Apple 1 and memorabilia up for auction in Boston (NOT on Epay)

Bill Degnan billdegnan at
Thu Feb 11 18:49:21 CST 2021

A person would have to be pretty good to fool a lot of us here on this
mailing list when presented with a fake Apple I.  There are certain things
that would give it away.  Not saying it would be impossible but it would be
eventually exposed.  I can't imagine someone who knows art and appraisals
would not know a fake Renoir when he/she saw it, but maybe it's harder to
spot a fake painting or sculpture than a fake Apple I.

On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 7:05 PM Ethan Dicks via cctalk <
cctalk at> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 10:05 PM Jim Manley via cctalk
> <cctalk at> wrote:
> > It's been estimated by experts that a third to half of the "original
> > artwork", previously valued at a total in the tens of billions in museums
> > and collectors' places, are counterfeits.
> 35 years ago I was in Anaheim for DECUS and my work buddy and I met up
> with his family and we went to the Getty Museum.  I had previously
> spent multiple seasons in Greece doing archeological fieldwork, and my
> degree is a BA in History with a Classics specialty.  We walked into
> one large chamber and there was this Koros (youth/Apollo statue) from
> at least the 7th C BC.  I looked at it and said aloud that it had to
> be a fake - it was too good compared to the many I'd seen in museums
> and at sites around Greece.
> Several years later it was revealed to be a very expensive, but well
> executed, forgery.
> -ethan

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