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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:58 pm 
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Hi everyone,

I am writing this as an alert to those who may be interested in acquiring a signature of Laura's by itself or on an item through eBay, or anywhere for that matter. In the course of looking through LB items on eBay today, I noticed an auction that had closed for what was purported to be an authentic Laura Branigan signed photo. Unfortunately for the bidder that won the item at the final bid of $109.16, he or she will NOT receive Laura's signature, but that of Susan Joseph signing Laura's name, which was a common practice of Joseph's during her tenure as Laura's manager during the years of 1982-1985. This was the scenario for requests that were received outside of concert venues, where via mail fans would ask for an autographed photo of Laura to be sent to them, or fans would send an item or photo for Laura to sign, and then have it sent back. Obviously, if you were at a meet and greet during that time period, you would have seen Laura actually sign an item in front of you, so you would have known it was authentic.

Please also note that you cannot simply trust the authenticity of an item because it comes with a "certificate of authenticity", as many of those are not worth the paper they are written on. Also, in the case of collectors, or even a fan that decides to sell an autographed LB item that was one that had been signed by Joseph, they truly may think they have an authentic LB signature, when in reality they do not. So, it may not be a case of any sort of outright deception, but nonetheless, what a customer would be purchasing would NOT be Laura's signature.

Because of that very situation involving pieces from that time period, there have been fans in the past who have asked us to take a look at signed LB things they have seen and were interested in purchasing, to validate whether the signature is truly authentic as being Laura's before they proceed with a purchase. If not found online, but in a physical store, they have taken pictures and forwarded them to us. We are more than happy to assist anyone in situations like these to ensure that what you are purchasing is indeed authentic.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:56 pm 
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Thanks for the warning Kathy, much appreciated.
I personally don't have the coin at the moment to be ordering expensive Laura based signed items off E-bay, but I am sure some folks do. So what you said could be very important to them!

Especially if I ever put my one of a kind "Silver Dreams" CD with all the words hand written by Laura :wink: , up for sale on e-bay!!! :laughing-rofl: Just kidding around there folks, even if it existed, and I owned it, ain't NO WAY I would sell it, put it into an LB museum maybe, but not sell it! :romance-heartsthree:
(Did I have you going there for a second TF1 ? )

I recently saw 2 photos of Laura's wedding in a Youtube vid, those are the first ones I have ever seen, quite the Happy Couple! A few new vids of Laura have been appearing lately, interviews etc. :banana-dance:


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I had my suspicions about those items myself. Thanks for the head's up Kathy. :handgestures-thumbupleft:

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Thanks for posting this.


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I have to confess a transgression I made a few weeks back :oops: :oops:
I accidently clicked on the WRONG Laura website!!!! :mad: :o
Still not really sure why it is allowed to exist, but I guess that's why I am not a lawyer. But I won't bash lawyers, as one of the smartest and nicest people I have know was a lawyer, another was an engineer.
I bet I can imagine how TF1 would solve the problem :lol:
Anyway, glad the tempers have calmed down from years past, water under the bridge.
I guess thinking about it, we should all try to be friendly, especially at this time of year.

I saw a vid on youtube that puts things into perspective. It is called "He is the Gift Christmas video", it only lasts 3 minutes, but has a great message about Christmas.
Not trying to promote any religion or anything, give it a view, I bet you will enjoy it like I have. :greetings-wavingyellow:


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