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Since this is an online filing cabinet let’s look quickly at a few recent (June 6, 2015) Weegee on eBay results, and file this under auctions…

Vint 1930s WEEGEE / HANDSOME MAN STREET PROFILE Photo / EXCELLENT

Sold for $99.00 [1 bid]
The seller was americanphotowork.
eBay store for americanphotowork
americanphotowork.com
All images from eBay:

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Was this photo made by Weegee?
Hard to prove from the limited information on an eBay auction. Wonder what the provence is.
We are going to express our opinion: We don’t think the photo was “stamped by the artist,” it doesn’t appear to be in “excellent condition,” and we don’t think it was made in the “1930s”.
We are going to express our opinion: the photo was not made by Weegee…

Images from eBay:
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If that “handsome man” in “New York city” looks familiar, perhaps that’s because the photo appeared on eBay before. In April 2013, photoshoot2012 sold a pair of, as we call them, “phony Weegee photos” for $199…

Since this is an online filing cabinet let’s look quickly at a few recent (June 6, 2015) Weegee on eBay results, and file this under auctions…

Weegee 1940’s silver Gelatin silver stamped “trumpet man”

Sold for $71.00
Seller was photoart50

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Maybe the photo is a “silver Gelatin silver.”
Maybe the photo is stamped, by someone, not necessarily by Weegee.
The subject is not a “trumpet man,” he’s not playing the trumpet, perhaps a clarinet, and the subject is not “Architecture & Cityscape.”
“Weegee In great condition for its age and rarity” – is meaningless.

Was this photo made by Weegee?
Hard to prove from the limited information on an eBay auction. Wonder what the provence is.
We are going to express our opinion: the photo was not made by Weegee… It’s a good example of a bad Weegee imitation… (Is this ignorance or fraud?)

A variant image appeared on eBay a few years ago. Surprisingly the images are in focus…
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trumpet_man_06_not-weegee_02a copy

“1945 Grieving Mother Watches Daughter Burn Vintage Photo”

“… an original 7 x 9 Vintage Photo of Grieving Mother Watches Daughter Burn. Caption on back reads: “I cried when I took this picture,” says Weegee. Mother and Daughter weep and look up hopelessly as another daughter and her young baby are burning to death in the top floor of a tenement. The stairway collapsed before firemen could save them. Photo is Dated 7/27/45.”

Sold for: $324.99

May 05, 2011

[Acme still printing Weegee photos in 1945… probably printed for the publication of Naked City…]