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Autograph Reference book library - most complete directory now online !

Started Aug 23, 2013 0 Replies

Dear Autograph CommunityIn my opinion a quality autograph reference library is important for every serious autograph collector and dealer. Our target has been to publish the most complete autograph…Continue

Tags: book, library, brandes, authentication, autographs

John Wayne autograph authenticate from Kenneth Walker "Autographs&More" http://kenneth.flyingcart.com/

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager Nov 9, 2012. 45 Replies

Dear Autograph Collector'sOne of my personal friends and customer purchased several autograph from the above mentioned seller.Kenneth Walker "Autographs&More"…Continue

Tags: John, Wayne, fake, dealer, forgery

International Autograph Society meeting 2010

Started Oct 3, 2009 0 Replies

The next autograph meeting and show will be held on June 12, 2010 at the "House of Handwritten History" located in Kesswil, Switzerland. Kesswil is a short drive from Friedrichshafen and the Zurich…Continue

Tags: convention, show, lecture, education, signed

 

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Markus Brandes is now friends with Mike Navarro, KatoTheMaster, J.Seah and 2 more
Aug 7, 2016
Markus Brandes replied to Alexandre Janousek's discussion Niki Lauda Formula 1 WORLD CHAMPION in the group NASCAR Autographs
"A very hurry but most certainly fine and rather contemporary signature. Please find matching samples with similar angel at http://www.brandesautographs.com/en/catalogsearch/result/?q=Niki+Lauda&q=Niki+Lauda kind regards Markus"
May 29, 2016
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NASCAR Autographs

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May 29, 2016
Markus Brandes replied to Seleznev Dmitri's discussion Emerson Lake & Palmer Signed Art Print, possible scam
"RRAuction sold a similar print in the past Color limited edition 22.5 x 26.5 print of the cover art for their Brain Salad Surgery album numbered 137/200, signed in the lower border in black felt tip by Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, and Carl Palmer.…"
May 24, 2016
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Harrison Ford

"Dear Joe and Pete Although this discussion turns into another direction I appreciate the comments of both of you and fully agree. I can hardly understand how US 3rd party authentication companies feel confident to authenticate for example Formula…"
Feb 2, 2016
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Harrison Ford

"Dear Pete.  I promise that this autograph had been personally signed by Harrison Ford on the 8th August 2011 at the Sony Centre in Berlin. We had 4 own autograph hunters running at this event and could get several autographs at the airport…"
Feb 1, 2016
Markus Brandes replied to Jan Cogo's discussion Harrison Ford / Indiana Jones x2 - real or fake?
"Dear Pete. First of all I like to thank you for your knowledge and reference based reply. I agree with you that with your argument the autographs are at least questionable which is enough for me that I do not offer both autographs anymore. You can…"
Jan 31, 2016
Markus Brandes replied to Jan Cogo's discussion Harrison Ford / Indiana Jones x2 - real or fake?
"Dear Pete. I talked today to the autograph hunter who obtained the first Harrison Ford autograph. He promised me that he obtained this autograph at a press conference at the Hyatt Hotel in Cologne while Harrison Ford slept in the hotel Wasserturm.…"
Jan 28, 2016
Markus Brandes replied to Jan Cogo's discussion Harrison Ford / Indiana Jones x2 - real or fake?
"I know the autograph hunter P.G. for a very long time who I met several times personally and he was a quite popular In-Person hunter in the 80s and 90s in the Cologne area. He mentioned to me that he obtained those autographs personally at the…"
Jan 27, 2016
Markus Brandes replied to Jan Cogo's discussion Harrison Ford / Indiana Jones x2 - real or fake?
"Dear Rich Thank you for inviting me to this discussion. Both Harrison Ford autographs had been obtained from a very well known German autograph collector who was very active in the 80s. P.G from Cologne. I have request further details for both…"
Jan 27, 2016
Markus Brandes commented on Markus Brandes's blog post Brandes autographs charity auction for Vietnam and Syria refugees
"Dear Steve.  Thank you very much for your support which I promise is for a good cause and I will keep everybody posted when the donation will be given to the three mentioned organizations which are doing a wonderful work for humanity.  I…"
Sep 18, 2015
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager commented on Markus Brandes's blog post Brandes autographs charity auction for Vietnam and Syria refugees
"Thank you for raising funds for these important causes, Markus. I'll buy one of the prints. I'm traveling this weekend, so if you could please send me a link or an invoice, I'd appreciate it. Steve"
Sep 18, 2015
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Brandes autographs charity auction for Vietnam and Syria refugees

"I AM LIFE THAT WANTS TO LIVE, SURROUNDED BY LIFE THAT WANTS TO LIVE." (ALBERT SCHWEIZER)The news is  full of reports of people who have lost everything and had to flee from war, famine and death. In desperation and the desire to live free from fear, they take drastic measures which often result in death.…See More
Sep 18, 2015
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Sep 18, 2015
Markus Brandes replied to Paul's discussion Ray Charles and his orchestra opinions
"Dear Paul. Always good to discuss about autographs particular if such difficult examples. Look forward to learn more in case there are confirmed counter proof that this signature which had been signed in the same ballpoint as the orchestra should be…"
Aug 20, 2015

About Me

What kind of member are you? Industry professionals must use their real names and identify themselves as such. (Check as many as apply.)
Collector, Professional Authenticator, Dealer
What brings you to Autograph Live?
Autograph Magazine
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
`Steve Crycin
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, History/Politics, Books/Literature, Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music, Space/Aviation/Military
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
After collecting for over 10-years Markus Brandes decided to turn into business on 19.06.1996. Brandes has an educational backround in software development and Internet applications. The educational backround is showcase on his award winning web site http://www.brandesautographs.com.
In 1996 Brandes become a full-time dealer and decided to go after the International maerketplace by specialising in motorsport, Vintage Hollywood and Science autographs. He has getting several times the German autograph dealer of the year award and regulary publish reference articles about secretaries and how to protect against autograph forgeries.

He is registered UACC lifetime dealer # 148 and member of the IADA, Manuscript Society and AdA.

He has been elected several times as expert in front of the law.

In 2006 he become the first UACC regional director for Europe.

Further refences, media articles and hunting reports could be viewed here.
What is your level of expertise?
Advanced Collector, Professional
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
The autograph archieve of Dr. Albert Schweitzer with more than 250 letters and 120 signed photographs. Also Peace as well as Count Zeppelin , Muhammad Ali are particular topics besite Oscar Winners, History and PRE-WAR motorsport autographs
Why do you collect?
Autographs give me the joy and love to keep history alive and are a great investment not only for myself but also the next generation of history lovers.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Nelson Mandela

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Brandes autographs charity auction for Vietnam and Syria refugees

Posted on September 18, 2015 at 1:00am 2 Comments

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"I AM LIFE THAT WANTS TO LIVE, SURROUNDED BY LIFE THAT WANTS TO LIVE." (ALBERT SCHWEIZER)

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Collecting Formula One motorsport autographs at the F1 testings in Barcelona 2012

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 2:34am 0 Comments

The first opportunity to obtain autographs In-Person of the new Formula One season 2012



Sebastian Vettel:

Sebastian is as kind to the fans as before his two world titles. He is trying to fulfill nearly every autograph wish. Sometimes he is a bit stressed but most of the time he is friendly and polite. Great!







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At 5:01pm on March 20, 2011, E.B.G. said…
Markus, Its nice to see you one here.  Good Luck, your friend EB
At 11:41am on July 15, 2010, Tim Henderson said…
Are the Jagger's for sale on your site? How much? Thanks
At 6:17pm on July 14, 2010, Tim Henderson said…
I loved hearing about Cannes Festival. I cant believe Jagger signed what did you get him on?
At 10:50pm on February 26, 2010, Markus Brandes said…
Dear Garrett. Authentic autographed Lincoln photographs are exceptional rare and in the past years only a few fine examples appeared on the marketplace. You should maybe ask Andreas Wiemer if he has a record of the first known Lincoln photographs as he has a excellent knowledge in this field. kind regards Markus
At 3:01pm on February 26, 2010, B Garrett Meadows said…
Is there any record of who the FIRST person was to autograph a photo of him/herself for an admirer or fan? I know there are autographed photos Lincoln. But does anyone pre-date Lincoln signing photos of him/herself?
At 1:32pm on December 14, 2009, Markus Brandes said…
Dear Brandon. Thank you very much for understanding. It was a difficult decision but our goal is education and you are one of our knowledge friends who's support had been always much appreciated.

Thank you very much and I am sure we will work together again in future and related cases.

kind regards
Markus

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At 11:57am on December 14, 2009, Brandon Mysinger said…
Markus,

Thanks for the heads up!! No offense or mis-understanding is taken at all! I am very much aware of the situation regarding ebay Germany and your site. I helped on many occasions to try to give you ammunition regarding the rules and laws that your were facing in Germany.

It is VERY smart for you to pull your core team together, just as Steve is doing here in the USA. We all remain under the same umbrella of fighting forgeries in the market. I'm sure that you will continue to have great success and you know I will ALWAYS be on hand to offer any support that isitreal.com needs.

We made a LOT of progress over the last few years with ebay and the fight against forgeries. However, the fighting is only begining. I have no doubt that we will work together again.

All the best my friend!!
At 9:21am on October 3, 2009, Priyabrat Biswal said…
Respected Sir,
Glad to hear that you will be visiting my country next year.
If you have any plan to visit my state, Orissa (famous for the Sun Temple of Konark and other beautiful temples), then I will be honoured to get a chance to be your host. I live in my state capital, Bhubaneswar, which is some 50 KMs from Konark and Puri.
With best regards,
Priyabrat Biswal
At 9:09am on October 3, 2009, Priyabrat Biswal said…
Sir,
Thank you very much for your kind reply. I will be in touch with you.
My personal e-mail ID is: priyabratbiswal@gmail.com.
Have you ever visited my country, INDIA which is known worldwide for its rich cultural heritage?
With best regards,
Priyabrat
At 8:22am on October 3, 2009, Priyabrat Biswal said…
Hello Sir,
I am an autographed-photograph collector from Orissa, INDIA. I want to make friendship with you. I shall be more than happy, if you could extend your hand of friendship to me.
With best regards,
Priyabrat
 
 
 

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