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Steve commented on Josh Board's blog post A Hitler Signed Photo You'd Never Expect to See
"I agree that this subject matter should not receive any attention at all."
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goodcat commented on Josh Board's blog post A Hitler Signed Photo You'd Never Expect to See
"I fought hard to get that group in place, so the least we could do is respect Steve's wishes don't you all agree?"
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"I removed my comment out of respect to Steve Cyrkin's wishes that this person not be discussed in the public sector We now have a special private group for this Lest We Forget"
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BG Meadows commented on Josh Board's blog post A Hitler Signed Photo You'd Never Expect to See
"I agree, Bruce Juice. My late father brought home a signed photo of Hitler after the war, which we didn't discover until after my father passed away. None of my sibling wanted it and I was too embarrassed to admit owning it or even having it…"
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Joe W. commented on Josh Board's blog post A Hitler Signed Photo You'd Never Expect to See
"Some biases are worth holding onto. And, I agree with Bruce Juice; bad karma."
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goodcat commented on Josh Board's blog post A Hitler Signed Photo You'd Never Expect to See
"Yes Joe Infamous is the correct term in this case"
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goodcat commented on Josh Board's blog post A Hitler Signed Photo You'd Never Expect to See
"Yes JoeInfamous is the correct term in this case The fact is that this crazed lunatic was the catalyst for huge yet good changes in the modern world we live in (socially, economically, politically, technologically).  Someone like this will…"
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Bruce Juice commented on Josh Board's blog post A Hitler Signed Photo You'd Never Expect to See
"Bad karma having a Hitler signed photo in your collection as I would never want anything he touched near me. Pure evil. "
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Joe W. commented on Josh Board's blog post A Hitler Signed Photo You'd Never Expect to See
"Infamous, you mean....."
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posterguy commented on Josh Board's blog post A Hitler Signed Photo You'd Never Expect to See
"I think you could say hes one of the most famous persons to have ever lived , or maybe in top 10 ?"
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posterguy commented on Josh Board's blog post A Hitler Signed Photo You'd Never Expect to See
"I did nazi it coming (actually , not surprised really) He did make a huge impact on history in 1933-45 at least. Sadly weve not learned , even in 90s there were death camps in former Yugo or so Ive heard. Speaking of evil men , never seen a bin…"
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BG Meadows liked Josh Board's blog post A Hitler Signed Photo You'd Never Expect to See
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BG Meadows commented on Josh Board's blog post Neil Armstrong and JFK Auction Items
"Speaking of families making money off their celebrity kinfolks. Robert Oswald, Lee's brother, has been selling his stuff for years. Recently, RR Auction featured Lee's crib. "
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BG Meadows commented on Josh Board's blog post Neil Armstrong and JFK Auction Items
"I was blown away by the final figure on JFK's Harvard sweater. I'm surprised it survived the years. "
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BG Meadows commented on Josh Board's blog post A Hitler Signed Photo You'd Never Expect to See
"It never ceases to astound me at the enduring fascination with Der Fuhrer. I just don't understand how such a paragon of evil commands those phenomenal numbers.  Here's another photo of Hitler showing his "tender side" for…"
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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 Hitler Signed Photo You'd Never Expect to See

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 4:00pm 11 Comments

Sometimes the prices of things baffle me. Last year, a telephone owned by Hitler, used to issue commands during World War II, sold at auction for $243,000. That’s insane. And when I saw a story that showed an auction house had an autographed photo of Hitler with his arms…

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Autographed Pinball Machines -- In Memory of Stan Lee

Posted on November 13, 2018 at 11:52pm 2 Comments

Ever since I was a young boy/I’ve collected signed baseballs

From San Diego to Los Angeles/Celebs, I’ve gotten them all

But I ain’t ever got Stan Lee/He created Marvel

At Comic Con I was a dumb kid/And he signed everything for all !…

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The Morrissey Mob

Posted on November 11, 2018 at 10:01pm 4 Comments

When I was a teenager, Morrissey and The Smiths were huge. I was more of a Morrison and The Doors fan, but I liked a few of The Smith songs.

About 29 years ago, I was having dinner with a couple of women I’m friends with in downtown San Diego, and we walked out of a restaurant and nearby was a concert hall. There was a tour bus with about 50 fans surrounding it, screaming as if The Beatles were inside. We walked…

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What Do El Chappo and O.J. Simpson Have in Common (aside from the obvious)

Posted on November 9, 2018 at 8:51pm 2 Comments

Mexican drug lord “El Chapo” is in jail, and potential jurors at his federal trial in New York are being called in. One that was dismissed was a Michael Jackson impersonator. That would be odd enough, but hey...we’re autograph collectors. Here’s the weird one we can appreciate. Sort of. A juror was dismissed after he asked Joaquin Guzman (his real name) for his autograph. I first heard that on The Daily Show.…

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Neil Armstrong and JFK Auction Items

Posted on November 6, 2018 at 10:37am 6 Comments

Some interesting John F. Kennedy items in the RR Auction that ends tomorrow. There’s a Harvard sweater, which would warm you nicely this time of year. I’d rather have the Commander-in-Chief bomber jacket, but that will probably be costly. Oh, and there are a lot of assassination-related items. That would include a handwritten letter from Lee Harvey Oswald, and an original window sash from the Texas School Book Depository.…

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At 10:30pm on October 27, 2015, SIR Paul said…
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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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