The Authentic Experience
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:…Continue
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.…Continue
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.
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…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Josh Board on October 27, 2014 at 12:34am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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.…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Josh Board on October 6, 2014 at 11:29am — No Comments
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. …Continue
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?…Continue