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Fire & Water: And autograph Collectors Worst Nightmares

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Aug 21. 3 Replies

We are here because we collect autographs....pretty simple. Storage for your collection has been covered, time and again. The proper ways to frame with acid free materials and UV protection, where to…Continue

Tags: Storage, Safes, Water, Fire

RIP Levi Dailey

Started this discussion. Last reply by john shaw Aug 10. 2 Replies

I just got some heartbreaking news. One of the best autograph collectors that I ever met and had the pleasure to collect with, Levi Dailey passed away today, he was far too young and a really good…Continue

Who signed this baseball?

Started this discussion. Last reply by terrier8HOF Mar 3. 3 Replies

A customer popped into the shop today with this random ball.....I couldn't figure it out, figured come on over here and deal with the baseball autograph pros.....any ideas?…Continue

Star Wars Autographs Through The Years

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Shepherd Jan 16. 5 Replies

The subject came up last night about the changes to a celebrities autograph over the course of years. This will be image heavy, but as they say "a picture is worth a thousand words."George Lucas…Continue

Tags: Mayhew, Baker, Daniels, Prowse, Jones


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Pete Chuka and Nick B are now friends
15 hours ago
Pete Chuka replied to Jason Poulos's discussion HARRISON FORD.....REAL OR FAKE
"In my opinion, I wouldn't buy it, and I wouldn't authenticate it."
Pete Chuka replied to Jason Poulos's discussion HARRISON FORD.....REAL OR FAKE
"It is quite different from both trading card issues and his modern signings. And just so you are aware, PSA is now completely worthless when it comes to Ford. I believe they are now just using a magic 8 ball to authenticate his graphs."
Pete Chuka replied to Judge Nutmeg's discussion "Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. ..." The Breakfast Club
"Not only is it's damn nice, great placement and in good condition. Plus Official Pix has a send in until Oct 31, 2017 or until "Sell Out" for a Molly Ringwald signing."
Pete Chuka replied to Judge Nutmeg's discussion "For relaxing times...make it Suntory time..." - Bill Murray
"It hasn't changed aside from losing letters. Neither are even remotely Murray-like. "
Sep 17
Pete Chuka replied to Eric K Longo's discussion UPDATE 9/16/17: Waters Signed Abt 12 Graphs @ Nassau Tonight. ONE FOR ME!
"Acid free paper being pulled in and out sliding over the graph ......not a good idea. Storing it in the cheap plastic coating used on the dvd box.....also not the best idea. Get a nice mat or double mat that will keep the glass/plexi from touching…"
Sep 17
Pete Chuka replied to Jason's discussion Carrie Fisher
"That is Carrie's signature, she did have a tendency to sometimes not complete the "e" at the end of Carrie, there are even occasions where she would drop it altogether.     "
Sep 16
Pete Chuka left a comment for Joey Charles
"Joey, I never had the opportunity to meet Pat and I have only dealt with a few pieces signed by him. I certainly can't claim to know his autograph well, but if I can help at all please feel free to contact me. Best, Pete  "
Sep 10
Pete Chuka and Joey Charles are now friends
Sep 10
Pete Chuka replied to Mike T's discussion Star Wars Autograph Authenticity Opinions
"First things first, I don't see any reason at all to have these authenticated. Save your money and put it towards the costs involved in replacing the pieces you stil want in your collection. As for Warwick's modern autograph from the last…"
Sep 10
Pete Chuka replied to Mike T's discussion Star Wars Autograph Authenticity Opinions
"All 3 of these are nice and early, authentic samples. Comparing these to the items these guys sign today, I think you would be shocked at how their signatures have devolved.  "
Sep 10
Pete Chuka replied to Mike T's discussion Star Wars Autograph Authenticity Opinions
"The Dave Prowse is real, and the Anthony Daniels looks like a bit of a rushed authentic version of his signature as well. The Hamill and the Kenny Baker are unfortunately just poor forgeries."
Sep 9
Pete Chuka replied to Mike T's discussion Star Wars Autograph Authenticity Opinions
"The white "Star Wars" costume Fisher shot is the only authentic piece here, sorry about the bad news on top of the fire. At the very least you can save your money on the authentication fees."
Sep 9
Pete Chuka replied to Mike Shepherd's discussion Star Wars Collectors Unite!
"Let's see how many authenticators are willing to sign off on this style?"
Sep 5
Pete Chuka replied to chris boudreau's discussion Richard Dreyfuss ruined my poster.
"I would do the exact opposite. Flatten the whole poster out on a big-board, and ask Mr. Murray what Richard's problem is.....and ask if he cares to respond? On your poster of course."
Sep 5
Pete Chuka replied to chris boudreau's discussion Richard Dreyfuss ruined my poster.
"This is quite normal for Dreyfuss. What About Bob? seems to be the main issue with him, I have seen multiple photos and posters where Richard has scratched out Murray's face with the sharpie before signing. "
Sep 4

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looking for like minded collectors
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What do you collect, or want to collect?
Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, SciFi
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
30+ years of Star Wars, Godfather, Marvel films and sci-fi tv and films
What is your level of expertise?
Advanced Collector
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
It changes all the time.
Why do you collect?
Why not?
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Steve McQueen

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The Pen Test

Posted on December 24, 2016 at 11:24am 17 Comments

Let me start by saying I am not a scientist. I have been collecting for decades, in that time I have purchased autographs, done TTM requests, traveled to conventions, and hit the streets in search of every possible signature that I wanted. I consider myself to be pretty successful at this hobby, and for years my answer to one question has been the same.

What's the best pen to use for an autograph? For 2 decades my answer has been a blue permanent overhead transparency marker called…


Star Wars Autographs by the Numbers: Which are the Rarest?

Posted on December 18, 2016 at 2:00pm 41 Comments

Watching different Star Wars actors sign autographs for the last few decades, I started trying to figure out the numbers. How many pieces have been signed? How much value should be attached to each autograph? What are the prices that…


Autograph Common Sense

Posted on November 5, 2016 at 5:00am 46 Comments

Let's take some time to talk about autographs, sounds silly right? In the last few weeks a number of new & old collectors have popped in here on this site and elsewhere with items they want to know about...Is this real? What's the value? and so on. 

Many of us collect different things, some only collect sports, some mostly music, astronauts or presidents, whatever you collect this topic will fit into any category, for my purposes, seeing as I collect celebrity autographs, these…

A Complete Collection: Is It Happiness or The Saddest Thing Ever?

Posted on July 16, 2016 at 5:29am 12 Comments

I think Steve Buscemi nailed it in Ghost World as Seymour: "Well, you think it's healthy to obsessively collect things? You can't connect with other people, so you fill your life with stuff. I'm just like all the rest of these pathetic collector…

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At 3:59pm on June 7, 2017, Mupplvr said…

Hi Pete - could you give me your opinion on this Robin Williams signature when you can? Thanks!

At 10:07am on April 24, 2017, Josh Brewton said…

Hey Pete when you have the time can you take a look at this Heath Ledger autograph?

Thanks for your time.

At 9:06pm on April 9, 2017, Hunter Baardsen said…
At 5:48pm on July 17, 2016, Robert Chase said…
Hello Pete!
Lol, it's all about the signatures. I don't like to gamble either. We would go for a dinner and show. The wolf den shows were free, I don't know if they still are. I saw so many shows at the wolf den. I have a 45 sleeve or 2 signed by some of the members of Asia. I would have to find them, but I am most likely missing the same band member as you. I didn't go to that show, my friend got some signed for me. I have met Steve Howe a few times with members of yes. It was a lot of fun.
Thanks again!
At 8:35am on July 17, 2016, Robert Chase said…
Hello Pete!
It's a pleasure to be your friend and thanks for your input. I have a lot of in-person signed items, but I also have a lot of items I purchased over the years going back to the mid 80's. It's awesome that I can unearth them and post on this site for opinions. I agree that the river Phoenix doesnt look right and I will add it to to oops pile. I noticed you live in ct, your my neighbor. I made many trips to Mohegan sun , wolf den to see concerts and get albums signed.
Thanks again
At 7:34pm on April 13, 2016, Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager said…

Hi Pete,

Would you mind taking a look at the Angelina Jolie and Billie Bob signed baseballs I found buried away when you get a chance? They look OK to me, but modern celebs have fooled me more than once. OK...just possibly a lot more than once. Thanks!

At 8:02am on January 4, 2016, Jan Cogo said…
At 10:19am on November 24, 2014, Mark Saurin said…

Hi Pete

Many thanks for your feedback bud, can you send me a link to the site you are referring to, and also, do's it look okay to yourself, as I am now starting to collect ORIGINAL Star Wars Toys and HARD TO FIND signed items. Pete, many thanks again for your time, you are a real class act,



At 11:07am on June 10, 2014, Steve Zarelli said…

Welcome, Pete! very happy to have your expertise on this site. Regards, Steve Zarelli



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