Announcing my little service. You get what you read above for $12 per siganture - my opinion with explanation when needed or desired, a full Quality Assessment and the opportunity to ask questions. Names include Vivien Leigh, Judy Garland, Tallaulah Bankhead, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Gloria Swanson, Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, Richard Burton, Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Deforest Kelley and David Bowie. Having succesfully changed PSA's understanding of what is a genuine Gleason on the relevant Facts Page I decided this would be as good a time as any. I have also done work for auction houses in the last few years, cleaning out bad Gleason's etc.
Below is a real reponse from a bit ago. The collector commented he did not expect such a full analysis and was very pleased. If I can find a better deal for a like item I'll let you know.
Now formally open for opinions.
Single signed - $12
Double signed $18
Others on request.
Best of luck in your new venture, Eric!
I realize that those who work in paid third party authentication as a rule don't (& really can't) comment here much as it's a conflict of business interest. Having said that, I can certainly understand your decision. We'll miss your regular presence on AL....but I think I can speak for many that we wish you all the best as you focus upon your new service.
Congrats and good luck, Eric! That’s a pretty unique service, especially at that price level.
Thank you Mark! Yes, I want to offer something different to the collector.
The amount of time it takes to research autographs, especially high end autographs, studying every detail is only one part of authentication. You need to know how celebrities signing habits have changed over periods of time.
Eric, this price you are offering vs the time one must invest in knowledge, is an absolute steal. $12 is nothing compared to the hundreds, even thousands that could be wasted on a forgery.
If I ever run into someone in search of any of these autograps, I will surely refer them to you.. even for myself, who has experience of my own in spotting forgeries, if i ever decide to obtain one of these, I would gladly pay $12 for a second opinion. There is too much risk involved and this offer is extremely worth the price.
Congrats and best of luck to you Eric!
Thank you Jason and Jack for the kind comments and wishes!
best of luck
Thank you marc!
Worth every penny with that kind of assessment. Good luck, Eric.
Thank you for you comments BC! Much appreciated.