May 2012 Blog Posts (18)

Conan O'Brien and Josh Brolin Talk Autographs!

Josh Brolin, who does a great impersonation of Tommy Lee Jones in the latest Men and Black (which is also a great movie; take it from me, I'm a film critic).

Brolin was talking about all the various countries he has been going to for premieres and walking the red carpet. Brolin said people will yell out for his autograph, and he'll sign. They'll then look down at the paper and say "What's your name?" He found that hysterical, that somebody would ask for your autograph, and not even…

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Added by Josh Board on May 26, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Calendar of Celebrity Autograph Signings for June 2012

As a service to our fellow autograph collectors out there, Collector's Shangri-La provides a monthly calendar of selected celebrity autograph signings through our blog at: http://collectorsshangrila.blogspot.com/

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Added by Kevin Segall on May 25, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments

fakes?

anyone heard of TAGSPHOTOARCHIVE? Prices seem to good to be true.

Added by bob michelucci on May 24, 2012 at 1:15pm — 3 Comments

AEROSMITH and RONALD REAGAN -- best autograph stories ever!

Aerosmith and Ronald Reagan -- The two best autograph stories I've heard in weeks!

In Las Vegas I read in a local paper, about an Aerosmith concert. A guy with a fake leg (sorry, I can't spell that other word), was holding it up in the crowd (next to all the folks that hold their lighters when a classic ballad like Dream On is played). The drummer (I believe his name is Joey Kramer...I met him once in L.A. and he's a short dude, not very friendly...but he signed my CD). He asked for…

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Added by Josh Board on May 23, 2012 at 9:15am — 1 Comment

Walter Johnson Signed Autographed Postcard(s) Drew Max AAU FDE Authentic Or Forgery

Just recently on Ebay, one seller ($1gem) listed four Walter Johnson signed postcards. 

Ebay seller $1gem listed four Walter Johnson signed postcards.  One already sold for $487.00.  The other three are presently (May 21, 2012) listed on Ebay.

Below are photographs of all four Walter Johnson signed postcards.  All four were authenticated by Drew Max, who calls himself a Forensic Document Examiner (FDE).  I also found it interesting that all…

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Added by Christopher Williams on May 21, 2012 at 11:50am — 12 Comments

re: an autograph that is inscribed to someone :

how much does a personal inscription  devalue an autograph? I just read that it devalues an autograph if it has a personalinscription on it - (ie. to Jane...Mick Jagger) - Does it devalue an autograph significantly or is it just a minimal amount ? Wondering here in relation to an investment value standpoint. ty - all replies appreciated !

Susan Thames

Added by Susan Thames on May 21, 2012 at 10:09am — 7 Comments

Markus Brandes

I have heard of Markus Brandes - what are your feelings on his reputation as an authenticator of autographs? Curious here...just trying to learn and do some homework  on this subject. replys welcomed!

thank you,

Susan  

Added by Susan Thames on May 20, 2012 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

2012 Dree Brees Celebrity Championship Golf Tournament

Hey, it's that time of year again for the Celebrity Championship Golf Tournament hosted by Drew Brees.  It's going on now Friday, May 18 thru Sunday, May 20 (3 days!) at La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California.  Tickets are $15 each or free admission with your Ralph's Rewards Card.  The address is 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009.  Call 760-438-9111 or go to celebritychampionship.com for more information.  Golfers tee off at 7 am and sign free autographs on event…

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Added by Pablo Abilez on May 18, 2012 at 9:27pm — 3 Comments

Seattle Mariners Mystery cleat and Autograph

I was given this autographed cleat as a gift as a child, Ive always wondered who signed it, If anyone knows anything about this cleat or autograph id appreciate the h678.jpgelp,…

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Added by Honer simpson on May 16, 2012 at 11:03pm — No Comments

An auctioneer that wants to see our profession take a different turn

 I am tired of reading about crooked auctioneers and how they prey on the sports hobby. I understand collector's frustrations. Auctioneers do need to take responsibility for what they sell period end of story. I appreciate all of the folks who take their time out to alert the unsuspecting buyers of these forgeries. My concern is I continue to see posts and discussions about local auction houses that mean well. I am sorry, but if you have a room full of autographs and you did not wonder about…

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Added by James Wymer on May 16, 2012 at 9:41am — 6 Comments

Pioneer Auction - Portland(ia) Oregon

they are holding an auction tomorrow (Sunday 5/13/2012) on LIVEAUCTIONEERS.COM.

A number of items are Babe Ruth signed balls, Lou Gehrig signed ball box, Ty Cobb signed ball box and a 1927 Yankee team signed bat (Ruth, Gehrig et al). There are COAs on a couple of the items from ahhhhhh ACE but none on the bat.

I emailed them asking if there was any paperwork on the bat and they said no - so, I asked what happens if it fails PSA/DNA or JSA. Their terse reply was no refunds of…

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Added by mike d. on May 12, 2012 at 9:57am — 13 Comments

Forgeries Offered By Bid Daddy Auctions, Albuquerque NM Mickey Mantle 500 Homerun Club Litho Ted Williams DiMaggio CSC Collectibles

As many of us know, Ebay has done a decent job removing forgeries from their auction site over the past twelve months, but during that time the forgers and sellers of forgeries have found other outlets to sell their forgeries of Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Whitey Ford, etc.

Over the past year or so, these forgeries have made their way into local auctions and these local auctions are springing up all over the country.

Numerous sellers of forgeries sometimes use an…

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Added by Christopher Williams on May 11, 2012 at 3:51pm — 10 Comments

Forgeries Offered By Dixon's Auction, Inc. Powhatan VA Mickey Mantle 500 Homerun Club Litho Ted Williams DiMaggio Chris Morales

As many of us know, Ebay has done a decent job removing forgeries from their auction site over the past twelve months, but during that time the forgers and sellers of forgeries have found other outlets to sell their forgeries of Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Whitey Ford, etc.

Over the past year or so, these forgeries have made their way into local auctions and these local auctions are springing up all over the country.

Numerous sellers of forgeries sometimes use an…

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Added by Christopher Williams on May 9, 2012 at 3:13pm — 5 Comments

Forgeries offered by LLP Auctions of Tampa, FL: Mickey Mantle, Derek Jeter, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Tiger Woods, Roberto Clemente & More

As many of us know, Ebay has done a decent job removing forgeries from their auction site over the past twelve months, but during that time the forgers and sellers of forgeries have found other outlets to sell their forgeries of Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Tiger Woods, etc.

Over the past year or so, these forgeries have made their way into local auctions and these local auctions are springing up all over the country.

Numerous sellers of forgeries…

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Added by Christopher Williams on May 7, 2012 at 2:37pm — 21 Comments

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