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Beatles fans conned with fake memorabilia.

Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 15:37 [IST]

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Beatles fans conned with fake memorabilia.
Washington (ANI): The Beatles fans have had their excitement busted after being conned with fake memorabilia. Hollywood A-listers such as Tom Hanks' wife Rita Wilson, who is presently locked in a battle with a dealer over a phoney poster, have also fallen prey to the forged material.

Frank Caiazzo, a leading Beatles expert at auctioneer Christie's, put out a word of caution that majority of Fab Four memorabilia was nothing but a hoax. "This is a growing heartbreak that's turning up more every day. There's a never-ending supply of non-authentic signed material," Contactmusic quoted him as saying. "Ninety per cent of the Beatles material out there is fake," he added.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Meanwhile, Brian San Souci, a top collector, added: "If a dealer refuses to tell you who owned a piece, and when it was signed and under what circumstances, it's highly suspicious."

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