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What brings you to Autograph Live?
I am a semi-active document examiner. (a hobbiest) I possess a small lab, computer, electronic microscope, reference books. I wish to widen my market.
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
An autographed picture of President L B Johnson, 2004 inauguration invatation signed by G.W. Bush, French General who signed VE-Day armistice. Referemce materials. No particular specific areas of interest, just have facsimilies.
What is your level of expertise?
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
John De Lorian (American car maker convicted of drug trafficing), (facsimille)
Why do you collect?
An outgrowth of my interest in handwriting analysis and graphology.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
President U.S. Grant
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Discussing letters of opinion would definitely be valuable here. As you may be aware, the forensic examiners that issue letters--and often now COAs--used to sell autographs have a bad reputation in the hobby, because they primarily authenticate forgeries as genuine. It would be great to have FDEs like you share their expertise and explain proper procedures and such.
What about starting a forum discussion under Autograph Authentication Services on Forensic Document Examination? Or we can set up a separate group for it, and you can invite other FDEs to join in, too.
Hi Tom--welcome to Live! Be sure to join the Authentication and Forgery Alert group and join or start forum discussions on topics interesting to you. Your expertise and experience will be much appreciated here, and I'm sure you'll learn as much as you share.