Not Much Movement Atop the List of Most-Forged Autographs, but One High-Flying Newcomer Has Landed on the List Reuters
Entertainment icons the Beatles and Elvis Presley appear near the top of many lists of accomplishments for their musical legacies, but they are also at the top of the most-forged autographs list, reports Reuters.com.
Memorabilia authenticator PSA/DNA announced Thursday that on the 2012 list of most-forged celebrity signatures, Elvis Presley and the members of the Beatles -- John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr -- remained at the top of the list. When the list was last released two years ago, they were also leading the pack.
Others on the list include Michael Jackson and former U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
Joining the list in 2012 was recently deceased astronaut Neil Armstrong. According to Joe Orlando, president of PSA/DNA, "Armstrong is someone who [was] very conscious of the value of his own autograph. Even before he passed away he was very tough to get. ... It really heightens the level of his market."