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JSA and PSA - what has happened?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bernie Sep 2. 83 Replies

First let me say , I have always been a proponent of 3rd party independent authentication, because I believe it curtails the forgery industry.  And I still believe that.However I have always had…Continue

Fake Frank Sinatra Guaranteed to pass PSA or JSA..?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Meyer Jul 24. 4 Replies

Here is an interesting eBay post.  I noticed this Frank Sinatra SP with the title JSA certified.  Then he has everywhere that its guaranteed to pass PSA or JSA and he has a JSA letter. So, when I…Continue

Looking for copy of "The Robot that Helped to Make a President" by Charles Hamiltom

Started Oct 28, 2016 0 Replies

Anyone have a copy of "The Robot that Helped to Make a President"  by Charles Hamilton or is there possibly a digital copy available? Anyone who has a copy they would like to sell most appreciated. …Continue

eBay has settled on only TWO Approved Authentication Services

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Zarelli Aug 29, 2016. 36 Replies

  I just noticed eBay's approved autograph authentication services went from about ten, fifteen years ago to now ONLY two, JSA and PSA..  I think they got it right, but am curious how and Who…Continue

 

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Bernie replied to kevin conway's discussion JSA and PSA - what has happened?
"So this pens another thread: "Is a TPA an "all  purpose certification house or a specialty?" And, how does a new entrant get "membership" in the "supply side club?" Just basically goes to show you how…"
Sep 2
Eric K Longo replied to kevin conway's discussion JSA and PSA - what has happened?
"And NOT recognized even if genuine and this or that group, like that earlier Monet (Wildensteins), says no. It is interesting to look into those folks re taxes and other things. I was happy to see that last one accepted but that was rather…"
Sep 2
a pug called eva replied to kevin conway's discussion JSA and PSA - what has happened?
"With the Beatles we now have a situation almost like the fine art market for classic or modern masters. A paintings is automatically regarded as genuine if the recognised authority agrees to catalogue it as a work by the artist (e.g. Monet). The…"
Sep 2
Eric K Longo replied to kevin conway's discussion JSA and PSA - what has happened?
"I do the same exact work no matter the seller. I do not buy anything slabbed or with a sticker. I sometimes pay for an opinion when an assist in needed. Otherwise, I do the work/fun of authentication and the selection of qualities - it is my $ and…"
Sep 2
Bernie replied to kevin conway's discussion JSA and PSA - what has happened?
"I would not buy something I do not think is authentic even if it is slabbed. I am also not concerned once I own it, but I admit, I am a lot more finicky about items on sale which are not authenticated for a similar logic: "buyer beware" so…"
Sep 2
Tunky replied to kevin conway's discussion JSA and PSA - what has happened?
"That's the point: authenticated items always sell faster and for higher prices. And if you decide to sell The Beatles autographs on ebay- they can be removed if they don't have COA from the reputable company. "
Sep 2
a pug called eva replied to kevin conway's discussion JSA and PSA - what has happened?
"I cannot understand this obsession with authentication. I may be stupid but I just trust my own judgement. I have never thought twice about buying an unauthenticated item on ebay, even from people in strange countries or…"
Sep 2
Bernie replied to kevin conway's discussion JSA and PSA - what has happened?
"I do agree with the accountability, which I view as having "by name" reviewers (SGC, CSA, Beckett) I mentioned that I do value the JSA service and integrity based on a personal experience, which may or may not sway me on accountability. I…"
Sep 1
Rick Meyer replied to kevin conway's discussion JSA and PSA - what has happened?
"Problem with all this is the transparency of it. If PSA or Steve Grad looked at something and got it right he'd be the first guy to pat himself on the back. If he got it wrong he blames the unnamed authenticator for it and changes the…"
Sep 1
Bernie replied to kevin conway's discussion JSA and PSA - what has happened?
"I had a tough time figuring out a good place to enter, so I chose to go to the root of the issue and offer a couple of thoughts for discussion 1- Is PSA still the "dominant" force now that Steve Grad is gone? Like him or not, and I am…"
Sep 1
Eric K Longo replied to kevin conway's discussion JSA and PSA - what has happened?
"Of course. But I am not sure that is what I am hearing."
Aug 30
Mr. Steffman replied to kevin conway's discussion JSA and PSA - what has happened?
"A stock can thrive when a company puts customers first, too."
Aug 30
Eric K Longo replied to kevin conway's discussion JSA and PSA - what has happened?
"If A "business", as you call it, is to favor stockholders first, as all certainly do, then what? Just a random hypothetical. Who can say? I can't. "
Aug 30
nicholas pansini replied to kevin conway's discussion JSA and PSA - what has happened?
"I have several PSA authenticated graphs on album, photograph and ticket. I now fear what I own as some that could be fake, I'm afraid.  But I have faith in when someone sees examplars  that are matched from genuine, that person can…"
Aug 29
Christopher replied to kevin conway's discussion JSA and PSA - what has happened?
"I've been at this for about 3 years and feel as though I've managed to compress many more years of experience into this relatively short period - primarily from making mistakes. As a brand new beginner, TPAs are absolutely necessary. All…"
Aug 29
Rick Meyer replied to kevin conway's discussion JSA and PSA - what has happened?
"Your wife must be smarter than mine. She couldn't tell a sharpie from a paint pen or the difference between a fascimile, pre print, autopen or actual signature and she's seen a ton of autographs. She can take pictures and text them though.…"
Aug 29

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Sports, History/Politics, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music, SciFi, Horror
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Kevin conway's Blog

Warning Signs an Autograph Dealer May Be Selling Forgeries

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 7:00pm 38 Comments

There have been countless write-ups and articles about what to look for when it comes to buying autographs. Most have the same information such as "if it's too good to be true it probably is," and recommend comparing the autograph to known exemplars, secretarials, autopens and other references.

Instead of discussing the technical aspects of…

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Calling all John F Kennedy Experts - what do you think of this?

Posted on January 9, 2011 at 4:30pm 32 Comments

 

OK, I can’t believe I am already doing this all over again, but now instead of John Wayne it is John Kennedy. 

I am hoping for some of the great objective expertise from the John Wayne study I posted a couple weeks ago.  Anyway, here is the JFK case study.…

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At 4:37pm on October 3, 2016, Jason MacNaught said…

Hi Kevin, 

Steve Cyrkin suggested that I comment on your profile in regards to a John Wayne discussion. If you get a minute, mind taking a look at these letters? http://live.autographmagazine.com/forum/topics/pair-of-john-wayne-letters

Thanks!

At 3:42pm on April 12, 2016, Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager said…

Hi Kevin,

If you have a chance could you help a member with opinions on Lou Costello and Will Rogers autographs? Thanks

http://live.autographmagazine.com/forum/topics/lou-costello-and-will-rogers-autographs

At 6:19pm on March 23, 2014, Dane Muramoto said…

I was wondering why you said that JSA satisfies the UACC authenticator requirements, but PSA doesn't. If I'm reading the authentication requirements correctly, the only thing that doesn't count is the PSA Quick Opinion service. Given that PSA uses their DNA sequenced daub on authenticated items, I would assume that counts for the custody requirements established by US courts.

At 8:17pm on February 4, 2012, Jason Miller said…

kevin, you seem to know wayne sigs well, could you give me your opinion on this one. thanks

http://live.autographmagazine.com/forum/topics/john-wayne-auto-question

At 6:41pm on January 4, 2012, Matthew Stevens said…

Kevin,

Steve Cyrkin suggested I contact you. I have a question on this photo:

http://live.autographmagazine.com/forum/topics/odd-john-wayne

Thanks.

R/Matt

At 10:21am on December 28, 2011, Jimmy Knight said…
Under John Wayne signed letter don't no how Stacy it
At 10:16am on December 28, 2011, Jimmy Knight said…
New member at this site  I guess go to members and look up Jimmy knight i put it on forms for autographs joh
N Wayne thanks
At 8:21am on December 28, 2011, Jimmy Knight said…

Kev I have a signed letter from John Wayne in 1971 and don't know what to do with it. Want to sell it to a collector, posted pic on forum. any help on how to get started or what to do, or what worth. thanks

 
 
 

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