December 2011 Blog Posts (21)

Listia & Autograph Mag Together !

When i recieved Steve Cyrkin e-mail about asking members on here about Listia.Com... That was a Dream Come True for me here. I have been part of Listia from the  very start over 2 years now.I'm what you call one of the real Old Timers. That has seen Listia grow from 20 people to what it has become World Wide.Even in Russia  all over the World !   Cant belive how Big Listia Is.... I have also seen & Bid &  Won Great  Autographs from books to 8 x 10 pics ect...

 Great Stuff and…

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Added by steven foster mills on December 31, 2011 at 10:57am — 4 Comments

admiral of the ocean sea

just yesterday i bought a 1942 copy of Admiral of the Ocean Sea by Samuel Eliot Morison. inside I found a typed letter on water sealed Harvard University paper. Dated May 17th, 1941. It is written to Bertus H. Wabeke and mentions a Mr. Shipley. I do believe this precedes Wabekes works on Dutch Emmigration. As it does speak of this topic with a dry sharp tongue. It is signed S.E. Morison,and as far as i can match up, the signature seems spot on. Anybody know what I should do with this? or…

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Added by siara lyne sullivan on December 30, 2011 at 10:32am — 1 Comment

Potential Fake Signed Grammy Drum Head Autographed

I just joined this site as a result of finding articles here regarding a company, or companies? which apparently deals heavily in fraudulent collectibles, Art Of Music/Gallery Of Dreams.

On Christmas Eve, I purchased something in Las Vegas, and it is remarkably similar to something which was asked about on this website earlier this year.  The item is a "autographed" drum head, with the Grammy logo on it.  Signed by many major artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Garth Brooks, Paul…

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Added by David S. on December 27, 2011 at 12:30pm — 34 Comments

i have some old phototographed photos on heavy paper signed in blue can you tell me were to start if these are real and other helpful comments

i have some old phototographed photos on heavy paper signed in blue can you tell me were to start if these are real and other helpful comments

Added by michelle nunez on December 26, 2011 at 9:29pm — 1 Comment

The Artist, The Autographs

So, in the movie THE ARTIST (which is a great film by the way…my review at the end of this)…

 

There are two autograph scenes. In the beginning, there’s silent film star (played by Jean Dujardin), and he’s hamming it up for a crowd waiting for signatures and photos.

 

One girl drops her note pad. Her name is Berenice Bejo (she’s gorgeous, although a bit thin for the actresses of that day), and she gets a photo, and ends up becoming a star.

 

Later,…

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Added by Josh Board on December 24, 2011 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Wishing you all warm wishes and good cheer for this wonderful time of year.  Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to you all.

Michael Kasmar & the Staff & AutographPros.com

Added by Michael Kasmar-AutographPros.com on December 24, 2011 at 8:33am — 2 Comments

Kevin Pollock Tells Best Autograph Story Ever About Rich Little

I met actor/comedian Kevin Pollock after his performance at the Irvine improve years ago. The weird thing was, I had been at a party in Hollywood earlier that day, with a co-star of his from The Usual Suspects.

 

We talked for a long time about the many impressions he does, and a few other things. He signed autographs for a handful of fans that came up to ask him.

 

Well, on the Marc Maron podcast (he’s another funny comedian you should check out if you get the…

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Added by Josh Board on December 22, 2011 at 12:27am — 1 Comment

I like to think of it as a museum, of Rock and Roll memorabilia

Two of the most enjoyable aspects of being an in person autograph collector is, of course meeting the celebrity, but almost equally enjoyable, is all the many fellow collectors that I have met over the years. Those of us who collect, share the frustration, the pain, the worry, the expense, the sacrifice, the joy, the surprise and the passion that autograph collecting brings.  Though many celebs are increasingly embracing us as collectors, there are still many that see us as a nuisense and…

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Added by Stephen Duncan on December 17, 2011 at 7:30pm — 6 Comments

Michael Jackson Autograph Sells for over $100,000!

I don't know the details or exact price. You can Google. I don't spend as much time writing the stories as I used to when I was paid.

But, an auction of Elizabeth Taylors furniture and other items, included a photo he signed to her. It had an inscription with her full name, and something about him loving her so much. They expected a few thousand dollars for it, and it got in the 6 figures. BAFFLING, as an autographed 8 x 10 of Michael sells for so much less. Now, one thing if it was a…

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Added by Josh Board on December 17, 2011 at 4:55pm — 5 Comments

Beatles Paul Mccartney signed is it real?

This is a mono 1st press UK pepper album signed by Paul. I believe it was signed summer of 67'.

Added by MeanMisterMustard on December 16, 2011 at 1:43pm — 4 Comments

George Harrison real or fake?

Hello all,

I have a capital Meet the Beatles signed by George. Tell me what you think! All comments welcome!

Added by MeanMisterMustard on December 15, 2011 at 9:40am — 7 Comments

Hello everyone!

Hello everyone!

Great to see a blog about authentic Beatles signed items. I have been collecting for a little over 5 years now with a colleague in South Texas. Here are a few of the pieces in my collection:…

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Added by MeanMisterMustard on December 15, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Space autograph expert Steve Zarelli joins the RR Auction team of authenticators

In RR Auction’s continuing mission to deliver 100% guaranteed authentic items to our customers, we are proud to announce the addition of Steve Zarelli to our team of authenticators. With over 15 years of experience collecting and closely studying space and aviation autographs, Zarelli has placed himself at the forefront of identifying deceptive forgeries. His findings have been published in the definitive space-collecting reference, Relics of the Space Race, as well as the…

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Added by Bobby Livingston on December 15, 2011 at 4:50am — 6 Comments

Another well known frame shop damages artwork using inferior materials

Last week, a property owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation called me up to repair a couple of framed antique prints that suffered some damage from the earthquake we had a few months back.

The items were donated to them from a prominent collector and were going to be displayed in their museum.

The original framing establishment was well known for framing important works of art.  It was located in Georgetown, an affluent section of Washington, DC.

When I…

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Added by Rick Badwey on December 13, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Question about EXPENSIVE PURCHASED I MADE...Traveling Wilbury's, Led Zeppelin

Okay folks...aside from being one of many taken by Bryan Slaven and Autograph Central years ago, I purchased about 5 albums from a guy from L.A. His name was David Dettman, and he had a company called GENUINE AUTOGRAPH.com

Of course, that's nowhere to be found now. He also worked at a place called Paper Image in Canoga Park, CA. Also nowhere to be found.

I remember when I purchased the albums from him...around $900 each...he was sweating a lot, and super nervous. I should've…

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Added by Josh Board on December 12, 2011 at 2:29am — 11 Comments

CLEM BURKE drummer of the rock band BLONDIE, keeps his word

Clem Burke, the long time drummer of the rock band Blondie, indeed kept his word to me about signing autographs.  On August 16, 2011, I met Clem while he was in attendance at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles for the Q&A/Performance of his pal, Nick Lowe.  Starting up a conversation with Clem, I indicated to him that I am a collector of autographed memorabilia, and especially collect signed drum heads.  He basically asked me, "well then, where is a drum head that I can sign?".  Not…

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Added by Stephen Duncan on December 11, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Timothy B. Schmit signs at The Coach House in So. Orange County

Timothy B. Schmit, bassist of the rock band EAGLES, and a member in that band since replacing Randy Meisner in 1978, actually stopped to sign 2 autographs for me prior to his So. Orange County solo performance at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, on Wednesday November 30, 2011.  This very rare obtaining of an in person signature by TBS, was about as rare are rare can get these days as growingly, TBS has increased his "no signing policy" for anyone who he even remotely perceives as…

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Added by Stephen Duncan on December 11, 2011 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Actress Piper Laurie signs at The Egyptian Theater

Long time Hollywood actress Piper Laurie, took park in a Q&A just after a screening at The Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, Saturday December 10, 2011 of her 1976 film "CARRIE".  The 79 year old actress still looking very beautiful, also took part in a book signing and autograph session starting off the evening.  Her autobiography, "Learning To Live Out Loud" is out and Miss Laurie is out promoting it with stops in New York on January 30th, 2012 and back here locally in Burbank at The…

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Added by Stephen Duncan on December 11, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Enter To Win A FREE AUTOGRAPHED GUITAR - 1 week left

Enter to win a FREE AUTOGRAPHED GUITAR!  AutographPros.com is giving away another free autographed guitar.  No purchase necessary although customers are given an extra entry.  You also have a few other ways to win with Liking us on Facebook being the primary way to enter.  Go to the link, read the other ways to win, like us on Facebook and spread the word so you and your friends on facebook all have a shot.  Winner will be announced next week.…

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Added by Michael Kasmar-AutographPros.com on December 6, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

buddy rogers and the california cavilers

     hey, happy holidays all i have a signed menu from the college inn with buddy rogers signed on the back of the menu ist is not in my hand i have it stored with a baceball signed and sealed #9 rating willy maze the menu 1937 in the summernot perfect but still readable  where might i trade or sell these thanks BillyTinney

Added by billy tinney on December 2, 2011 at 3:37pm — No Comments

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