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forgery

A counterfeit signature or instrument.A forged deed is void and gives no rights, even to innocent purchasers for value. If title insurance was purchased by an owner, however, that owner may make a claim for compensation,or the title insurance company may take steps to buy out any competing claims.

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Jerzy Maciejewski, one of the original Polish forgers, only revealed the truth to his loved ones shortly before his death in 2004, having already disposed of a number of historically valuable documents.
We didn't expect to see that, since most people use their alarm clocks to wake up," Forger said.
The Forgers is a novel I have been unintentionally researching my entire adult life.
What, then, of all those undetected works forgers such as Wolfgang Beltracchi and the late Eric Hebborn claim to have created?
She gets the techniques and the psychology of successful forgers and the pathology of obsessive collectors.
Greenhalgh was probably the most diverse art forger that we have never heard of," said Detective Sergeant Vernon Rapley, head of the Metropolitan Police's Art and Antiques Unit which has put on the exhibition.
In fact, the figurine of the granddaughter of King Tutankhamun was crafted by master forger Shaun Greenhalgh, 48, in his garden shed in just three weeks.
He is quite a character protecting the wife of the forger from the unwanted attentions of the Supervisor of convicts and not with the intention of doing the same thing himself.
1783: The last public hanging in England took place at Tyburn (now Marble Arch in London) - forger John Austin was the last to die there.
The forger of writings by famous figures including Oscar Wilde was respected by the Igbo people as "Odeziaku"--keeper of wealth, but was also regarded ambivalently as a woman-hater and sorcerer.
I WAS VERMEER: The Rise and Fall of the Twentieth Century's Greatest Forger.
The group writes its own music and lyrics and one of its songs recently caught the interest of Grammy Award-winner Matt Forger.