Hello--  A relative wanted me to find out if her Doors autographed photo appears to be genuine.  It was acquired via mail from a fan club back in the 60's and was apparently taped on someone's wall.  Please tell me if you think it is real & how much it might be worth.  Thanks.


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Tags: Doors, Jim, Morrison

Comment by Gregory J V Best on November 14, 2014 at 10:16pm

 Very interesting to hear what others have to say, about the vintage tape look.

Comment by BallroomDays67 on November 14, 2014 at 10:31pm

I've seen these before. They aren't hand signed autographs, unfortunately. I believe they're either stamped or printed onto the photo.

Comment by Bruce Juice on November 15, 2014 at 10:20am

Exactly right -- I think pre-printed.  I have been offered these by people who swear they are real.

Comment by N.Steiger on November 15, 2014 at 12:16pm

the band look pre printed or whatever but Jim's looks different. Although, I can't see why they would pre print the band and have him hand sign them. It is likely just faded.

Comment by Jason James on November 16, 2014 at 10:49pm

I appreciate all of your observations; I think I agree w/the pre-printed idea--the signatures for Manzarek & Krieger look too neat and the photo feels smooth around the areas of the signings.  It just seems strange that the signatures are in various shades of blue while the photo is black & white; FWIW: there's a handwritten date of 12/67 on the back.

Comment by Josh Board on November 17, 2014 at 11:37pm

Yep. They were pre-printed. This exactly photo and autographs are even pictured in a Doors book (they look the same, minus the "The Doors" written on it). I once had a guy swearing he got it from a bandmember outside a show at the Fillmore in 1968.

Comment by Richard S. Simon on November 20, 2014 at 11:08am


If I had a buck for everyone who has told me that lie, I could retire now :).


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