The Todd Mueller Autographs & Nelson Deedle/Iconographs Lawsuits

Autograph Magazine Live Legal Defense Fund

As AML's founder and manager, I've been wrongfully sued in 3 lawsuits by Todd Mueller Autographs, and Nelson Deedle and his company, Iconographs.

They are suing for defamation, and allege that I am part of a cartel, along with PSA/DNA, JSA and others, that is trying to put them out of business by calling their autographs forgeries.

None of this is true. 

Read more about the Todd Mueller Autographs and Nelson Deedle/Iconographs lawsuits.

Members of AML save thousands of collectors every year from buying forgeries. I hope you're as proud of that as I am. But I've fought 7 similar lawsuits since 2011, and I can't cover the legal costs on my own. If you would like to contribute towards legal fees, I'd appreciate it.

Your contribution to the AML Legal Defense Fund will help save our 8 year-old community, so we can continue to educate collectors and protect them against forgeries for years to come. 

If you'd like to help, please use the PayPal button below. 

Thanks,

Steve Cyrkin
Community Manager

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Comment by Ilan Alon on September 11, 2017 at 9:10pm

Before i leave this forum, to the owner of this website:

I understand that you are being drawn in a law suit to the point you don't have funds and you need to represent yourself.

I might suck at this hobby, but it is ok because my time as a professional programmer is worth more than me trying to learn this game. I am also an investor in early stage startups and in the stock market.

Thanks god, today i made more money in one day, than loosing from my 2 months experience as an "autograph collector".

I have 2 proposals for you:

1) I help invest in your law suit if you can convince me that its going to be beneficial (financially) for me. too.

2) I can build you an auction site like rrauctions, in which we get commission on all sales.

My number is: (747) - 229 7832.

Thanks,

Ilan Alon

Comment by sling on August 11, 2017 at 9:35pm

There is a well established business model of providing a free lower entry product, with a paid fee for a more advanced/professional productu

and of course there is advertising

Comment by Christopher Williams on August 11, 2017 at 8:08pm

It would be great if we could get 100 members to donate $100.00 each.

Comment by Jan Cogo on July 29, 2017 at 2:32am
I agree, this place is to good to be free. Especially now when this site is a big reason for the situation Steve's in.

Although I also agree that it's the authencity part of AML that saves member money, I see difficulties with putting a fee on each "is it real" thread. What if you don't get an answer, should you get a refund then?

I'm more thinking about a membership fee. Give us several options, for exempel a yearly fee for members like me, who doesn't have a life and loggs in every day ;-) and then a falling scale (half year, month) down to a weekly fee for the many members who has one item they ask about and then never returns.

A low fee for all options of course, when we are so many it will still add up to a nice sum to help Steve out! :-)

Let's say one year $50, half year $30, a month $20 and a week $10. That price range encourages and rewards long time / active members which I think is fair.

Thoughts?
Comment by JSD on July 29, 2017 at 1:35am
Thinking out loud here, bear with me. Steve, have you ever thought about a monthly or annual fee for members of autograph live? I know the advice given and received here is worth something, especially for novices. At least for the authenticity opinion threads, which is essentially free authentication. Its nice that it's free (while unofficial, I suppose) but I, for one, am not opposed for paying a nominal fee for access to the brilliant minds at work here :)

On another note, how do you (and others in this community) feel about name-dropping AML in the marketplace? As a some times EBay seller, it could be beneficial to me and buyers to direct people here for opinions, while at the same time raise awareness in general on EBay to possibly combat the insane amount of fraudulent activity taking place there daily.

I realize that this could potentially drive folks away from professional opinions, but if you're like me, you enjoy the learning process and wouldn't pay a third party anyway.

Just thoughts. Not trying to ruffle any feathers, just thinking out loud.

Cheers,

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