Josh Board
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Mar 8, 2017. 14 Replies


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Josh Board replied to Etienne's discussion How do you feel about this? To "sticker" or not to "sticker' ... that is the question............
"Why wouldn't companies put it on the back? Crazy. I DO LOVE...the stickers...on the cover of books you get that are signed. Since we're not framing the signature (which is a few pages in), it only adds to the authenticty that you bought a…"
Josh Board replied to Terry Gio's discussion Am I looking at a fake Michael Jackson?
"I just looked at their stuff. A lot of stuff is...well...really bad forgeries."
Jun 9
Josh Board replied to Rich's discussion Liz Phair - Vinyl with art print
"I'm a HUGE Liz fan. She's always had a horrible signature, but....she is a pretty good signer in person. She isn't the most talkative though, and can be a tad rude. Her book is also a good read. You can still find signed copies of it…"
Jun 5
Josh Board replied to Hyacinth House's discussion Jim Morrison
"I once described how an authentic Morrison signature looks to my friend, who was surprised I thought so many were fake. I said, "His style is so easy to forge, BUT...he writes almost like a 6th grader that just learned cursive. So if you do the…"
Jun 4
Josh Board replied to Etienne's discussion Marlon Brando SP
"I've been wanting to get a Brando for my collection for years. This one...doesn't look good to me. I'm no expert, but have seen a lot of them."
Jun 3
Josh Board replied to Hyacinth House's discussion Jim Morrison
"Doors are my favorite band. This...looks awful to me."
Jun 3
Josh Board replied to Loney LaGrange's discussion Pistol Pete
"It looks good to me. Wanna sell it to me? I'm a huge basketball fan, and he was one of my favorites as a kid."
Jun 3
Josh Board replied to Dan's discussion MELISSA ETHERIDGE One Way Out CD (Autographed)
"she's also a great signer in person, although she uses her own sharpie and says "only one per person" which is just fine with me. i'm gonna order one of these right now. thanks for the heads up."
Jun 1
Josh Board replied to G01ch's discussion Are these Doors items authentic? in the group The Doors Collectors/Fans
"RR Auctions recently sold the Apoclpse Now pieces. Real, but expensive and not worth it. The other, looks bad."
May 31
Josh Board replied to Johannes Tamminen's discussion The Doors Ray Manzarek autograph is this real?
"It's the Ray style, but it looks a bit off. And why is the second half of his name, so low? Usually he's able to get it on the same line."
May 25
Josh Board replied to Tyler Saltzman's discussion Anybody wants to take a stab at what this card is valued at!
"Not all that much, ONLY because he signed. SO. MANY. ITEMS."
May 24
Josh Board replied to John Kaye's discussion I this Jack Nickolson autograph real
"I think it's good. I've gotten a number of Jack signatures (in person, at events). I think this doesn't look like they usually do, but it looks good to me."
May 24
Josh Board replied to Neil L's discussion Led Zeppelin and others--Are any of these real?
"All of them fake. Sorry for the bad news."
May 19
Josh Board replied to Stalger's discussion Joan Jett - Autographed Novel
"That much money, and it's autopen (I kid, I kid). Yeah, anybody that pays that is nuts."
May 18
Josh Board replied to Bob Zielenski's discussion Easy Rider, Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Are Autographs authentic?
"Not even close"
May 16
Josh Board replied to Todd Wilson's discussion Help with these Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio.
"don't like it"
May 14

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Collector, Other
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, Books/Literature, Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
For some reason, as a kid and teenager, sports autographs were my favorite. Especially basketball, as I grew up playing it. But as I became older, I started gravitating more towards singers and musicians I was a fan of.

My collection consists of thousands and thousands of autographs. Everything from CDs and albums, to movie posters, musical instruments as well as the usual 8 x 10 signed photos.

I have a lot of pieces that are very valuable, and I hate the fact that they are stored very poorly in my friends garage. But the fact is, I've run out of space at my own house. And even though I love collecting, I don't think they look good on the wall. I don't want my home looking like a Hard Rock Cafe, I'd rather have nice art work on the walls and things like that. So, that means all me pieces are just sitting in the garage or on my desk, etc. It drives my girlfriend crazy, but I can't complain. Many times, she's with me on my quest to score the next autograph.
What is your level of expertise?
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
It would be a tie between a Morrison Hotel album, that is not only autographed by all four of The Doors, but also the photographer of the album (Henry Diltz), as well as John Sebastian (Lovin' Spoonful), who plays harmonica on Roadhouse Blues. My goal is to have it signed by everyone that had anything to do with the record, although, a few of (producer Paul Rothchild, guitarist Lonnie Mack) have died, so I might be done with it already.

I'm also fond of my Sgt. Pepper record, signed by 5 Beatles (all the four, plus original drummer Pete Best).
Why do you collect?
I think it's fun. But I'm so glad that as I've gotten older (I'm turning 40, the same year as Woodstock is!) I've chilled out. If I don't have an item for a celebrity, I don't rush up and bug them. Or if I meet someone famous, I'm not in a panic looking for a Sharpie. And it bothers me if I'm in LA getting an autograph, and some of the ebay dealers are doing exactly what I hate -- pushing and shoving, being rude, getting 20 head shots signed, and they aren't even a fan of the person that they're hounding.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
If it's an actor -- Marlon Brando. A musician -- Jim Morrison. A historical figure -- Jesus Christ, although it would probably be hard to authenticate, huh? I'd also make him turn my Evian bottle into a nice red wine.
JOSH BOARD is a newspaper writer and regular Autograph contributor. He has worked in radio since his 20s. Contact Josh at [email protected]

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Elvis Guitar For Sale

Posted on March 14, 2021 at 9:41pm 1 Comment

Remember in the end of “The Sting” how Robert Redford is going to be paid for the big sting they just did, and with a sly smile on his face he refuses the money saying, “Nah, I’ll just blow it anyway.”

I’d be the same way if I won a million dollars, because...I’d immediately bid on this item for Kruse GWS Auctions. It’s a flaming red Hagstrom Viking II guitar. It’s the same axe that Elvis Presley played during his…


The Legalities of Certain Autographs -- MLK Jr Edition

Posted on February 19, 2021 at 9:45am 2 Comments

There’s something I’ve often wondered about when it comes to buying autographs. The idea that they may have come in a way that is illegal. Let me explain. When I was around 20, I was looking at buying a contract that a famous actor had signed. It ended up being a bit out of my price range, but...I noticed it had their address, social security number, and other info that I’m sure the star wouldn’t want out there.…


Wacky Autograph Inscriptions (or Ted Cruz Part II)

Posted on February 9, 2021 at 10:46pm 6 Comments

As a longtime autograph collector, and someone who has written for Autograph Magazine for years, I was fascinated by the story by the HuffPost regarding the fight between The Princess Bride actor Cary Elwes and Senator Ted Cruz. In short, after…


Ted Cruz vs Cary Elwes -- an INCONCEIVABLE FIGHT

Posted on February 4, 2021 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

The Huffpost did a great story, involving one of the best movies ever made (The Princess Bride) and a Senator that...isn't as loved. Read it here:

Meeting Elliott Gould and Hal Holbrook (RIP)

Posted on February 2, 2021 at 7:24pm 2 Comments

When I heard the news that actor Hal Holbrook died at 95, I mentioned it to my wife in the kitchen. She had her usual line when someone old dies, "I thought he had already died." Perhaps she was thinking of his wife of 25 years, actress Dixie Carter, who died 10 years ago.
The first time I saw him was in CAPRICORN ONE. I was…

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At 8:08am on July 24, 2020, JIMMY JAMES said…

Hi Josh in LA it's James in Canada. Wanted to say thank you for your time on my Lennon/Harrison autograph... like Roger Epperson himself told me, you've really got to be holding these REAL authenticated autographs in your hands to appreciate how wonderful they indeed are...the scan doesn't do them justice! BEING DOUBLE AUTHENTICATED (May 2019 and with fresh eyes again in July 2020) by the Professiional Expert Roger Epperson REAL is all the AUTHENTICity you need! Best, JAMES

At 10:30pm on October 27, 2015, Paul said…
Watcha Smoking?
At 3:55am on May 26, 2013, Innuendo said…
Yes I'm sure. The auction I bought mine at in new York said only 25 were signed with all four boys. 25 signed would still give 25 different people or radio stations a chance to own one. I'm not selling mine. I doubt a radio station would just get tossed one. Perhaps it was a copy your station had. Or maybe someone there did buy one. Jacky Smith (head of Queen's fan club) had approved it as being one of only a handful signed. She didn't know how many exactly.
At 1:03pm on December 12, 2012, Chad B said…

I read on your page you are "also fond of my Sgt. Pepper record, signed by 5 Beatles (all the four, plus original drummer Pete Best)."

That is a great piece. Do you have a picture of it posted anywhere? What about the Doors album? I'd love to see both of them.

At 2:48pm on December 8, 2011, Jason Boyd said…

hey, longtime no talk, how've you been dude? i've got Bill Clinton on my autograph wish-list, i hope to acquire his autograph someday soon.

At 11:45pm on December 8, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
have u had any recent inperson celeb meet & greets? if so feel free to share them in my forum ''who've you met & who you want to meet''
At 6:26pm on July 10, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
hi Josh, whats your personal opinions on authentic I Dream of Jeannie bottle props?
i've seen a 2nd season sold at Butterfields, a 1st season sold at Profiles in History.
and another 2nd season sold on eBay.
i've always wanted one, i know there expensive, but if the person whos selling them,
i would commit/agree to a standard payment each month to pay it off, because its my 'DREAM' to own an original jeannie prop bottle.
p.s. do u know any stores, and/or online stores that sell 'replicas' for a good/inexpensive? i hope u had an awesome July 4th!
At 9:22am on June 12, 2010, Steve Cyrkin, Admin said…
Josh, I deleted Myron Ross's blog post by mistake when I went to edit a misspelling in the title, sorry. I let him know so he could repost.
At 10:42am on May 26, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
thank you so much. & i have 1 other question...
i met former Vice President Al Gore & his wife about 7 years ago at a booksigning
for their book i believed it was titled 'joined at the heart' ...
i bought a local newspaper ''the Raleigh News & Observer''
& the front page & headline story said:
'Al Gore will not run again for re-election'

he and his wife gladly signed it.
since its an important headline with a picture and its signed by the both of them, would that be a rare item, as suppose to a signature etc. ?
At 10:14am on May 26, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
could you help me out with some advice about an autograph?
i obtained it in person, and i know its real (duh) anyways, i'd like to have your thoughts as in demand/rarity for this item...
used in concert & signed drum sticks by Britney's Drummer
signed tour glowstick by her entire band.
i would be honored to have your opinions in regards to these two unique items.


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