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Old 03-12-2017, 09:27 PM
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Tht Cobb is not authentic, he whole signature exhibits shakiness and heavy pressure, and the letter formations aren't right their. Plenty of good Cobb pieces out there, and as others have said estate sales are very shaky and aren't really a great place to buy autos unless it's verified that they had as large collection.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:28 PM
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Sorry if my knowledge is not as "advanced" as yours but even without being a self proclaimed expert as yourself, my eyes could spot that this was not a good Cobb autograph. Please feel free to keep us without the "advanced knowledge" in our place.

I have no idea if the earlier comment was aimed at you, and it's not my place to comment on the tone, but I think the sentiment is reasonable.

There are people who will base a purchase on the feedback they get here (whether that is advisable or reasonable is a separate discussion) and there are many people who are willing to post their "best guess" without really being all that familiar with identifying fakes. This can result in burying the opinions of true experts who really know what they are looking at among opinions that are not really worth all that much...
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:53 PM
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And I agree that people do sometimes base their purchases on the opinions given here. That has always been my biggest reason for not chiming in because I don't want to be that reason. But having been a collector for around 40 years now I have picked up on a lot of the ins and outs of things and was reasonably confident with all the things wrong with that Cobb I could give an opinion. Ive collected several Cobb autographs over the years and have spent a great deal of time familiarizing myself with his autograph so I can make wise purchases without getting burned so to speak. I will never claim to be the expert some here are that is for sure to me its a hobby to some here it is how the make their living.
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:08 PM
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And I agree that people do sometimes base their purchases on the opinions given here. That has always been my biggest reason for not chiming in because I don't want to be that reason. But having been a collector for around 40 years now I have picked up on a lot of the ins and outs of things and was reasonably confident with all the things wrong with that Cobb I could give an opinion. Ive collected several Cobb autographs over the years and have spent a great deal of time familiarizing myself with his autograph so I can make wise purchases without getting burned so to speak. I will never claim to be the expert some here are that is for sure to me its a hobby to some here it is how the make their living.
We are the same on this. I don't know the person who commented but my gut feeling is that he was referring to the type of people who just throw out their opinions without really knowing much of anything.

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