Vintage Poster Scandal Update: 1931 Dracula Poster Lawsuits & Default Judgments – Profiles in History vs. Thomas Rega / Thomas Rega vs. Studio Conservation

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One of the most significant scandals to hit Hollywood memorabilia collecting in the past decade was a series of discoveries in the poster community relating to purported fraudulent movie posters and one sheets.  A new update was published yesterday on the MoPo Mailing List at FilmFan.com by Dianne Jeffrey, President and CEO of Studio Conservation Inc.   Ms. Jeffrey was the … [Read more...]

Vintage Poster Scandal Update: Judge Sentences Kerry Haggard to over 6 years in Federal Prison and Orders to Pay $1,380,000 in Restitution to Victims

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This is an update to the ongoing series of articles into various claims and charges of fraud in the posters, one sheets, and lobby cards art market that have rocked the collectibles industry over the past two and a half years. Today, per reports from Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, the Athens Banner-Herald, and other mainstream media sources, Kerry Haggard was sentenced by … [Read more...]

‘Knight Rider Historians’ Website & Archive Launches with ’80s TV Series Original Prop and KITT Vehicle Information & Articles

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I was contacted today by Joe Huth with a link and details about his and AJ Palmgren's excellent new website dedicated to sharing and exchanging information about the vehicles and props used on the classic '80s television series, Knight Rider., starring David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight and his high tech, artificially intelligent car, KITT (a highly modified Pontiac Trans Am). … [Read more...]

Vintage Poster Scandal Update: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Reports NY Federal Prosecutors Seek New Arrest Warrant

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today published an update to one of several scandals that rocked the collectible poster collecting field in 2009 and 2010.  The news report states that "Federal prosecutors in New York are asking a judge to jail a Georgia man who is accused of selling fake vintage horror movie posters over the Internet". … [Read more...]

Vintage Poster Scandal Update: New York Times Reports Kerry Haggard Arrested on Mail Fraud Charges

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As a brief update to the various scandals involving allegedly fraudulent vintage movie posters circulating in the marketplace, two stories published online today by the New York Times report that Kerry T. Haggard has been arrested on mail fraud charges.  … [Read more...]

Round-Up: More Media Coverage on Fraudulent Vintage Horror Movie Poster Scandal & Lawsuits

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In the past few weeks, the scandals involving allegedly fraudulent vintage movie posters circulating in the marketplace has been covered by various online and print media outlets, including The Gainesville Times, The Athens Banner-Herald, and Rue Morgue Magazine.  … [Read more...]

Profiles in History Files Lawsuits Against Fraudulent Movie Poster Auction Consignors

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As an update to the ongoing movie poster scandal that was first reported on last year, auction house Profiles in History has this week filed the second of two lawsuits against consignors that they allege defrauded them via the consignment of fake move posters (one-sheets, lobby cards) to their sales. … [Read more...]

Maine Antique Digest Report & Legal Update on Movie Poster Scandal

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Maine Antique Digest has published a story on the movie poster scandal that was reported on late last year, along with an extensive update on the various lawsuits that have resulted from the sale and trade of movie posters that experts have determined to be fraudulent/forgeries. … [Read more...]