The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #139575 Message #3202514
Posted By: Will Fly
06-Aug-11 - 03:48 AM
Thread Name: Lead Belly's autograph
Subject: RE: Lead Belly's autograph
What matters in these things is provenance - even more than age and appearance. Who owned the guitar? How did the signature get there? In what circumstances? Any accompanying letters, photos or other documents?
Remember the famous case of Robert Johnson's guitar being offered for sale for several million dollars? All based on a photograph. The claim was eventually discredited by Bruce Conforth.