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J.K. ROWLING SIGNATURE TIMELINE

It is interesting to observe the subtle changes in Jo Rowling's signature since 1997. Click on each signature below for more information. Please email jkrpolice@gmail.com with signature authentication questions. J.K. Rowling Police Report listed below.

CONSTANT VIGILANCE when purchasing a J.K. Rowling signed Harry Potter book!

The signature in the book you are interested in may have come from another book.

 

Misconduct can occur when a forger transfers pages with J.K. Rowling’s signature from one book to another. Here is an example that was discovered on eBay: a paperback fourth printing Philosopher’s Stone was signed and dedicated in 1997 and sold on eBay by the original owner. Months later, that buyer sold a “first printing” Philosopher’s Stone with the identical signature and dedication page. The transfer of the signature and dedication page increased the sale amount for the forger. 

 

CONSTANT VIGILANCE when purchasing a J.K. Rowling signed Harry Potter book! 

The signature in the book you are interested in may not be real.

 

eBay, book websites, auction houses, and private sales are full of counterfeit signatures. Unfortunately, to the untrained eye, many of these signatures appear authentic. Though reputable book sellers or autograph authenticators may seem like good people to ask, they are usually not experts on J.K. Rowling's signature. There have been many Certificates of Authenticity issued by these sellers and authenticators for counterfeit signatures. We have 15 years of collecting and studying only J.K. Rowling's signature including year to year evolution, pen stroke habits, handwriting, and what books and editions certain signature versions can and should be found. If you are questioning the authenticity of a J.K. Rowling signature, please email jkrpolice@gmail.com. We would be happy to offer our free expert opinion. 

 

The J.K Rowling Police Report can be found HERE.