An eBay auction for a 'clipped from document' signature of David Crockett reached a high bid of $3, 650, before the signature was pulled from auction on December 23rd, due to the 'reserve not being met'. Perhaps the seller will try to place it up for bid, once more.
Frankly, I cannot see, for the life of me, the wisdom of clipping Crockett's signature from a document, when the document, including signature, would have seem all the more valuable. Go figure.
(Meanwhile, a two inch in diameter 'cannon ball' purported to have been dug on private property near the Alamo, has a current high eBay bid of $325.00. This auction ends TODAY.)
Sometimes, greedy sellers will destroy the historical signifacence of a document by cutting it to shreads. For instance, if a document contains the signature of more than one famous personage, the seller may try to get twice his money by cutting it to ribbons and then selling each signature separately.
By the way, that 'cannon ball', purportedly dug up near the Alamo, sold on eBay for $360.00. A high price for a curiosity. But how can the buyer have it authenticated, without spending even more hard earned cash?
I know, i've seen and read volumes about the fraud that occurs on ebay. So much, i'm kind of weary bidding anymore, no zero feedback sellers and i even check out the feedback on the bidders of a peticular item.. Income tax return time is my ebay season..