Originally posted by Albert+Apr 29 2004, 08:39 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Albert @ Apr 29 2004, 08:39 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>Same goes for the touringclothes of the MM (the red jackets). I think they are nice to have, but aren't worth much to me since I'm a fan of Elvis, not Joe.
I, for one, have never understood those that are into those kinds of items. Zero appeal to me.
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I've read somewhere that there were many more jackets left after the tour .......... COA for them as being worn by the entourage.
Unfortunately, there are lots of "left-over" items (surplus / replica material) that is being misrepresented so as to give the impression of "original" .............. which, in reality, is just semantic side-stepping with a play on the word "original."
One that comes to mind: Bonja has long been selling replica TCB Photo ID badges. Lots. Many of the original bearers of these badges still have theirs, yet "originals" are everywhere. There is even one variety that was "Made For" EP himself ....... yet never in EP's possession ----> has sold for around $1,000 USD in the past. Have seen a number of these. I guarantee you the people that buy them at those prices believe that they are purchasing a truly EP-owned-used item. EP never had one - period.
Some MMM's are more reliable than others. I have not personally seen any multiple tour jackets or COA's sourced to JE. Some MMM's fluff-up the impression that some of their items were truly originally EP's ---> in such cases, knowledgeable collectors can detect. I can also tell you that a lot of the Jimmy Velvet material from some of his B&B Auctions was, in reality, MMM / Entourage owned items (not EP's). There are many examples, but I will leave at that.
I have had some direct contact / dealings with JE. In my experience, on more than one level, he's alright. Believe it or not, so is David Stanley, The Wests, & Hebler. Guess who isn't. Believe it or not, Geller, Hodge, Grob, & others. Go figure.
Nothing surprises me anymore.
- Capt. "EL."