Brando - SCARCE Pre-Godfather Brando signature
After collecting autographs for 25 years one rarely
comes across an EXCEPTIONAL museum quality piece that stands out above
all the rest. I have seen a
number Brando autographs
over the years, however, this is indeed the most striking, authentic
example I have ever seen. Everything about this piece makes it
unquestionable Brando GENUINE handwriting and vintage ballpoint pen
signature, the personal inscription, the medium, Star Sporting Goods in
, apparently acquired while Brando was shopping.
The date made by the recipient, also in aged, vintage ink. The
aging and vintage remnants including tape maybe once used to display
(all of these "natural" characteristics that make it virtually
impossible for forgers to duplicate).
Compared to most of the scribbled, un-inscribed Brando
signatures, this vintage autographed treasure stands out above all
others I have seen in every way! And, the well known fact that Brando
loathed signing autographs and hence, there are SCARCELY few authentic
examples on the market, make this an extraordinary find!.
Ballpoint signature and inscription, “To Carol, Regards,
Marlon Brando,” on an off-white 4 x 5 sheet of Hank Kroof’s Star
Sporting Goods stationery. Some scattered light wrinkling and creasing,
collector’s date notation of May 8, 1971, to top right, small tape
remnants to top corner tips and a bit of light soiling, otherwise fine
As most collectors know Brando was infamous for his
distain to autograph seekers, and would even get “unfriendly” when
approached. On the other
hand Brando sometimes had a “soft spot” for the working man or woman
such as waitresses and in this case a retail store clerk. Apparently,
once in a great while, he had brief moments of
consideration for such people.
Years ago I purchased a Brando autograph from a waitress who
obtained his signature after she gave him his meal check (and she
didn’t even ask him for it). At
the same time she said three people approached him and he asked them to
leave him alone. Another
soft spot for Brando were people associated with Native Americans.
So, while it wasn’t impossible to obtain his autograph, it
was just impossible for the autograph seeker. Hence, genuine
Brando autographs are extremely Scarce!
Because of the value, SCARITY and high desirability
of Marlon Brando autographs he has become a prime target for the forgers
selling on the internet auction sites. Fortunately Brando’s
distinctive style makes forgeries easily detectable to the experienced
eye. Still, as high as 98% of Brando autographs from online auction
sites are fake.
So beware! There are even a few more sophisticated forgers
who use old paper torn from old books. Remember the Certificate of
Authenticity is worthless unless it comes from a reputable source that
has been in business for a number of years, doesn't SOLELY sell on Ebay
and most important offers a lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
a chance to own an unquestionably RARE, authentic vintage
autograph with the most highly regarded authentication certification in
the autograph industry. Authenticity Guaranteed for Life. PSA Certified.
If you ever wanted to own a
GENUINE, EXCEPTIONAL Marlon Brando autograph, this is the one!
Most likely the BEST you will ever see!