I just happen to stumbled on a huge massive historical collections by an ebay seller asplendore - http://stores.ebay.com/asplendore - just recently the other day on ebay. I was in awe just going through pages after pages seeing historic figures and rare items you don't normally see everyday. Why would this person sell on ebay of all places when we all know ebay is an easy destination to sell forgeries and counterfeit items. Why not consign to trusted big name auction houses like Sotheby's or Heritage Auctions? Both have location in the Los Angeles areas. Then I begin to investigate into it more...just as I expected. The seller is selling FAKES!
The following listed items this crooked seller knowingly know were duplicated or forged currently available for sale or sold in the past are: Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. ,Cesar Chavez, Jackie Kennedy, Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, Franklin D. [continued below]....
..... Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt ,Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II, George W. Bush, Ted Kennedy, Theodore Roosevelt, Mikhail Gorbachev , Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Martin Van Buren, Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Harry Truman, Herbert Hoover, Gerald Ford, Grover Cleveland, Calvin Coolidge, Andrew Jackson ,James Buchanan, Woodrow Wilson ,Bill Clinton ,Hillary Clinton, Lyndon B. Johnson, William H. Taft, Mother Teresa, Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell, Jayne Mansfield, Lucille Ball, Phil Hartman, Nat King Cole, Gary Cooper, Frank Sinatra, Diana Ross, Ringo Starr, Wally O'Malley, Babe Ruth ,Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams ,Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Ty Cobb, Jimmie Foxx, Pete Rose, Steven Spielberg, Bill Russell, Fay Wray, Ed Sullivan, Brittany Murphy, Buzz Aldrin ,J. Edgar Hoover, Jefferson Davis ,Ernest Hemingway, Alfred Hitchock, Robert E. Lee, Walt Disney, Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Jim Henson, Wayne Gretzky, Shirley Temple, John Wayne, Joe Louis, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Tom Hanks, Sammy Davis Jr., Hugh Grant, Kiefer Sutherland, Clint Eastwood, Mark Twain, Lee Harvey Oswald, J.D. Salinger ,Charles Lindbergh, Grace Kelly, Jesse Owens ,John Wooden ,Neil Armstrong, Demi Moore , Dr. Seuss, etc. There was nobody they wouldn't do. Dead or alive, they didn't care. The only thing they care was making more money.
Majority of the expensive signed items are not authenticated by a third-party authentication services raised questions if they are even real in the first place. The least that the seller can do is get a professional appraisal specialist to look over their questionable items of it true authenticity. The seller have no business selling these craps on ebay if proven fake. Ebay need to do it part and restricted these types of sale on their auction website until seller proven its authenticity through a reputable third-party autograph authenticators.
I calculated the total sold merchandise on ebay in the whole month of February 2012 for this seller and add up to nearly $100k alone. Using this statistics, this seller made over 1 million dollars in 2011. Since they been in business since 2002. They made roughly $12 million in the last decade in fraud.
The seller need to come clean. Admit it to the crime. Tell the world they were wrong. Refund everybody's money and turn themselves in. I'll make it easy for them. Here's a list of some numbers below that are useful to make this process go faster:
FBI - Los Angeles office (310) 477-6565 or 1-800-CALLFBI
Los Angeles Police Dept 1-877-ASK-LAPD (1-877-275-5273)
For the victims:
-Call your local police and make a report.
-After filing a police report then report the incident to Ebays Fraud Department and submit the police report number
-Contact Paypal or your Credit Card and initiate a dispute to get your money back.
-Leave negative feedback on the seller on ebay to warn other buyers.