Another fake ... will it ever end?

Rekrab

Usually wrong.
Ah, right. I should have put two and two together from the thread and figured that out for myself. Boy do I feel dumb. Thanks for explaining, hoochmonkey.
 

Rekrab

Usually wrong.
We could have a contest to see who can come up with the dumbest fake signature on a Buk book. For example: an Ecco reprint inscribed to John Martin: "Good move, selling the catalog to Ecco, John. You always were a better business man than me. Just leave the poems and the ponies and the tall six packs to me, baby...that's my department." Or whatever. Jeez, that sounds like fun, making an obviously faked Buk signed item. The winner gets a signed copy of NEW POEMS VOLUME ONE.
 

chronic

old and in the way
What's really funny(?) is that you could probably get a bundle for it on ebay.

jose leitao said:
Wouldn't it be fun to have a book published after 1994, signed by Buk? :D
I think I mentioned this elsewhere - I once came across an ebay auction for a "signed" Bukowski book. It was signed (badly) on the title page and the 2000 printing date was clearly visible. Kinda sad when thieves are that stupid...
 

zoom man

Founding member
chronic said:
I once came across an ebay auction for a "signed" Bukowski book. It was signed (badly) on the title page and the 2000 printing date was clearly visible.
!!!
Did it sell?
 

chronic

old and in the way
Just so I don't have to key it in...
chronic said:
...In one case, a seller was listing a "signed" book (can't recall which title) with a scan of the (badly) "signed" title page where you could clearly see that it was a 2000 printing. I emailed politely letting him know that it was a fake. He insisted it was not. I pointed out that it would have been difficult to get a man who had been dead for 6 years to sign a book to which he started arguing that 2000 was not a date but some obscure code used by BSP for god knows what reason. I still pestered him and he withdrew the book. A week later it was up there again... different seller name... title page scan carefully cropped to remove the year. This time I emailed ebay directly and the listing was withdrawn.
 

Rekrab

Usually wrong.
Incredible story, chronic. With my artistic skills, a life of crime as a Bukowski forger would look really good to me, if my parents hadn't saddled me with this damned sense of ethics. To think I have to work like a dog selling genuinely rare books on eBay, when all I would need to do is pick up an armful of BSP reprints and some sharpies, and I'd be making money hand over fist.
 

mjp

Founding member
Seems like selling fake Bukowski autographs on eBay isn't quite as easy as it used to be. ;)
 
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