Beatles fans being flooded with fake memorabilia

January 20th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, January 20 (ANI): The Beatles fans have had their excitement busted after being conned with fake memorabilia.

Hollywood A-listers such as Tom Hanks” wife Rita Wilson, who is presently locked in a battle with a dealer over a phoney poster, have also fallen prey to the forged material.

Frank Caiazzo, a leading Beatles expert at auctioneer Christie’’s, put out a word of caution that majority of Fab Four memorabilia was nothing but a hoax.

“This is a growing heartbreak that’’s turning up more every day. There’’s a never-ending supply of non-authentic signed material, Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

“Ninety per cent of the Beatles material out there is fake,” he added.

Meanwhile, Brian San Souci, a top collector, added: “If a dealer refuses to tell you who owned a piece, and when it was signed and under what circumstances, it’’s highly suspicious.” (ANI)

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