that also resulted in the arrest of key operators. It will be interesting to see if the Chinese Government truly punishes these counterfeiters or gives them a wink-and-a-nod to continue. I wonder if - just by posting this…read more


1:1 Batman Bust Goes on Sale at Sideshow

November 1, 2011 3:08:44 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Comics, Lobby and Newspaper Comics

At 29 inches tall and 22 pounds, this life-sized, hand-painted bust of the Dark Knight -positioned or thrown strategically - deters burglars and headlines any DC collection. I especially enjoyed the Backstory tab on the item description. Sideshow's respect for the comic book medium and the rich tradition of the DC Comics universe is evident in the fine details of this great piece.


Going Drinking? Don't Forget Your Laser

October 31, 2011 7:21:14 PM UTC by CollectorsProof in Absinthe Accessories, Bottles and Lobby

Researchers in the United Kingdom have worked out a way to use lasers to determine the authenticity of whiskey, which, depending on its age, brand and even cask, scatters laser beams differently. The good news is that researchers still haven't come up with a means of determining that you're not really here in town at a convention of Doctors Without Borders, and that the moment you saw her from…read more

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Meet AuthenticateIt

October 29, 2011 4:32:00 PM UTC by CollectorsProof in Autographs, Lobby, Movies, Music, Photographic Images and Sports

One of the many perks of starting a community of collectors focused on authenticity is the great people you "meet" and who load some of the coolest collectibles on the planet. AuthenticateIt is a United Kingdom-based memorabilia authenticator that utilizes an array of scientific and forensic tools and processes to examine some of the most fascinating pieces uploaded to to date. Hand-written Jim…read more


Fake World Series Tickets

October 28, 2011 3:43:02 PM UTC by CollectorsProof in Baseball, Lobby, MLB, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers

The scalper looks like a nice guy, filling a societal need in an inefficient marketplace. The price is right, so you buy the tickets. You grab a soft pretzel and a beer on the way to your seats. Hands full, you arrive as the first inning starts, and a family of four is arrayed across your seats. "There must be a mistake," you think. But one look at your tickets is all the usher needs to know you've been scammed.…read more


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