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Conman Kevin Conway's Vintage Treasures http://www.cvtreasures.com Forger of Autographs

Update by user Oct 13, 2011

Now we have a private buyer on eBay named: just_vintage in Massachussetts/Rhode Island purchasing cheap and worthless items and then Conman Kevin Conway sells them on eBay using the name : cvtreasures1 .These items have a worthless JSA COA and then Conman Kevin Conway\'s Vintage Treasures has the gall to add in his description “Sold As Is, NO Returns”.Feel free to ask him about this accusation at 401-743-****.Notice that there is no address on his web site- Just a box number.And there is no phone number on Conway\'s Vintage Treasures. He has ripped so many people off that he is afraid t give a real address.

Original review posted by user Oct 13, 2011
Conman Kevin Conway purchases items for a cheap price on Ebay and then makes up a false story with a COA. His user name on Ebay is just_vintage and I am in the midst of a lawsuit with him as he sells forged items.Notice how he keeps his purchases private on Ebay.That is a major warning sign of a crook.What has he got to hide?What is the goal of a forger of autographs? Basically they try to forge a signature and make their creation resemble an original. Some forgers are not happy with trying to duplicate a simple signature on a souvenir item such as a baseball, photograph or first day cover. Many of these forgeries eventually get Certificates of Authenticity from the companies who claim they authenticate autographs. One of the reasons for this, you simply have to look at who is doing the authenticating. Many of the names are not recognizable. Autograph authenticating has become a big business and it's all about money! The autograph market is flooded with forged autographs with COA's stating they are genuine. This recent phenomenon of non genuine autographs being accompanied with COA's stating the item is genuine is now an epidemic and Conway's Store is a leader of this trend. Some forgers get very greedy and are not happy making a few hundred dollars for one of their creations. Usually the greedier they get the sloppier they get. For example, Kevin Conway decided he wanted to create a treasure that would sell for over $100,000. Instead of using his creative mind, Conway went to Charles Hamilton's book American Signatures, Volume one and chose to duplicate, word for word, including corrections, a John Hancock letter. A fabulous content letter stating: "I do certify that John Paul Jones was duly commissioned and appointed to command the armed Sloop called the Providence and that this Sloop is now employed in the service of the thirteen United States of North America witness my hand October 29th 1776 John Hancock." Such a high profile item, illustrated in a major autograph reference book was able to make it into our market because of a few unconscious persons in this industry. Conway's Vintage Treasures actually sold this item to me in excess of $100,000. I decided to put the item up for sale. This very high end item was easily identified as a forgery by many professionals when the collector decided to offer this item for sale. Some of the dealers and auction houses who identified this as a forgery was Joe Maddalena and Brian Chanes of Profiles in History, Paul Richards, Superior Galleries, Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, The History Buff and a few others. One autograph professional stated: "Don't know how this letter got this far, anyone doing the slightest bit of research could see this was copied out of Charles Hamilton's book!" So now you know my story.Conway refuses to refund my money and I am pressing charges with the State Attorney General along with the civil suit.
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#661500

thank you, saved me from about a $4000 mistake with this guy

#458336

Never met Kevin Conway..but as an authenticater (30 years)..I've reviewed his site often..it's 100% legitimate ..I am also familiar with these fraudulent posts

#403500

Note: Samuel and his alias "Why is there no phone number", is indeed the Author of this post. Who is a notorious autograph Forger who was outed on an autograph forum recently and this is his retaliation.

NOTE: Howe like ALL sellers of autograph Forgeries he attempts to discredit the very Authentication services that protect us form forgers like him. Do we even need to wonder WHY he will NOT Guarantee his autographs. No dishonest dealer likes to have their autographs professionally authenticated for obvious reasons. In CONTRAST, Conways Vintage Treasures GUARANTEES their autographs will PASS ANY Authentication.

They have nothing to hide.

Be VERY SUSPICIOUS of those who do not Guarantee Authenticity, like the Shady Dishonest Dealer who Authored this report and made the several shady comments. .

#396706

I like how the same aliases respond to this complaint it so obvious "someone" Is defending himself or herself using multiple aliases

#395881

Why does Vintage Treasures have a 'no return' -sold 'as is ' policy on Ebay? Forget about any COA, an item is either real or its fake, and no amount of classy COA with triple holograms, a wax seal, fancy ribbon, DNA, or nice paper will make a poor fake into a genuine bargain.

A COA is only as good as the seller is honest, and if the seller is a fraud, then your COA is no more useful than a used piece of toilet tissue! Authentic signatures stand on their own merit without a letter, and reputable dealers stand by their material with or without a letter. It’s as simple as that. In short, letters are over-rated.

I have never witnessed or heard of a reputable dealer buying an autograph contingent on an accompanying letter because authentic material stands on its own merits. Vintage Treasures owes people money and Conway is trying to hide his real address and phone number.

#359715

I can personally vouch for Conway’s Vintage Treasures as I have bought many items from him over the past 7-8 years. And he is one of the most credible and honest dealers in the industry, no to mention one of best autograph experts I’ve ever met..

You see the problem is Kevin Conway is so honest and ethical that it can, as you see in this post, come back to “*** him”. Some people will witness fraudulent activity and look the other way. Kevin on the other hand will stand up to the frauds of the autograph industry, which unfortunately is riff with crooks and ***-artists. I am 100% positive this guy above, who is certainly NOT GregoryVan, could NEVER produce an authentic receipt, check or any proof of purchase for the John Hancock he claimed to buy from Conway’s Vintage Treasures. NOTE: I say “authentic”, as I would not put it past him to “manufacture” some fake computer generated receipt. But, a legitimate proof of payment, never happen.

If you want to see REAL testimonials from REAL people that have REALLY purchased from Kevin, visit his site at www.cvtreasures.com and look in the right column for Genuine testimonials. . Also , check out his inventory of autographs, which if you are an experienced collector or dealer you will conclude he is extremely conscious and experienced with his acquisitions.

#359078

This story is 100% Fictional. Conway's never had, owned or ever sold a "$100,000 treasure". And, Conway’s has Never owned or sold a John Hancock autograph. This story is entirely fabricated. The guy who posted this is a forger that was called out on an autograph forum and this is his retaliation. He has gone through the internet looking for these “ripoff report” sites and wrote the exact same slander. If you have any questions on Conway's visit him at. He also tried to make the same slanderous remarks in the Autograph Live forum, for which he was banned.

www.cvtreasures.com

He is one of the most respected and reputable autograph dealers in the country.

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CV Treasures is an online resourcededicated to the subject of vintage movie posters, celebrity autographs and historical memorabilia collection. CV Treasures service was founded by Kevin Conway about twenty five years ago. The variety of items offered by CV Treasures features areas of vintage Hollywood, classic sports and historical figures and events. The service specializes exceptionally in vintage autographs. The autographs presented by CV Treasures have undergone extensive signature studies. The inventory of CV Treasures features the following categories: Original Vintage and Major Classic Movie Posters, Lobby Cards, Western Movie Posters and Wizard of OZ cards.

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