Fakes and Forgeries. Beware of misrepresentation. As values
increase in a given area so does the likelihood of deceit. Be
wary of marks, stamps and signatures. They can always be added
(and most assuredly are). Many is the story of acquisitions being
made principally on the basis of marks rather than common sense.
Do not let marks become the most important consideration. They
are contributing factors, but nothing more, even if correct.