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Title: “Weegee Original Photograph “New York city “”
Size: “4×5 & 2×3”
Sold for US $199.99 (April 6, 2013)

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Title: “Weegee Original Photographs 1940’s Men in uniform”
Size: (not specified)
Unsold (starting bid: $99.00)
From the listing: ““in great condition for its age and rarity ..weegee was one of a few who shot with a black back round .” – Whatever that means.

photoshoot2012 has been listing on eBay photographs that claim to be “Weegee Original Photographs.”
They even have a stamp on the backs… Wait a minute, let’s look closely at the backs… Below are screen shots of two different eBay listings, of two pairs of photos, and yet the backs are identical, the same image file was used… something smells fishy…

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The “Weegee Original Photographs 1940’s Men in uniform” pair of photos is still for sale. The price has dropped precipitously, and then rebounded a bit… something still smells fishy…

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It’s often difficult to extract accurate information from an eBay listing, (especially listings as inarticulate and confusing as these), nevertheless, based on very little information and a few JPEGs, I think these are definitely not photos made by Weegee…

To be continued…

One of the purposes of this little blog was for it to be something like an electronic filing cabinet. These posts should be filed under: auctions, on-line, 2013…

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10 5/8″ x 10 3/8″
Sold for $1,500 (March 2, 2013)
(Wouldn’t mind seeing the back of that, he writes salaciously and foolishly.)

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11″ x 14″
Sold for $400 (Mar 4, 2013)

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February 5, 1951

Sold for $605.

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Sold for $123.50

Sold as: “RARE 1940’s Original Photo VIRGINIA MAYO Portrait by WEEGEE”

Funny thing is, the caption on the back of the photo doesn’t say that Weegee made the photo. In the (great) caption there is a quote from Weegee, (“on account of them curves”) as an award presenter, not as the photographer. (That’s a curve or perhaps even a knuckleball…)
(There are photos of Weegee and Mayo, each holding a small movie camera, on the same set.)
Our opinion: the photo was not made by Weegee.

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.

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