August 2013 Blog Posts (21)

Regency Superior Catalog Now Online

Our Space, Autograph and Historical Documents session of our public Auction will be help October 3rd in Los Angeles, California. For those of your who wish to bid and view the items now, our catalog is available on our website. The auction information page has all the links to the stamps catalogs as well. The link to the collectibles sale is …

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Added by Regency Superior on August 29, 2013 at 7:20am — No Comments

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A 3"x5" card signed by Martin Luther King, Jr. Some even age toning but still very fine condition. His autograph is bold, simple and kind. Just like the man himself, his autograph is symbolic of his nature. Signed the same year of his assassination makes this haunting piece a gem for any…

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Added by Regency Superior on August 29, 2013 at 7:13am — No Comments

Mickey Mantle Williams Signed Photo Forgery Ebay Seller Skater_Man_Sales COA TracerCode

Here's another set of Mickey Mantle/Ted Williams forgeries on a baseball.

This set of horrific-looking Mickey Mantle/Ted Williams forgeries are listed by Ebay seller Skater_Man_Sales.

Forgeries like these were produced in the thousands and will infect the hobby forever.…

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Added by Christopher Williams on August 27, 2013 at 7:21pm — 2 Comments

Collector's Calendar for September 2013



Collector's Shangri-La provides a monthly calendar of selected celebrity autograph signings, collector's conventions, and other events through our blog at: http://collectorsshangrila.blogspot.com/



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Added by Kevin Segall on August 26, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mickey Mantle Ted Williams Signed Photo Forgery Ebay Seller Colombianemeralds COA Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators

Here's another set of Mickey Mantle/Ted Williams forgeries with a COA from GFA (Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators) headed by Steve Rocchi.

This set of Mickey Mantle/Ted Williams forgeries is listed by Ebay seller Colombianemeralds.

This crap (Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams forgeries) certed by Rocchi is always found on a website called…

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Added by Christopher Williams on August 22, 2013 at 6:25pm — 1 Comment

Getting Autographs at Book Signings -- Dedicated to Elmore Leonard

I was sad to hear about author Elmore Leonard passing away Tuesday. He was 87 and hadn’t been in the best health, but you hate when you’re a fan of somebody and you realize you’ll never get new material from them.

His gritty crime novels become fun movies – Get Shorty and Out of…

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Added by Josh Board on August 20, 2013 at 11:33pm — 6 Comments

Attaining Nirvana II

ATTAINING NIRVANA II

The relatively short career of Nirvana limits the number of items available for collectors, particularly items that are originals. Buyers seeking original signed items should be aware that the rarity of these items has increased the likelihood of fraudulent items being sold on the market. Before purchasing originals signed items, buyers should research the item and ask sellers to thoroughly substantiate their claims of authenticity. This often includes any…

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Added by J.Seah on August 17, 2013 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Mickey Mantle Williams Signed Photo Forgery Ebay Seller Hillmania1998 COA Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators

Here's another typical set of Mickey Mantle/Ted Williams forgeries with a COA from GFA (Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators) headed by Steve Rocchi.

This set of Mickey Mantle/Ted Williams forgeries is listed by Ebay seller Hillmania1998.

This garbage can usually be found over at a website called AtAuction. 

AtAuction was…

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Added by Christopher Williams on August 16, 2013 at 6:24pm — 1 Comment

Mickey Mantle Autographed Photograph Forgery Ebay Seller Acerj1 COA GAI Mike Baker

Here's another typical Mickey Mantle forgery with a COA from GAI (Mike Baker).

This Mickey Mantle forgery is listed by Ebay seller Acerj1.

GAI (Mike Baker) "authenticated (cough, cough)" thousands upon thousands of forgeries.…

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Added by Christopher Williams on August 15, 2013 at 5:34pm — 1 Comment

Mickey Mantle Joe DiMaggio Autographed Photo Forgery Ebay Seller RJcash129pw COA Chris Morales Ebay Banned COA

Here's another set of Mickey Mantle/Joe DiMaggio forgeries on a photo.

This set of Mickey Mantle/Joe DiMaggio forgeries on a photo are listed by Ebay seller RJcash129pw.

The COA is from Chris "I Never Saw An Autograph I Didn't Like" Morales who is on Ebay's Banned COA list.

Morales has certed thousands…

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Added by Christopher Williams on August 15, 2013 at 5:20pm — 2 Comments

Mickey Mantle Joe DiMaggio Autographed Photograph Forgery Ebay Seller GoldPawnaz

Here are some ugly Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio forgeries.

These horrific Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio forgeries are listed by Ebay seller GoldPawnAZ.…

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Added by Christopher Williams on August 15, 2013 at 4:09pm — 3 Comments

Mickey Mantle Roger Maris Joe DiMaggio Autographed Photo Forgery Ebay Seller Rwseiffer Derek Jeter

Check out the below horrific Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and Roger Maris forgeries.

These Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and Roger Maris forgeries are listed by Ebay seller Rwseiffer.

Ebay seller has listed some very pathetic-looking forgeries.

These are ugly forgeries.…

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Added by Christopher Williams on August 14, 2013 at 2:53pm — 4 Comments

Derek Jeter Autographed Jersey Ugly Forgery Ebay Seller Always2LA8 Field Of Dreams COA

Check out this ugly Derek Jeter forgery on a jersey.

This horrific Derek Jeter forgery on a jersey is listed by Ebay seller Always2LA8.

Simply a putrid forgery.

At a starting bid of $750.00 it will never sell. …

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Added by Christopher Williams on August 14, 2013 at 2:33pm — 3 Comments

Mickey Mantle Ted Williams Autographed Photo Forgery Ebay Seller Cardsfan1209 GAI COA Mike Baker

Here's another typical Mickey Mantle/Ted Williams forgeries on a photo with a GAI (Mike Baker) COA.

"GAI (Mike Baker)" certed thousands upon thousands of forgeries.

This set of Mickey Mantle/Ted Williams forgeries is listed by Ebay seller Cardsfan1209.

So far bidding is up to $152.00 for this garbage listed by Ebay seller…

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Added by Christopher Williams on August 14, 2013 at 2:01pm — 2 Comments

Mickey Mantle Ted Williams Autographed Baseball Forgery Ebay Seller Consideritsold4U COA My Favorite Players

Here are a few forgeries on various items like baseballs and photographs.

These forgeries of Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and others are listed by Ebay seller Consideritsold4u.

These are putrid forgeries.

Ebay seller Consideritsold4u is also listing forgeries with COAs from My Favorite Players, Autographed Legends, etc.  All…

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Added by Christopher Williams on August 14, 2013 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Washington Redskins Didn't Sign Autographs -- Fan took to You Tube (and Jimmy Kimmel)

As a kid that grew up playing sports, my favorite autographs to get were the athletes. Yet it was always so hard. After Padres games we’d wait by the tunnels, and you’d be lucky if one or two came over. I remember when Steve Garvey left the Dodgers and came over, he was a good signer. He was also doing appearances at sports stores often, and always very nice.

I remember a neighbor got a ticket stub signed by future Hall of Famers Ozzie Smith and Dave Winfield. I ended up trading him a…

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Added by Josh Board on August 14, 2013 at 2:11am — 2 Comments

500 Homerun Club Autographed Baseball Mickey Mantle Forgery Ebay Seller Rhino11301 Sold For $601.00

Check out this ugly "500 Homerun Club" set of forgeries.

This particular set of forgeries was probably produced in the thousands.

The ugly Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams forgeries on this baseball "highlight" this set of forgeries on a baseball.

This set of Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, etc., forgeries is listed by Ebay seller…

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Added by Christopher Williams on August 12, 2013 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Mark Gross' article on the Shore-Leave Convention 8/2013. Bill Shatner was there and more!!

Transporting into the Shore-Leave Convention 2013

                           By Mark J Gross

The term Shore Leave, to many of us could mean taking some time away from your ship as it were. Or, it could mean the Star Trek episode of the same name. Or, it could mean you better prepare yourself for a thrilling adventure for 3 days within the area of Cockeysville, and Hunt Valley Maryland, Earth. August 2013, at the…

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Added by Mark J Gross on August 11, 2013 at 5:56pm — 2 Comments

Johnny Manziel Busted -- For Signing Autographs?



Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel makes the news a lot. Sometimes it’s for football related things, like wining the Heisman Trophy in 2012. Other times, it’s for fights in bars or his dad saying in an interview that his son has a “gambling…

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Added by Josh Board on August 6, 2013 at 1:16am — 5 Comments

What do Taylor Swift and Spinal Tap Have in Common?

When I was a DJ at a classic rock station, it really helped increase my cool collection of autographed CDs and albums. I thought about one of my old adventures when a Taylor Swift story came out in the news.

I was supposed to do an interview with Spinal Tap, as they were doing a new record and…

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Added by Josh Board on August 4, 2013 at 3:12pm — 1 Comment

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