Bill Panagopulos
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Bill Panagopulos's Discussions

Bill Mastro, Baseball Auction Bigwig and Autograph Industry Financier, to Plead Guilty to Fraud

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Panagopulos Nov 30, 2012. 2 Replies

Story by Michael O'Keeffee/NY Daily News (edited):Bill Mastro will apparently acknowledge at his February hearing that he altered the world's most valuable trading card, a Honus Wagner T206 that has…Continue

Ebay Vandal Strikes Again - Destroyer of Historic Documents

Started this discussion. Last reply by remco van Elleswijk Nov 6, 2012. 21 Replies

Ebay vandal "patriotsfan10" has struck again.This ghoul buys historic documents and relics, cuts them up into tiny pieces, and regularly sells them on eBay to idiot souvenir hunters. Here's his…Continue

Nate Sanders - A Scoundrel For All Seasons

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Panagopulos Aug 28, 2012. 1 Reply

Beware eBay buyer "collectiblesbuyer22"! We placed two items on eBay: a John Steinbeck signed book (sold for $1,000+), and a bar stool used by Frank Sinatra in all of his performances in the last…Continue

More good news...Naismith's rules for basketball fetches more than $4 million!

Started this discussion. Last reply by john reznikoff Dec 10, 2010. 1 Reply

More incredible news from the auction world - the TYPED rules for basketball, which hung in a gym for years and were later signed by basketball inventor James Naismith, brought over $4 million at…Continue

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Bill Panagopulos replied to Erika Bailey's discussion Thelonious Monk Album Autographed
"Also check out Heritage in Dallas - their last auction commanded enormous prices and they have wide reach."
Apr 16, 2013
Bill Panagopulos replied to Mike Shepherd's discussion Does It Concern You That PSA...?
"Sounds to me like restraint of trade..."
Apr 15, 2013
Bill Panagopulos replied to JAKE JONES's discussion Does anyone know who E.C. Bryan, CFDE, Forensic document examiner is??? Is he legit???
"If I'm not mistaken, Ms. Bryan was also authenticating material for a south Florida dealer who sued Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo. The dealer ultimately settled the case. IMO her qualifications were as reputable as those of her fellow forensic…"
Mar 10, 2013
Bill Panagopulos replied to Tyler Gray's discussion Video: Destroying Fake Autographs by Burning them in Fireplace
"Sorry you were conned. Hope you get vindication some day."
Mar 7, 2013
Bill Panagopulos replied to Tim Henderson's discussion Katherine Hepburn
"Have never seen a Hepburn autopen. In her later years, she was a very gracious signer, even when she refused to sign!"
Mar 7, 2013
Bill Panagopulos replied to Mike W.'s discussion RR Auctions - Past Auction Database Observations
"Just to set the record straight -  Steve, Roger has very graciously offered his opinion on just a handful of rock signatures we've sent his way. We have thanked him (in various ways!) and moved on. We have also accepted his verbal opinion…"
Feb 19, 2013
Bill Panagopulos replied to roger epperson's discussion UPDATE! Christopher Morales vs Roger Epperson
"The ongoing war against grave excavators (see his website). "
Feb 19, 2013
Bill Panagopulos replied to Kevin's discussion URGENT
"It doesn't look right at all..."
Feb 12, 2013
Bill Panagopulos replied to Mike W.'s discussion RR Auctions - Past Auction Database Observations
"Zip - For specialties such as posters, Hollywood, baseball and other niche items, agreed.  Another question - I wonder WHY they don't advertise the fact? Comments, anyone?"
Feb 12, 2013
Bill Panagopulos replied to Mike W.'s discussion RR Auctions - Past Auction Database Observations
"A lot of things have changed for most reputable auction houses since then. Those were the days before many auction houses brought in independent authenticators. Please, Steve! The following "reputable" auction houses do not depend on…"
Feb 12, 2013
Bill Panagopulos replied to Roger Hurlburt's discussion Adding rarities to the collection
"Tough genre!"
Jan 10, 2013
Bill Panagopulos replied to Mark Roberts's discussion ANOTHER Obama...
"A signature study would be as hard as "The Robot That Made a President" (JFK). The man thinks he's a rock star and signs the same way. It's really going to come down to just the "B" and that's it since the rest of…"
Jan 10, 2013
Bill Panagopulos commented on Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager's blog post History Detectives Jan 8: "The Star Spangled Banner" Manuscript Mystery
"It's ancient news, Steve. From Wikipedia: "The Anacreontic Song", also known by its incipit "To Anacreon in Heaven", was the official song of the Anacreontic Society, an 18th-century gentlemen's club of…"
Jan 9, 2013
Bill Panagopulos replied to Mark Roberts's discussion ANOTHER Obama...
"NOW he comes up from the finish of his first name to the top of the "O"? Here's a "legitimate example", based on what I see here:"
Jan 3, 2013
Bill Panagopulos commented on Brian Herzog's blog post Timothy McVeigh: anyone know what the value may be?
"I would think $1,000+ at least. Rare signature, and by def. a signed photo signed ten days before his execution. You can't get any more, cause paper burns in Hell..."
Dec 31, 2012
Bill Panagopulos replied to Steve Viola's discussion Signed Elvis Presley & Roy Orbsion Elvis Program
"The Elvis looks fine...but mine is a qualified opinion as Elvis is not our specialty..."
Dec 28, 2012

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Collector, Dealer
What do you collect, or want to collect?
History/Politics
What is your level of expertise?
Professional
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
My father

Bill Panagopulos's Blog

Important sale!

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 4:54pm 1 Comment

Now, being an autograph auctioneer really doesn't have anything to do with this, but about eight blogs here are from one collector shilling material he's offering in a competing New England auction house. Competition is good.

So...with that thought in mind and realizing that private advertising through blogs is now OK on this website, I'd like the Autograph Magazine Live community to know that I'm now offering firewood at $150/cord, dumped (not stacked), within 20 miles of Stamford,…

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The desk set that brought on World War II: "Peace for our time..."

Posted on November 15, 2011 at 7:00pm 9 Comments

The other day, the following walked into our office. Thought this might make an interesting diversion from signed photos of Snookie and "The Situation".

Here's the catalog description, which I've edited for brevity: 

The solid cast brass desk set owned and used by Nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler and…

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What's Your Favorite Movie Scene?

Posted on March 18, 2011 at 6:05pm 12 Comments

    I have plenty of favorite movie scenes..."Call me Ishmael...Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn...Frenchie, this could be the beginning of a beautiful frienship...", and so on.

 

     My favorites of late: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnMLGkj91Og&feature=related, …

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Idiot autograph vandal on the loose!

Posted on December 14, 2010 at 2:45pm 17 Comments

While perusing eBay listings today, I ran across the seller "patriotsfan10" who seems to have been a pretty regular customer at R&R and Heritage...and now they need to ban him!

This cretin has made a habit of buying complete historic letters of famous Americans and then cutting them to bits so he can sell one and two word segments on eBay!

Just look at a typical description:

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