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Tips On Collecting As A Hobby

Aug 15, 2008
Autographed celebrity photoshas become quite popular over the last few years. This is evident by the numbers of sellers that you can easily find on Ebay. But before you decided to take the plunge into this hobby, beware, as eager as you are to find bargains on Ebay, there are sellers also on Ebay who are as eager as you to defraud you of your money. This is because with modern technology, it extremely difficult for a amateur to tell a fake autographed photo from an authentic one. Some sellers will even go to the extent of providing a fake certificate of authenticity complete with holograms.

As an amateur, one will be sorely tested to differentiate between what's fake and what is authentic. Without the proper skills, it is a forgone conclusion that who will end up the loser. An Ebay seller's good reviews are no guarantee of his integrity or honesty. Most often likely, it refers to just his ability to deliver his goods promptly to his customers. In fact the Federal Bureau of Investigation had arrested and convicted several dealers of fake Autographs before and they all had excellent feedbacks in term reviews and testimonials.

However this is not to say one shouldn't take up collecting Autographed Art as a hobby. In fact one could still have a fruitful and fulfilling hobby picking up Celebrity Collectibles. The only thing is one should know where to look for these items. Furthermore, I highly recommend that as an amateur, you should pick up as much knowledge as possible in respect of Autographed Celebrity Photos. A good place to begin with is to look for experts in this field and see what tips they have to offer in regards to Autographed arts. One such expert in this area is Victor Epand. He is an expert consultant for Autographed celebrity photos, celebrity collectibles, and autographed art.

The whole industry of collectibles is affected when unscrupulous vendors' starts selling fake autographed memorabilia which discredit those who are reputable in this industry. This in turn only serves to dishearten and discourages the honest and serious buyers. To alleviate this dilemma, reputable companies tries to conduct events to educate the serious buyers. They always inform the buyers as to when and where the memorabilia were autographed because the event is usually documented. As for buying from unknown sellers on Ebay, a few simple tips can help you avoid making costly mistakes. One tip is to look at the other items which the seller is selling. One should already be extremely wary of a seller selling an autograph photo and an e-book title "How to make living selling fake autographs"

As mentioned earlier, the best way to avoid costly mistakes is to educate yourself. A little common sense sometimes goes a long way too. Collecting memorabilia is an interesting hobby and it can also be the profitable one provided one just take a few simple steps to safeguard yourself from the costly mistakes others have made in the past.
About the Author
Victor Epand is an expert consultant for autographed celebrity photos, celebrity collectibles, and autographed art. You will find all these things and more when it comes to autographed celebrity photos, celebrity collectibles and tips, and autographed art.
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