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Sold for $49.99 on April 6, 2014 on eBay…

In our opinion, this photo was not made by Weegee.

From eBay listing:
“BUY IT NOW………. Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig (June 12, 1899 – December 26, 1968), a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography. Weegee worked in Manhattan, New York City’s Lower East Side as a press photographer during the 1930s and ’40s, and he developed his signature style by following the city’s emergency services and documenting their activity. Much of his work depicted unflinchingly realistic scenes of urban life, crime, injury and death.”

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
“Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig (June 12, 1899 – December 26, 1968), a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography. Weegee worked in Manhattan, New York City’s Lower East Side as a press photographer during the 1930s and ’40s, and he developed his signature style by following the city’s emergency services and documenting their activity.[1] Much of his work depicted unflinchingly realistic scenes of urban life, crime, injury and death.This photo is part of the Michael Gallagher estate. I will ship this vintage photo via first class mail with delivery confirmation”

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A real, authentic Weegee The Famous stamp measures 1 3/16th in diameter…

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In our opinion, these photos were not made by Weegee.

But this blog post was!
It’s stamped!
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ps. This is a real stamp:
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Three out of four of these are phony… “One of these things doesn’t belong with the others…”
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From Weegee by Weegee

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Arthur Fellig, Alias Weegee, New York photographs 1935-50, Side Gallery

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A real, authentic Weegee The Famous stamp measures 1 3/16th in diameter…

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“WEEGEE PHOTOGRAPH- Arthur Fellig ORIGINAL”
$99.99

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“WEEGEE PHOTOGRAPH- Arthur Fellig ORIGINAL”
$99.99

(It’s funny that the images of the backs of the photos are exactly the same – two photos, one back;-)

In our opinion this photo was not made by Weegee…

But this blog post was!
It’s stamped!
An authentic “WEEGEE BLOG POST- Arthur Fellig ORIGINAL blog post”
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“WEEGEE STAMPED 4X5 Original Photo Arthur Fellig Gelatin Silver”
Sold for $20.50

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“WEEGEE STAMPED 4X5 Original Photo Arthur Fellig Gelatin Silver”
Sold for: $103.49

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“WEEGEE STAMPED 4X5 Original Photo Arthur Fellig Gelatin Silver”
Sold for: $103.49

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“WEEGEE STAMPED 4X5 Original Photo Arthur Fellig Gelatin Silver”
Sold for: $21.50

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“WEEGEE STAMPED 4X5 Original Photo Arthur Fellig Gelatin Silver”
Sold for: $55.00

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“WEEGEE STAMPED 4X5 Original Photo Arthur Fellig Gelatin Silver”
Sold for: $71.00

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A little over a week ago, this photo didn’t sell for $10.

In our opinion these photos were not made by Weegee.

PS. This post was made by Weegee!
Look, there’s a stamp!
He must have made this blog post!!!

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

Speaking of Weegee photos on ebay…

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From the ebay listing:
“Weegee 1930’s/40’s Framed & stamped”
“Weegee stamped
photo is 4 x5 framed with black
velvet matting ..Nyc building ..Rare..”
US $159.99

Of course the listing doesn’t say that the photographer who made the photo is Weegee.
It is probably framed and stamped.
It was probably made in the 50s or 60s.
There is a Weegee stamp…
It could be made in NYC… It is probably rare, even unique…

The listing is more-or-less accurate, but too misleading, the implication is that the photographer is Weegee.

In our opinion, this photo was not made by Weegee…

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Screen shot from the Swannn website.

“WEEGEE (1899-1968)
“Cooler.” Silver print, 13 3/8×10 1/2 inches (34×26.7 cm.), with Weegee’s signature and date, in red pencil, on recto, and with his Arthur Fellig and Weegee the Famous hand stamps on verso.
Circa 1942″

The photo is signed and dated: “Weegee 1953”

The ca. 1942 date is from Weegee’s New York, Photographs 1935-1960, p. 155.
We think it was made ca. 1950, in California…

Results: It did not sell.

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1.”Weegee Original 1930/1940’s photo artistic shot !
WEEGEE ORIGINAL STAMPED PHOTO
It is silver gelatin final fiber print in great condition due to its age and rarity ! Size is 4×5″
Above photos and words from eBay.
Starting bid is $50.00

Update: This photo, not made by Weegee, sold for $50.00

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2. “Weegee Original 1930/1940’s photo Man In Uniform Stamped !
WEEGEE ORIGINAL STAMPED PHOTO RARE!
It is silver gelatin final fiber print in great condition due to its age and rarity ! Size is 4×5 ”
Above photos and words from eBay.
Buy it now price is $75.00.

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3. “weegee origanal NYC SUBWAY photogragh stamped !
Original weegee from world famous archive
silver gelatin on final fiber print great condition for its age and rarity ! 4×5”
Above photos and words from eBay.
Staring bid is $75.00.

Update: This photo, not made by Weegee, sold for $75.00

The three photos above are for sale on eBay. They are being sold as “WEEGEE ORIGINAL STAMPED PHOTO RARE.”
In our opinion it’s obvious that the photos were neither made, nor stamped by Arthur Fellig. These are, at best, good examples of a bad joke, bad imitations, and/or just plain fraud…

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