My husband and I bought a whole bunch of memorabilia from an exclusive military bidding website because he's in the military. I was considering selling them, however, after doing some research I came…Continue
"Lucky you! Congrats on the upcoming retirement! Well deserved. Make sure to have few cold drinks and do plenty of fishing..... Keep us in mind as you do but enjoy the benefits at the same time. Again, thank you for the service and looking out for…"
"Yeah, I e-mail them too but no respond either. I will help with the support as you said and warn others and continue writing to AAFES. I'm sure if enough of us do it they'll eventually do something about it."
"Wow, at least you did put as much investment as we did. I'm surprised AAFES is not doing anything about it. At least now I know and won't make that mistake again. If you hear any update or know of anything else keep me posted. Thank you…"
"I do warn every Soldier I can about purrchasing these items. I hope you now do the same.
I continue writing letters to AAFES monthly. They no longer even reply to them. I wrote and called the Army Times. You might want to try that to. I send them a…"
I knew they were fake when I saw them. I did buy one when I found a Mantle closing for something like $10 so I could have it examined and furnish AAFES with expert authentication. Mr. House was nice enough to let me go on a shopping…"
"Rick, thank you for taking the time to write me with the update. I guess at this point I will have to consider these as a loss. It's sad that AAFES will not stand by their soldiers or at least get second opinion on these items. Just curious…"
I am in the service as well. I notified AAFES when I first saw these items. I also personally met with the President of Always at Auction, John House more than 2 years ago. I told both that these items were forgeries…"
"Very helpful info -thank you! I'm trying to get my refund back from AAFES, still waiting to get a reply back. Do you know anyone in the Los Angeles area that can give me something in writing that these are fake in case AAFES questions me? They…"
""AtAuction" was "AlwaysAtAuction" until they changed their name and format around Sept. 2011.
When they were known as "AlwaysAtAuction" Chris Morales, Ted Taylor and Drew were their "authenticators (what a…"
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What brings you to Autograph Live?
My husband and I bought a whole bunch of memorabilia from an exclusive military bidding website because he's in the military. I was considering selling them, however, after doing some research I came across few websites about Chris Morales (forensic examiner) who authorized items that are not authentic. We trusted the military
website (Army Airforce Exchange Service) so we figured its legit. Now I'm concerned about them after reading so different law suites against this guy. I'd also like to advise AAEF as well to stop doing business with him as well if what he's selling is not real. How do I go about finding out if the items we have are real or not? Your feedback is much appreciated. Thanks for your help.
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Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
We have whole bunch of baseball collections and few of Ali and Joe Fraser.
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What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
The Ali vs. Fraser knock out shot
Why do you collect?
My ex-husband was a big fan of collecting so he got me into it.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?