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Part 2 Howard Thompson (Help Me Howard) Pix11 Reveals True Story About The Forgeries Sold By Bergen County NJ’s Baseball Memorabilia Auction Drew Max COA AAU

Following my original thread (link below) on the forgeries sold by the Bergen County Prosecutor (and Caspert Auctioneers & Appraisers), Howard Thompson (Help Me Howard) of Pix11 Channel 11 here in New York produced a two-part follow-up on the forgeries and how they were made available to the public.

First, the link to my original thread:…

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Added by Christopher Williams on November 21, 2014 at 4:00am — 15 Comments

Another Week of Rock

Four different classic rock acts came through NE Ohio last week and I decided to go to 3 of the shows.  First, Todd Rundgren came to Kent for "An Unpredictable Evening".  I'm not a huge Todd fan, but I do like his music so I decided to take a chance to see if anyone had an extra ticket to this sold out show.  Luckily,  got a $40 for $30 ( I love not paying full price).  Todd and his band sounded very good and played a variety of 

cover songs including 96 Tears, Muskrat Love, and Fire.…

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Added by Coachgd on November 17, 2014 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

Doors autograph - real ?

Hello--  A relative wanted me to find out if her Doors autographed photo appears to be genuine.  It was acquired via mail from a fan club back in the 60's and was apparently taped on someone's wall.  Please tell me if you think it is real & how much it might be worth.  Thanks.

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Added by Jason James on November 14, 2014 at 9:45pm — 7 Comments

A Fish Called Wanda -- why John Cleese and Jamie Lee Curtis Won't Sign my DVD

When I was a little kid, I loved collecting autographs. It could be the local newscaster or anybody like that. As I got older, I had to be a fan of the person before approaching them with pen in hand.

With the San Diego Chargers Blood Drive coming up, I remembered the first time I realized my…

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Added by Josh Board on November 13, 2014 at 11:49pm — 6 Comments

Need help identifying this

I picked up a couple of sketches from an estate sale over the weekend, one is Harry James and this one.  I cannot figure out who this is, any help would be greatly appreciated.  I know the artist is Dorothy Ahrens, she did this in pencil and the autograph is made out to her.  Thanks for any help on this.…

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Added by Russell Decotis on November 3, 2014 at 7:26am — 3 Comments

Talking Music and Autographs with Larry Tamblyn of The Standells

My favorite ‘60s band is The Doors. They’re closely followed by The Beatles. Yet one thing I’ve found when I became a movie critic 25 years ago was…there’s nothing interesting about asking somebody their favorite movie or favorite band. You always hear the same answers. I like to ask people the…

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Added by Josh Board on October 31, 2014 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Warning! Don't ask Ewan McGregor for an autograph

Here's what Ewan McGregor thinks of Autograph hunters. Just thought I should share this if anyone was thinking of approaching him, I'd think twice!

From the article:

Ewan McGregor has branded autograph hunters "parasitical lowlifes".

The 43-year-old actor - who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in 'Star Wars Episode I-III' - insists he rarely meets real fans, just people who want to make money from his signature.

Asked how 'Star Wars' fans have responded to him, he told…

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Added by Micko on October 30, 2014 at 1:01am — 12 Comments

Advice...

Hi I'm in north of London and selling my collection of mainly music autographs... is there anywhere else than Ebay? appreciate any advice... Thanks

Added by Denis Cook on October 29, 2014 at 7:53am — 7 Comments

Have Lunch With a TV Star, and a Coffee Table Book That's $5,000

I’ve talked with filmmakers and other movie critics about how sometimes crowd-funding campaigns have changed a lot. It used to be a filmmaker that didn’t have money, could go on Kickstarter or some site like that, and people would donate to help them finance their film. Somewhere along the line, big name…

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Added by Josh Board on October 28, 2014 at 10:29am — 2 Comments

The Cream Rises to the Top -- RIP Jack Bruce

Jack Bruce was the first autograph I got. Sort of. I mean, it was the first autograph I ever got that I asked another person to get for me. I had just started working in radio, and was 20-years-old. An afternoon DJ was going to be interviewing him, and one of my all-time favorite albums was the Cream record “Disraeli Gears.” I didn’t think it would be professional for me to just “show up” at a time I wasn’t working, and bother the talent for a signature; but the DJ was a nice guy and I knew…

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Added by Josh Board on October 27, 2014 at 12:34am — No Comments

Birdman and John Wayne Gacy

As a movie critic, if a film has scenes with autographs in them, I like to let you guys know. The latest is the movie “Birdman.” It stars Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts. I’m sure most of you have seen the scene in which Keaton is walking around New York in his underwear. This…

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Added by Josh Board on October 24, 2014 at 8:48am — 1 Comment

Zarelli Space Authentication: Gus Grissom Autograph Study

Steve Zarelli Space Authentication is pleased to present an online signature study on NASA astronaut, Virgil "Gus" Grissom. The full study can be found on my website by clicking here.

I have included a number of verified signature exemplars that span the short period Gus Grissom was signing autographs, as well as Autopens, secretarials, pre-prints and…

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Added by Steve Zarelli on October 22, 2014 at 6:51am — 8 Comments

My week of rock

The concerts keep happening in Northeast Ohio and luckily for me they have taken place at smaller venues.  The first show was last Friday as Eddie Money took the stage for 2 shows at Tangiers in Akron- a small dinner theater place that has brought in some pretty big names over the years.  Between the 2 shows, Eddie was signing items at the merchandise table.  I had brought 2 lp's with me to get signed.  I didn't really want to buy a t-shirt but some of the proceeds went to the Fallen Hero's…

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Added by Coachgd on October 18, 2014 at 7:30pm — 9 Comments

ATTAINING NIRVANA III

Whereas the Beatles and other 1960’s band signed memorabilia are highly collectibles to baby  boomers.Nirvana appeals to a younger generation who was probably an impressionable teenager when the King of Grunge committed suicide in 1994. I am the exception I guess. :)

 Nirvana’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year had created a big surge of Nirvana’s signed memorabilia on the internet. As usual, there are many fakes Nirvana signed memorabilia being offer.…

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Added by J.Seah on October 18, 2014 at 8:26am — 4 Comments

Mickey Mantle 54/100 Framed Piece from All American Collectibles Real or Fake?

I really appreciate that I found this forum, I am Thrilled one of your members steered me to this website. I am in the process of sending items to…

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Added by Ken K on October 15, 2014 at 6:26pm — 11 Comments

Searching For Kurt Cobain II :)

 

Nirvana induction into the Rock & Rock Hall of Fame earlier this year had created a flood of Nirvana signed memorabilia on the market. Unfortunately most of the items offers were fakes.

Back in August this year a seller on an EBay was offering a signed LP with Kurt Cobain autograph and doodle. Here is a picture of the LP that was offer for sale.…

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Added by J.Seah on October 10, 2014 at 6:44pm — 6 Comments

A Dream Come True -- I Met Alan Arkin at the San Diego Film Festival

I wrote about the latest San Diego Film Festival for Fox 5 San Diego (feel free to go there and check out my movie reviews). I thought for autograph collectors, I’d shorten it significantly and talk about the autograph aspects of it.

Film festivals are a great place to score autographs, but…

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Added by Josh Board on October 10, 2014 at 11:21am — 5 Comments

Jim Gaffigan -- Great Comedian, Great Actor, Great Autograph Signer!

I’ve always been a fan of stand-up comedians. I guess it all stems from the fact that we hear these surveys that say “More people fear public speaking than death.” And we’ve all had that moment we had to go in front of a crowd and speak, and we got those butterflies. Well, comedians have to do that, with the added…

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Added by Josh Board on October 6, 2014 at 11:29am — No Comments

Bret Michaels

Poison front man and reality TV star, Bret Michaels hit the Hard Rock Casino a few weeks ago.  I have seen Poison a few times in the past- Opening up for David Lee Roth and then headlining with Cinderella and Dokken years later.  Yes, I am a fan of hair metal- grew up with it in the 80's.  If you are looking for a good time and a fun show, Poison is the band for you.  Not the best musicians, but it is fun music.  …

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Added by Coachgd on September 30, 2014 at 7:46pm — 5 Comments

All American Collectables Baseballs

Hello All! I am in need of some advice! My sister purchased these baseballs and asked If I think they are authentic. I told her "I do not have a clue but I know who might" Any opinions?…

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Added by Jack Reynolds on September 24, 2014 at 7:44am — 2 Comments

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