Kirby Signature I just bought?
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Blastaar   
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Sorry posted this on another thread, new to this site. Just bought Jack Kirby signature that was part of a pin set on Ebay. There are several more listed, you can find them searching Jack Kirby Signature Collection Pin set. Questions I have about it are does $100-$150 seem too low to be authentic and it states this collection is from 1995, year after he passed. Thoughts on if these are legit or not?

 

 

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seanfingh   
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$100-$150 definitely does not seem too low.

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revat   
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  • We have unpaid interns to hold each slab on display.  Since light is bad for comics, they mostly sit in the dark.  Come to think of it, there's probably no good reason we make them hold the slabs above their heads.

if one wanted to forge some Kirby sigs for profit, it would make more sense to forge sigs on comics, not go through the trouble of making these pins and these sets and number them and likely have to sell them retail or through a distributor, and probably deal with licensing and stuff.   Not that they (or someone) didn't profit on these initially, I'm sure they did.  Just with so many out there now from various sellers in various places, the odds are its not some huge conspiracy, and odds are also decent that if people suspected fakery, it would be out there on the internet by now with how commonly these are available.  If you think the price is somewhat low, its probably because of the availability.  there seem to be plenty on the bay.

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pemart1966   
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If this item was made in 1995 then I don't know how Jack could have signed it.  As well from what I understand, his wife was signing quite a bit on his behalf - that might be her signing his name...

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revat   
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40 minutes ago, pemart1966 said:

If this item was made in 1995 then I don't know how Jack could have signed it.  As well from what I understand, his wife was signing quite a bit on his behalf - that might be her signing his name...

its only a year after he passed, there's no telling when the items were actually printed.  The project may have been in the works for a while before distribution.  Or yes, they could possibly be his wife or something. 

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Blastaar   
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46 minutes ago, pemart1966 said:

If this item was made in 1995 then I don't know how Jack could have signed it.  As well from what I understand, his wife was signing quite a bit on his behalf - that might be her signing his name...

That's my fear, but the fact that these are numbered and somewhat official looking my guess (hope) is that these were signed under supervision and packaged after his passing. Anyone on here have any kirby art or signatures?

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silverweb   
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That sure looks like his sig

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revat   
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On ‎5‎/‎14‎/‎2018 at 10:43 AM, Blastaar said:

That's my fear, but the fact that these are numbered and somewhat official looking my guess (hope) is that these were signed under supervision and packaged after his passing. Anyone on here have any kirby art or signatures?

google bro. also the one you have looks pretty good IMO.  There wasn't CGC at the time so the one you have is more 'official' than a lot of other stuff you'll see on the net. 

The thing is, these are common enough that you're not going to make money selling it.  But if you were so worried, you probably shouldn't have bought it initially.  Either way, you own it now, and there's no way you'll ever know for sure.  So just enjoy it, you MUST be a Kirby fan.  its pretty cool if you're a Kirby fan, and I don't have any problem believing it's real. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, revat said:

google bro. also the one you have looks pretty good IMO.  There wasn't CGC at the time so the one you have is more 'official' than a lot of other stuff you'll see on the net. 

The thing is, these are common enough that you're not going to make money selling it.  But if you were so worried, you probably shouldn't have bought it initially.  Either way, you own it now, and there's no way you'll ever know for sure.  So just enjoy it, you MUST be a Kirby fan.  its pretty cool if you're a Kirby fan, and I don't have any problem believing it's real. 

 

 

Yep big fan, just wanted to get something legit. Next stop is finding original pencil that won't break the bank.

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Did some digging. Sounds like he wasn't signing much of anything after the 80's. Still going to trust this is the real deal.

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On 5/15/2018 at 2:04 PM, revat said:

google bro. also the one you have looks pretty good IMO.  There wasn't CGC at the time so the one you have is more 'official' than a lot of other stuff you'll see on the net. 

The thing is, these are common enough that you're not going to make money selling it.  But if you were so worried, you probably shouldn't have bought it initially.  Either way, you own it now, and there's no way you'll ever know for sure.  So just enjoy it, you MUST be a Kirby fan.  its pretty cool if you're a Kirby fan, and I don't have any problem believing it's real. 

 

 

"Believing" and "knowing" are two completely different things - I'd want to KNOW and you're right - we'll never know.  With all of the shenanigans involving Jack near the end of his career, I wouldn't trust it...

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revat   
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  • We have unpaid interns to hold each slab on display.  Since light is bad for comics, they mostly sit in the dark.  Come to think of it, there's probably no good reason we make them hold the slabs above their heads.
11 minutes ago, pemart1966 said:

"Believing" and "knowing" are two completely different things - I'd want to KNOW and you're right - we'll never know.  With all of the shenanigans involving Jack near the end of his career, I wouldn't trust it...

My point was that if it mattered that much you’d probably do the research ahead of buying.  Once you buy it, you might as well enjoy it

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