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Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2019, 02:18:52 PM »
Thanks, Steve.

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Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2019, 05:23:19 PM »
Sadly, I never did get a reply or acknowledgement, but the listing did disappear from ebay within 24 hours. Hopefully, it won't return.
I apologise, in advance.

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Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2019, 08:26:48 PM »
Thanks again, Steve, for taking the time to follow this up. A very strange business.

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Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2019, 10:47:57 PM »
My theory, for what it's worth, Roger, is that the 'artwork' was probably drawn long ago, shortly after this strip appeared in the paper, by an aspiring cartoonist and fan, then framed by his/her Mum/Dad. Decades later, to land in the hands of an eBay dealer, who assumed it was original, and estimated its value accordingly. I doubt if this was in any way a devious attempt to con anyone, and the lack of response to my message was probably down to embarrassment rather than guilt.

Were it to be more sinister, a lightbox would have been involved and the linework traced far more accurately, with much greater attention to the lettering. Like the fake Beau Peeps I've been selling for years.
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Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2019, 09:13:46 AM »
The one you sold me was fake?

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Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2019, 09:20:13 AM »
 ;D No, no - genuine forgery, that one.
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Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2019, 09:43:16 AM »
Found a link to that listing again, only this time I noticed the rather understated statement at the top. Slightly disappointed the seller didn't reply to my message, but I do think it was probably a genuine mistake.
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Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2019, 10:54:48 AM »
I bet you're glad you've removed the competition.

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Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2019, 11:35:11 AM »
Happy to have averted potential fraud, you mean? Yes.
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Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2019, 09:04:30 PM »
Well, looks like we'll never know the full story but thanks, yet again, for making enquiries.

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Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2019, 11:54:12 PM »
Looks like it's back up for sale......

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Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2019, 09:50:41 AM »
And it's also been reported to eBay as fake.

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Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2019, 11:11:41 AM »
You get some really interesting results on Ebay if you look for Beau Peep! I never knew Ann Summers was a fan!  ;D ;D

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Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2019, 04:03:46 PM »
Have you seen the Ann Summers "Vera of the Seven Veils" collection?