Grab your magnifying glass and join Ken as he investigates famous fakes, dubious documents, and suspicious signatures. In this episode we learn all about authentication: why who you know can matter more than what you know, the dangers of wishful thinking, and why most items simply aren’t worth faking. We’ll also delve into the weird world of collectible forgeries.
What do a book made of silk, a 40 volume set of Native American photographs, and T.S. Eliot’s copy of The Great Gatsby have in common? They are all very expensive! In this gem of an episode Ken discusses some of the most valuable treasures ever to pass through the shop, plus a nearly discarded Founding Father letter with an eerily relevant message and the gold rush diary that paid for a baby. You’ll learn all the way to the bank!