The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Signed Photo

I bought this item from a reputable autograph dealer with a Certificate of Authenticity. But how authentic is it? Well, the Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach signatures are certainly a good match to others I've seen. The Clint Eastwood signature does differ slightly from others - the 'T' in 'Eastwood' is usually crossed by a long sweep of the 'E' - but autographs do vary over time.

I have seen quite a few copies of this photo, with the three autographs, come up for auction on Ebay recently. Perhaps the stars once appeared together at a movie convention. But the condition always looks so immaculate, and why so many available on the market some thirteen years after Lee Van Cleef's death?

If you know anything that can authenticate this item then I'd like to hear from you.

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