The lives of antique booksellers in California are about to get a little harder if a state law that’s just been passed takes effect next year.
The law in question goes by the name “AB-1570 Collectibles: sale of autographed memorabilia,” and governs the sales of any autographed items. The law supersedes existing California law, which had previously only been directed at sports memorabilia. The law requires that any autographed item sold for more than $5 must include a certificate of authenticity including information about the dealer, where and how the item was signed, and the name and address of any third party from whom it was purchased. The law was undoubtedly aimed at shutting down forgery mills, but it was written so broadly that it will make things a lot harder for anyone dealing in autographed goods.
"I really think you ought to go off and buy your own plastic sleeves to entomb your comics in and stop being suckers for this crazy scam." --Jim Starlin 5/14/17
Post by Ditch Fahrenheit on Sept 29, 2016 17:43:08 GMT -8
A friend of mine just alerted me to this suspension.
A few weeks ago (actually, maybe it was a couple months ago) I talked to one of the guys on the CBCS site and he said they were considering changing the name because it was the same as mine. Evidently they weren't aware of "this" site when they created it. It didn't bother me at all, but I can see how it could be confusing. I wonder if they changed the name? But normally wouldn't the old link forward to the new site?
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