It might have done, David, if sight of the items had jogged the memory of someone at O&L - or the losing bidder who had wanted the photos. Since Mike mentioned them to support his forgery claims, they were seen as evidence. If they had actually existed, they would have been 'disappeared' for that reason.
Of course, if they didn't exist they still had to be disappeared.
"Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." Peter Ustinov