August 2010 Blog Posts (21)

The 1979 cult classic "THE WARRIORS" still brings a demand for cast signatures.

Now, some of you younger readers who have seen the film, "The Warriors" on video or (worse) edited on television, probably watch that film and wonder where all the violence is and what really is the big deal. Compared to the real gangs of today, the gangs in the film look more like a Mad Hatter tea party than gangs we see on the nightly news. However, for us older readers, we can testify that when the 1979 film was released, it caused fights in the theaters, gang activity, and a media that…

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Added by Stephen Duncan on August 30, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Beware Toby Stoffa of Antiquities Las Vegas

I purchased a Rat Pack photo from her 10 years ago; signed by all 5. I proudly displayed it on the wall in my office. Recently I decided to get it authenticated. I brought it to JSA and they said it was fraudulent. She offered to take it back on consignment but refused to refund me the original purchase price of $ 2300.00; as she does not recognize JSA or PSA as authorities. She said I should send it to Col. Myron Ross who she purchased the piece from for authentication. I was…

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Added by Thomas Gubitosi on August 30, 2010 at 10:00am — 12 Comments

David Letterman Talks Autographs with Tom Dreesen

Tom Dreesen is one of the most under-rated comedians of all-time. He and I have stayed in touch after I interviewed him for Autograph Magazine, and I feel blessed to have heard so many great stories from him over the years.…

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Added by Josh Board on August 28, 2010 at 1:08pm — 1 Comment

Ha Ha, Kate Hudson!

I'm a huge Black Crowes fan (I wrote about them, and White Stripes, in a column years ago).

Crowes singer Chris Robinson is a tough autograph to get. He'll sign, but just a few as he's walking by.

One time, his pregnant wife -- actress Kate Hudson -- was at the show. Now, I was once standing next to Kevin Bacon's actress wife at a concert (can't think of her name at the moment). She was dancing the night away.

Hudson wasn't dancing, and I thought…

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Added by Josh Board on August 26, 2010 at 4:46pm — 2 Comments

Interesting Autograph Stuff -- Football/Baseball

It's always nice when a pro athlete goes above and beyond for the autograph seekers.

Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum didn't just reach over the dugout to sign baseballs and other items for fans before a Giants came a few weeks ago. He stood on a trash can to do it.

Usually players in the dugout that do sign autographs, have the items handed to them from a security guard. Lincecum, though, decided to take matters into his own…

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Added by Josh Board on August 25, 2010 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Collecting the Wright Brothers, Right or Wrong?

Most philographers (autograph collectors) who collect the autographs of the Wright Brothers know that there were more than just Orville (1871-1948) and Wilbur (1867-1912). Reuchlin Wright (1861-1920) and Lorin Wright (1862-1939) were Wilbur and Orville's older brothers. There was even a sister, Katharine Wright (1874-1929).



In "The Sanders Autograph Price Guide 7th edition" published in 2009 (I co-wrote Chapter 1 "Authentication"), a bank check signed by Orville is valued at $500-$700.… Continue

Added by Herman Darvick on August 25, 2010 at 6:51am — No Comments

Calling all sports fans-Baseball Legend GAYLORD PERRY and Football Legend PAUL HORNUNG-Private Signings!

Hi everybody,

Prices for Gaylord Perry are as follows:

Baseballs and flats 8x10 or smaller: $30

Caps, equipment, bats, jerseys, oversized flats, etc: $50

Inscriptions: $10

Items are due to me by September 10th.

Prices for Paul Hornung are as follows:

Flats up to 16x20 and mini helmets: $30

Jerseys, #'s, helmets, footballs, oversized flats, etc:$45

HOF or Heisman Trophy inscription: $10

Other statistic…

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Added by David Stone on August 24, 2010 at 5:23am — No Comments

More fraud - American Royal Arts and Jerry Gladstone

Well, looks like we Abbey Road have forgery # 10. Thanks to Steve
Cyrkin for opening my eyes. Check out my story so far:

http://davehbaas.blogspot.com

Added by david baas on August 23, 2010 at 12:08pm — 3 Comments

Torn between two lovers

Someone can help me with an address for siner MARY MACGREGOR (Torn between two lovers) and actor WILL NYE (deputy FLOYD in Murder,she wrote)

Added by Jan Costermans on August 22, 2010 at 2:29am — No Comments

Steve Koschal: 21st Century Grave Robber

Steve Koschal is not only desecrating graves by removing dirt but he is offering the dirt for sale on eBay (User ID 45164). These items are currently being offered for sale on eBay by Steve Koschal. Some images are slightly blurred; that is how they appear on eBay.



Dirt from the graves of Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow (item: 370417003941):




Dirt from the… Continue

Added by Herman Darvick on August 17, 2010 at 8:30pm — 9 Comments

My Autograph Collection: Sell or not to sell..............perhaps you can advise me.

I am at a thought crossing in my autograph collection: to sellor not to sell. Let me explain.

I love collecting autographs and always will. However, collecting has been a huge expense for me over the last several years. With so many fantastic autograph conventions across the country, in store signings, artists appeareing at so many local clubs, there has been a rebirth of my collecting. In other words, these last 5 or so years have been more fruitful and successful, than the…

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Added by Stephen Duncan on August 17, 2010 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Albert Einstein - Typed Letter Signed - For Sale

Albert Einstein



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Added by Charles Abramoff on August 17, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

What Do I Do About This, Brethren?

So I'm going through a box of old books at home that belonged to my Aunt Rosemary who turned 100 years of age a few weeks ago (she tells me she's finally downsizing.). In it I find a copy of THE CHALLENGE OF LIBERTY, 1st edition, 1934 by Herbert Hoover in pristine condition w/ an undamaged, clean and tight paper jacket. I open the cover and read, "To my friend, Rosemary M.., with best wishes, Herbert Hoover". I have checked on line, and to my… Continue

Added by Paul Mathis on August 16, 2010 at 12:43pm — 3 Comments

SELLING RICHARD M. NIXON AUTOGRAPH

My mother sat across the aisle from Richard Nixon on a PAN AM flight just a year or so after he left the presidency. He autographed one of my business envelopes with his signature only. I can provide a pic if interested. Any reasonable offer over $50.00 will be accepted.

swnsnkr@aol.com

Added by Grant Swanson on August 14, 2010 at 11:50am — 1 Comment

Looking to trade for an autograph of actor Richard Greene

I recently acquired a nice collection (over 400!) of autographs from the 1950's & 60's; mostly entertainers/actors. I'd rather trade than sell. I'm looking for an autograph of my namesake, Richard Greene. Also Warren Williams and/or Lili Damita Can anybody help? I will also trade for cartoon art with dogs.

Added by Richard Greene on August 10, 2010 at 4:05pm — 1 Comment

Scott Pilgrim vs The Autograph Seekers

I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Scott Pilgrim. It's not for everyone, and I'm guessing older folks won't appreciate all the video game ref. in the film.

In one scene, Michael Cera is on the set of a movie being filmed and is in awe of the former pro skateboarder turned A-list movie star (with the last name "Lee"...making me think of Jason Lee).

This guy ends up coming up to Cera, who is talking on the set. Just as Cera is asking for his…

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Added by Josh Board on August 10, 2010 at 1:59am — 2 Comments

Actress Patricia Neal has passed...R.I.P

I was never able to meet actress Patricia Neal, but I did mail off some of my photos to her just a couple months ago for her to autograph for me. She did indeed sign some great pics I sent to her from The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Fountainhead!

I will post those hand signed photos she sent back to me in my SASE, here soon. She was a wonderful actress.

Here is a link to her Obit.…

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Added by Mark J Gross on August 9, 2010 at 8:21am — No Comments

Austin Roberts

Someone can help me with an address for Austin Roberts. He's a singer/songwriter, best known for the song "Rocky".

Added by Jan Costermans on August 7, 2010 at 2:44am — No Comments

Looking for Opinions---Graded and Ungraded Picture...

Hi Everyone,

I was just looking for some opinions on the picture and I have made a scan of the pictures together so you can see them both at the same time.

Now one picture has been graded by PSA/DNA and the other picture was one I have and I had mailed it to them to be graded only because I had seen several others like the one graded that looked almost identical to mine.

So I get mine back and they call it a secretarial and I do trust PSA/DNA and…

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Added by Chris Klamer on August 6, 2010 at 7:58am — 1 Comment

Latest Movie Autograph -- WINNEBAGO MAN

A pretty funny and interesting documentary out right now. It's about a guy (John Rebney) that made some Winnebago commercials/instructional videos, and the outtakes became a huge internet sensation.

This because he was fond of getting mad and cursing. It was summer, and 100 degrees in Iowa, where the filming took place.

Anyway, at a film festival, he is asked to take pictures and sign autographs. But what is funny is, his best friend is driving him there, since…

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Added by Josh Board on August 5, 2010 at 11:18pm — No Comments

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