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A History Lesson with Collectibles -- George Washington Hair and a copy of the Declaration

A rare parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence made in Washington in the 1820s for James Madison has been found. It’s one of 51 that are known to exist, and if you’re interested in buying it, well...you’re too late. Billionaire philanthropist David M. Rubenstein snapped it up.It’s a facsimile made from the original handwritten calf skin document crafted in Philadelphia in 1776. It even bears the image of the Declaration.…See More
Thursday
Josh Board replied to Classic Rock's discussion Eagles Signed Hell Freezes Over CD - Opinions Please
"To me,, this looks like a very, very, very good forgery. And Don Henley hasn't signed autographs in at least a decade, unless it's for charity."
Feb 17
Josh Board posted a blog post

The Best Autograph Story Ever (or "Warren Sapp is a Sap")

I’ve never been a fan of Warren Sapp. The guy had a 12-year career in the NFL and he’s a Hall of Famer (not sure how he fared on Dancing with the Stars). Yet he was always getting into trouble. That could be fights on the field, at a strip club...the stories were endless.That’s why I took great pleasure in a video I saw on…See More
Feb 14
Christopher Williams commented on Josh Board's blog post Bryan Cranston Retires -- From Signing Autographs!
"Nice read, Josh."
Feb 4
Josh Board posted a blog post

Bryan Cranston Retires -- From Signing Autographs!

Remember when Ringo Starr made that statement that he wasn’t going to sign autographs anymore? It was hysterical, because he hadn’t signed autographs (in person) for decades before that statement. What people didn’t know was, that he was great about signing through the mail (I sent him a CD a month before he decided to stop signing).Well, actor Bryan Cranston yesterday made a similar statement. Luckily for my friend Peg, she got his autograph when we were backstage at the Jimmy Kimmel Show. It…See More
Feb 4
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Feb 2
Jason Strecker commented on Josh Board's blog post Bryan Cranston Retires -- From Signing Autographs!
"He had at least a 20 year career prior to BB (first show I saw him in was a 1987 Matlock) and of course, a long run with Malcolm yet so many people only know him for Breaking Bad. It's awesome for him to have such a successful run with BB yet…"
Feb 2
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Bryan Cranston Retires -- From Signing Autographs!
"Stupid questions are the worst. It ruins it for everyone. The San Diego International Film Festival gets the best guests. One time, after a screening, Oscar winner Adrian Brody was asking questions. It was this powerful movie, that dealt with the…"
Feb 2
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Feb 2
James Stone commented on Josh Board's blog post Bryan Cranston Retires -- From Signing Autographs!
"Good Write up. I got to see Bryan at a promotional appearance for his book. Small room of about 100 people. He answered questions and stuff. It was a bit awkward because of some of the stupid questions people were asking. We got a signed book out of…"
Feb 2
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Feb 2
Josh Board commented on Coachgd's blog post New Year- New In-person Experiences
"Cool stuff. I got the singer of Grand Funk on a few albums. Teri Nunn....sexy as hell. Got her after a show, and she's super nice (only original member of Berlin, I believe)."
Jan 31
Josh Board posted a blog post

What do Bono and Stormy Daniels Have in Common?

Well, I'm guessing Bono isn't as fond of President Trump as Stormy Daniels seems to be.A few autograph related things happened in national news lately, so I thought I'd do a quick write up on them.At the Grammy's, one of the winners was backstage. During an interview, the female rapper, was excited that she got Bono's autograph. She held it up to the camera, and it looked like he also inscribed something nice to her as well. It's always nice when you find out other famous people like to get…See More
Jan 31
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Jan 21
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Album Covers and Al Stewart
"You should try to find the thread where we had the debate. It's long, but it's a really fascinating read. I think it's about "meet and greets" a blog I did, since many bands now charge like $750, and you DO NOT get an…"
Jan 19
Joe W. commented on Josh Board's blog post Album Covers and Al Stewart
"Since I've never been in a position of being with a celebrity up close I speak from inexperience. Although, I would be just thrilled to in the same room. The autograph would certainly enhance the memory. But, the memory would be priceless."
Jan 19

About Me

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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?
Professional
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 josh.board@autographmagazine.com.

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A History Lesson with Collectibles -- George Washington Hair and a copy of the Declaration

Posted on February 22, 2018 at 10:29am 0 Comments

A rare parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence made in Washington in the 1820s for James Madison has been found. It’s one of 51 that are known to exist, and if you’re interested in buying it, well...you’re too late. Billionaire philanthropist David M. Rubenstein snapped it up.

It’s a facsimile made from the original handwritten calf skin document crafted in Philadelphia in 1776. It even bears the image of…

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The Best Autograph Story Ever (or "Warren Sapp is a Sap")

Posted on February 14, 2018 at 9:23pm 0 Comments

I’ve never been a fan of Warren Sapp. The guy had a 12-year career in the NFL and he’s a Hall of Famer (not sure how he fared on Dancing with the Stars). Yet he was always getting into trouble. That could be fights on the field, at a strip club...the stories were…

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The Hilarious Way Somebody Obtained Super Bowl Autographs

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 11:06am 0 Comments

I’ve talked before about Guillermo, the security guard on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Kimmel started going to him in a humorous way, partly making fun of his accent, but also just enjoying the fact that he didn’t know a lot about pop culture stuff. And as his on-camera presence increased, he started using him more and more. That included going to the red carpet for the Oscars, where he often tries to talk the celebrities into drinking shots of Tequila, or asks the…

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Bryan Cranston Retires -- From Signing Autographs!

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 10:14am 3 Comments

Remember when Ringo Starr made that statement that he wasn’t going to sign autographs anymore? It was hysterical, because he hadn’t signed autographs (in person) for decades before that statement. What people didn’t know was, that he was great about signing through the mail (I sent him a CD a month before he decided to stop signing).

Well, actor Bryan Cranston yesterday made a similar statement. Luckily for my…

Continue

Bryan Cranston Retires -- From Signing Autographs!

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 10:14am 1 Comment

Remember when Ringo Starr made that statement that he wasn’t going to sign autographs anymore? It was hysterical, because he hadn’t signed autographs (in person) for decades before that statement. What people didn’t know was, that he was great about signing through the mail (I sent him a CD a month before he decided to stop signing).

Well, actor Bryan Cranston yesterday made a similar statement. Luckily for my…

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At 10:30pm on October 27, 2015, SIR 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!
-Jason.
At 9:22am on June 12, 2010, Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager 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.
thanks,
-Jason.
At 11:28am on January 8, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
hi! i saw on your profile that you like to collect music autographs... feel free to go check out my photo album and let me know what you think.
-Jason.
 
 
 

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