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Korean Actor's Autograph Forged in Japanese Auction

2004/10/19 | 121 views | Permalink | Source

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Autographed photos of Korean star Bae Yong-joon that were advertised on an Internet auction for Y56,000 each have been withdrawn after Bae's management confirmed that the autographs were forgeries.
According to the Japanese daily, Mainichi, on Tuesday, Daimaru Department Store's Shimonoseki outlet gave away the forged autographed photos of Bae as a gift for the purchase of a Polaris necklace and ring set, modeled after the set Bae presented his co-star in the popular Korean television series, "Winter Sonata". The jewelry sets, valued at Y147,000 each, sold out almost immediately, thanks to the A4 paper-sized photos of Bae given to the first 15 customers.

The photos had been purchased on a Yahoo Japan Internet auction on Monday, fetching bids as high as Y56,000 each. After learning of the incident, Bae's management office asked Yahoo Japan to stop the bid, which it did on Monday evening, on the basis that the photos were signed with forged autographs.

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