These are not Weegee photographs… Counterfeit? Fraud?

These photographs were recently available on eBay:

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s “The Cathedral of St. Patrick”


($149.99)

From the auction listing:

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s “The Cathedral of St. Patrick”
“FROM WEEGEE PRIVATE PHOTOS,A MAN’S SHADOW AT LINCOLN CENTER “
Beautiful original vintage silver gelatin photograph by the famous Weegee,measures 4×4 in.Here’s your chance to own a piece of photographic history.With Weegee stamp on verso.In good condition especially for it”s age and rar

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s “COKE A COLA ON THE BEACH”


($125.00)

From the auction listing:

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s “COKE A COLA ON THE BEACH”
“FROM WEEGEE PRIVATE PHOTOS,A MAN’S SHADOW AT LINCOLN CENTER “
Beautiful original vintage silver gelatin photograph by the famous Weegee,measures 4×4 in.Here’s your chance to own a piece of photographic history.With Weegee stamp on verso.In good condition especially for it”s age and rar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weegee
STRAIGHT FROM WORLD FAMOUS ARCHIVE

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s Yuletide Logs on a Fire


($75.00)

From the auction listing:

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s Yuletide Logs on a Fire
original vintage silver gelatin photograph by the famous Weegee,measures 4×4 in.Here’s your chance to own a piece of photographic history.With Weegee stamp on verso.In good condition especially for it”s age and rarity.
Beautiful original vintage silver gelatin photograph by the famous Weegee,measures 4×5 in.Here’s your chance to own a piece of photographic history.With Weegee stamp on verso.In good condition especially for it”s age and rarity

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s Board Walk Restaurant



($149.99)

From the auction listing:

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s Board Walk Restaurant
This picture is one of my favourites from collection and have not listed it due to a small stain
original vintage silver gelatin photograph by the famous Weegee,measures 4×4 in.Here’s your chance to own a piece of photographic history.With Weegee stamp on verso.In good condition especially for it”s age and rarity.
Beautiful original vintage silver gelatin photograph by the famous Weegee,measures 4×5 in.Here’s your chance to own a piece of photographic history.With Weegee stamp on verso.In good condition especially for it”s age and rarity

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s walt disneys silly symphony marionette theatre


($149.99)

From the auction listing:

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s walt disneys silly symphony marionette theatre
due to age and rarity the picture has a small crack in the left corner
The first of Disney’s Silly Symphonies was the landmark The Skeleton Dance (1929),… characters – it produced Disney’s first Academy Award, the first of Walt’s 32 ….awards for one of television’s first daily live puppet shows, Time for Beany. … The first of a series of theatrical cartoons
original vintage silver gelatin photograph by the famous Weegee,measures 4×4 in.Here’s your chance to own a piece of photographic history.With Weegee stamp on verso.In good condition especially for it”s age and rarity.
Beautiful original vintage silver gelatin photograph by the famous Weegee,measures 4×5 in.Here’s your chance to own a piece of photographic history.With Weegee stamp on verso.In good condition especially for it”s age and rarity

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s stamped CONEYISLAND



($125.00)

From the auction listing:

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s stamped CONEYISLAND
Beautiful original vintage silver gelatin photograph by the famous Weegee,measures 4×5 in.Here’s your chance to own a piece of photographic history.With Weegee stamp on verso.In good condition especially for it”s age and rarity

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s “METROPOLITAN OPERA”



Sold for: $149.00

From the auction listing:

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s “METROPOLITAN OPERA”
“FROM WEEGEE PRIVATE PHOTOS,A MAN’S SHADOW AT LINCOLN CENTER “
Beautiful original vintage silver gelatin photograph by the famous Weegee,measures 5×4 in.Here’s your chance to own a piece of photographic history.With Weegee stamp on verso.In good condition especially for it”s age and rarity

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s THE ASSOCIATED PRESS



($135.00)

From the auction listing:

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
“THE TOP OF THIS PHOTO ON THE BUILDING SAYS Associated PRESS “
Beautiful original vintage silver gelatin photograph by the famous Weegee,measures 5×4 in.Here’s your chance to own a piece of photographic history.With Weegee stamp on verso.In good condition especially for it”s age and rarity

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s walt disneys silly symphony marionette theatre


($149.99)

From the auction listing:

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s walt disneys silly symphony marionette theatre
original vintage silver gelatin photograph by the famous Weegee,measures 4×4 in.Here’s your chance to own a piece of photographic history.With Weegee stamp on verso.In good condition especially for it”s age and rarity

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s “Having a Refreshment “


($125.00)

From the auction listing:

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s “Having a Refreshment “
Beautiful original vintage silver gelatin photograph by the famous Weegee,measures 4×5 in.Here’s your chance to own a piece of photographic history.With Weegee stamp on verso.In good condition especially for it”s age and rarity

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s stamped “Bear at the ZOO “


Sold for: $125.00

From the auction listing:

Weegee Original Photograph 1940’s stamped “Bear at the ZOO “
Beautiful original vintage silver gelatin photograph by the famous Weegee,measures 4×4 in.Here’s your chance to own a piece of photographic history.With Weegee stamp on verso.In good condition especially for it”s age and rarity

Of course we could be wrong, but these photographs were not made by Weegee. And someone is committing (semi-literate, poorly executed) fraud.

PS. IMG_2929
This is what a real Weegee the Famous stamp looks like…

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