More from eBay — with a touch of caveat emptor.
First, a canvas board dating from early 1977 — whether from sessions at the Nice Festival or two American sojourns. Signers include Muddy Waters, Pinetop Perkins, Earl Hines, Wallace Davenport, Fred Kohlman, Dick Hyman, Pee Wee Erwin, Jimmy Maxwell, Clark Terry, Johnny Mince, Zoot Sims, Benny Carter, Vic Dickenson, Teddy Wilson, Trummy Young, Milt Hinton, Joe Williams, Orange Kellin, and Barney Bigard.
Those of us who have followed a number of these artists know that the signatures are genuine. But here are two documents advertised as being signed by Louis Armstrong. The first is not even a convincing forgery:
This one (context notwithstanding) is the real thing.
No one at eBay has asked me, but I would give the seller of the first item Swiss Kriss regularly. Perhaps that would increase his candor.
May your happiness increase!