Spotted – KT Katie.
We used our super secret snooping system to get the picture you’ve all been waiting for.
It turns out that Katie is actually the cleaner for the Koptalk portacabin. That’s why she was bending down, she was cleaning the desk. That’s quite a relief. “She” wasn’t giving “relief”. (Thanks to “Alan” for the idea.)
We are now asking for your recollections on Dunk’s various auctions and general sale of LFC-related items over the past few years. This ball is an example of the sort of stuff he sells on his site. Nobody has a problem with that really, as long he’s selling it for what it is and as long as he admits he’s selling it for what it’s really worth. Knowing Duncan though there’ll be something wrong.
Did you buy a ball like this? Did he claim it was a genuine Champions League ball, made by Adidas, signed by Liverpool’s players? Was it a genuine Adidas ball? Was it signed by Liverpool players?
Things like this usually have a certificate of authenticity – did yours include one?
Another item he was selling fairly recently was a replica Champions League medal. Did you buy it? Did you get ripped off? I’m assuming he admitted it wasn’t a real medal. I’m assuming it was an official UEFA product (if not then UEFA would class it as a counterfeit item and it would be worthless to many collectors).
How about tickets? Has he sold any tickets in auctions? Have you bought one? How much did you pay? We don’t really like touts, and we’ve heard rumours – but that’s all. If you’ve bought tickets off Duncan at face value let us know too, because he needs some positive press.
How about memorabilia for other clubs? A signed Alan Shearer sock? A Martin Jol wig?
For many people football memorabilia is something they buy as an investment, and fair play to them if they manage to make a profit on it. As long as it’s genuine.
That’s why the football seems a bit odd – when he was advertising it I seem to recall he was saying that he had a number of them in stock. Does this sound right? Something doesn’t seem to fit – so I’d appreciate any information. Perhaps you know something about these things because you are a collector yourself – what would a genuine certificate of authenticity need to say on it to be considered acceptable to a collector? Email me in confidence or leave a comment.
Otherwise we’ll send Katie round to clean you up.