LC autograph auction on Allegro in Poland - a real one???

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LC autograph auction on Allegro in Poland - a real one???

Post by Mirek » Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:04 pm

Here's a link:

http://www.allegro.pl/item141955219_aut ... cohen.html

translation of the first part:

"an autograph of the vocalist which I got during the concert in London in 2004"

Do you believe it's a real LC signature? I personally don't, it doesn't look like his signature.
Was there a concert in 2004 in London? Never heard of one...

I am really surprised,

Mirek

PS. Maybe there's another Leonard Cohen we haven't heard of yet?
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Post by jarkko » Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:12 pm

This is definitely not Leonard's signature - but it pretends to be, made by a very lousy forgerer (the seller himself??)
Of course there was no concert in 2004!
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Post by lizzytysh » Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:12 pm

Well, I was going to try and figure it out, by looking at it, Mirek. But, Barracuda got there first :( . Clearly not a 2004 concert, though.


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Post by tomsakic » Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:31 pm

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Post by lizzytysh » Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:35 pm

OMG :lol: . Thanks, Tom.

It looks like the forger got confused about whose name he even wanted to go with, Leonard's or Marshall McLuhan's :P . Came out looking more like Len McLuhan than anything ~ and "Len" in an autograph?? Hmmm..... :roll:

Seems also to have gotten real confused about whether the slant 'should be 'straight up' with the L ~ or slant to the right ~ or slant to the left ~ he has some of each. Very little there at all that even resembles Leonard's slant. Pitiful attempt, actually.


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Post by tomsakic » Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:45 pm

That's exactly what I was thinking, "Len McLuhlan" ??? :lol:
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Post by lizzytysh » Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:10 pm

:lol: He also failed to be aware that Leonard's nickname, called by those close to him, is Leo not Len... at least I've never heard of the latter :wink: .

On the merger of these two great people, two-for-the-price-of-one doesn't work in this circumstance... though he's obviously trying to run a blue-light special :roll: .


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Post by jarkko » Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:56 pm

...but Leonard never signs his artwork with "Leo"
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Post by lizzytysh » Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:04 pm

Yes, exactly, Jarkko. That was my point with my "Len" comment... even if Len ~ vs. Leo ~ were something he went by with some people, it still wouldn't end up being used like that...


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Post by sakuntala » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:08 am

Starting this again:
is this possibly the same, now migrated to Great Britain and "certified"?
http://cgi.ebay.de/LEONARD-COHEN-autogr ... dZViewItem
Isn't this world a constant source of wonder??????
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Post by lizzytysh » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:20 am

Hi Sakuntala ~

A constant source of "never say die" proofs :wink: .


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Post by tomsakic » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:58 am

I logged into my eBay account and sent this seller warm and short email that his signature is totally FAKE and invited him to see how the real signature loks like on The Leonard Cohen Files.


Did not add "so yo could fake it beter". Maybe the seller simply
know not what he do. (Or something like that:-)
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Post by colin » Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:07 pm

Interesting... The seller The Stanley Gibbons group are a exceedingly well respected company who have been around for absolute years. They are world renowned for dealing in stamps and have published a huge volume of books devoted to the same. It would seem that they've since moved into other collectables. It would seem however, they should reconsider who "certifies" their signatures. . .
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Post by Geoffrey » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:33 am

sakuntala asked:
>. . . is this possibly the same, now migrated to Great Britain and "certified"?


I am not a graphologist, but this one 'feels' authentic.
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