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


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Josh Board posted a status
"WHY ARE AUCTION ITEMS SO EXPENSIVE? I got a piece from RR Auctions. $200 bid. It ended up being $293 total. YIKES!!!!"
2 hours ago
Josh Board replied to BB's discussion Black Crowes Signed 12x12
"I got them around that time, as I was a DJ at a rock station and we met them. They all look almost just like this."
2 hours ago
Josh Board replied to rob kunne's discussion elvis presley ''thank you note'' autographed.
Jan 9
Josh Board replied to SS's discussion Graham Nash Our House book - Barnes and Noble
"Thanks for posting this!!! Greatly appreciated.'s a kids book. I didn't want to drop $19 for a kids book. Not to mention, Graham is super easy to get in person (well, if we EVER get in-person signatures again)"
Jan 9
Josh Board replied to Eric Keith Longo's discussion Eric's Completed Rock & Roll Collection 1996-2020 Finis
"The best thing about this're done with that area. I love it!!! I'd love it with, rock autographs, I could say that. But there's just too many bands/singers I love ,that I could never get to that point!!! Nice collection."
Jan 3
Josh Board replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"I don't like the Zeppelin autographs. At all."
Jan 3
Josh Board replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Wait, Sly did a signing event? How much? And...that John Lee Hooker looks a bit off."
Jan 3
Oleg Lesun liked Josh Board's blog post Sean Connery -- RIP
Jan 2
Josh Board replied to Vinnie Cataldo's discussion Question about my Mötley Crüe poster I got on eBay
"Looks fake, and all in the same hand."
Dec 31
Josh Board replied to Vinnie Cataldo's discussion Bob seger autograph real or fake
"Here's a question I have. Why did the comments get closed on the McCartney? I think...because you have bogus stories. Anybody that says they "found something in the attic" or some such thing, I think is a scammer wanting to throw it…"
Dec 31
Josh Board replied to beardog1's discussion Hillary Clinton Signed Book - Thrift Store Find - Authentic?
"It doesn't look good to me."
Dec 29, 2020
Josh Board replied to Joey Farino's discussion Is this Kareem abdul legit?
"I got him once in person (I won a half time shooting contest in my youth basketball days). He never signs "kareem" and it's in that style, but that doesn't look good to me. But I'm no expert with his signature. I just think…"
Dec 28, 2020
Josh Board replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Is there a rule in this thread, about telling someone if we think they have a bogus autograph they posted? Because I'm seeing some that are fakes."
Dec 24, 2020
Josh Board replied to Maciej Bryl's discussion Signed vinyls
"they aren't"
Dec 20, 2020
Josh Board replied to Maciej Bryl's discussion Led Zeppelin IV Page Plant
"Too sloppy, even though they vaguely are in the style of Page and Plant. Also appear to be in the same hand."
Dec 19, 2020
Josh Board replied to Maciej Bryl's discussion Black Sabbath Vol4
"I don't like it."
Dec 18, 2020

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?
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

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Sean Connery -- RIP

Posted on October 31, 2020 at 10:44am 6 Comments

Here's a link to my story on Sean Connery.

I do mention autographs, but...only briefly (as I never met him).

Macabre Michael Jackson Item For Sale

Posted on October 1, 2020 at 9:38am 0 Comments

Usually when there’s controversial stuff sold at auction, it involves Nazi memorabilia. Well, this one kind of went under the radar without much backlash. Michael Jackson’s cousin is auctioning off something rather odd. She has the last IV drip Jackson used, and the one that supposedly delivered the fatal dose of Propofol. This will include the bag and tubing used to administer the fatal dose, and here’s the “good” news -- it even has bloodstains from the…


What Do Michael Jordan and Michael Schenker Have in Common?

Posted on September 19, 2020 at 6:42pm 3 Comments

Stuntmen have all the luck. Okay, wait. Scratch that. I just remember a book about Hollywood I read once (You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again), the first female film producer in Hollywood talked about a stuntman on the set of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, driving 50 feet off a cliff and having his leg snap. He insisted they not call an ambulance, because stuntmen that “complained” didn’t get work. So, aside from the injuries and death involved,…


President Trump Autographs

Posted on August 29, 2020 at 10:59pm 7 Comments

The only thing I ever knew about Lake Charles, Louisiana...were the lyrics from the great song by The Band, “Up On Cripple Creek.” Now the other thing I know about it, is that the town was ravaged recently by Hurricane Laura. It left 16 dead and many with destroyed homes. …


Gandhi's Glasses

Posted on August 9, 2020 at 9:25pm 2 Comments

We’ve all gotten cool stuff in our mail box. But four weeks ago, auctioneer Andy Stowe saw something sticking out of his mailbox at his office in Bristol, England. It was a large envelope with a pair of Mahatma Gandhi’s famous, gold-rimmed, round glasses. There was a note saying they were Gandhi’s, and a gift from the guy’s…


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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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