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Find Out if Your Stan Lee Autographs are Real

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott M Jun 14. 40 Replies

The founder of the Marvel Universe, Stan Lee, passed away Monday at age 95.Along with Jack Kirby, Stan…Continue

Tags: Captain America, Thor, the, X-Men, memorabia

X-Files - help me decide

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robin McKay Nov 9, 2018. 18 Replies

I'm going to treat myself to an X-Files signed photo from an upcoming Official Pix signing. I'm wavering between two poses.This one signed by Anderson and Duchovney:…Continue

Lee Van Cleef opinions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Zarelli Jul 6, 2018. 7 Replies

This came from a solid looking TTM collection from the 70s and 80s. Not a signature I have studied, but looks likely good based on the limited exemplars I could find.Thoughts?…Continue

Tags: Lee Van Cleef

Robert Shaw signed card - opinions please

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe W. Jun 18, 2018. 4 Replies

Opinions please. Thank you.Continue

 

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Steve Zarelli commented on Perry Cox's blog post Things I’ve learned as a long-time Beatles autograph dealer & collector
""In autographs, you can accurately authenticate 10,000 items, but if number 10,001 gets by you it can result in your great reputation being sullied. It never used to be that way, but it is today; mostly because sellers of forgeries work hard to…"
11 hours ago
Steve Zarelli replied to Tacoma Blues's discussion Recommendations on authenticator for Muhammad Ali
"If you are looking for someone who specializes in Ali, connect with Shawn Anderson from AliAutos.net. His Facebook and Website are a bit out of date, but he was offering online opinions and letters at one…"
yesterday
Steve Zarelli replied to NathanG's discussion Considering selling this. Thoughts? Offers? Values?
"You could mat it so that the personalization at the top is blocked. With a nice photo, I suspect it would do well.  Not sure on value, but I wouldn't let it go for less than a few hundred bucks."
Sunday
Eric Keith Longo replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Hi again, I recall when I was looking for an original '56 Mole People still I contacted Jerry Ohlinger (JOMMS) and he had a single still which I bought. Only one I had seen up till now. He had told me Nestor Paiva's (Etienne LaFarge in the…"
Saturday
Eric Keith Longo replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"John Agar signed original 1956 The Mole People still signed in ball point c. 1970 or so. Paper from this film is terribly hard - I spent more for my first original (unsigned) Mole People still then I did for this piece. I hope you like it. Yes, Agar…"
Friday
J.Seah replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Blink-182 Signed Poster Circa 2001."
Friday
Nick Theodoratos replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Just picked up this signed Alice In Chains promo photo from someone who worked at Columbia at the time. I'm thinking it's one of the earlier signed promo photos"
Friday
Eric Keith Longo replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"+1 "It's Not Easy Being Green...""
Thursday
Mike Shepherd replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Very nice."
Thursday
Eric Keith Longo replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Superb Good contrast/placement too."
Aug 10
J.Seah replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"RHCP"
Aug 8
Eric Keith Longo replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Thanks Joe!  I am very happy with this one :) I started the audiobook on YT - excellent."
Aug 7
Joe W. replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Great movie. Superb signed photo!"
Aug 7
Eric Keith Longo replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Stunning!!! Beautiful poster as well."
Aug 7
Eric Keith Longo replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Richard Burton (1925-1984) as Alec Leamas in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold 1965 original still (slightly trimmed) with a C. 1966 dedication, inscription and signature in what appears black fountain pen. Slight age-related tone/light marks to the…"
Aug 7
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About Me

What kind of member are you? Industry professionals must use their real names and identify themselves as such. (Check as many as apply.)
Collector, Professional Authenticator
What brings you to Autograph Live?
Meeting and discussing autographs with other seasoned collectors.
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
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What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, History/Politics, Books/Literature, SciFi, Space/Aviation/Military
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
I collect Space and aviation. NY Yankees, Baseball HOF, political and some classic Hollywood.

I am the owner of Steve Zarelli Space Authentication. I provide autograph authentication consulting services to individual collectors, dealers and organizations, including: RR Auction, James Spence Authentication (JSA), Sportscard Guaranty Authentic (SGC), PSA/DNA Authentication and others.
What is your level of expertise?
Advanced Collector, Professional
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Hard to pick just one. Favorites include Reagans, Armstrong, Jimmy Stewarts, Mariano Rivera game used baseballs.
Why do you collect?
I love the connection with history and the wonder of signed items that passed though the hands of historical figures.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Abraham Lincoln

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Yuri Gagarin, 1st in space, Autograph Study by Steve Zarelli

Posted on March 4, 2017 at 6:44am 6 Comments

On April 12, 1961, Soviet Air Force pilot Yuri Gagarin was the first human in space. Launched aboard his Vostok spacecraft, Gagarin orbited the Earth and beat American Alan Shepard into space by 23 days. 

On March 27, 1968, Yuri Gagarin was killed in a training flight crash at the age of 34.

Despite not being as much of a "household name" as Alan Shepard, John Glenn or Neil Armstrong, Gagarin is a tremendous historical figure and there is strong demand for his…

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When the “proof picture” proves it's a fake!

Posted on August 1, 2016 at 10:00am 12 Comments

Astute collectors know that crooked sellers use phony proof pictures to sell their fakes all the time. They steal images from other signings, pluck a photo from an internet search, and so on.

These so-called proof pictures rarely prove anything, but in this case, it proves the item is a fake, or at least, it is not the same photo that is being offered!

Here is a photo supposedly signed by Joe DiMaggio, Whitey Ford, Billy Martin and Mickey Mantle.…

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Top 5 Risky Space Autographs by Zarelli Space Authentication

Posted on October 8, 2015 at 7:00am 5 Comments

What are the top five most dangerous space autographs? What space autograph is fake 75% of the time in my opinion? You may be surprised at some of the names.

I wrote the attached article for the Fall 2014 edition of the UACC magazine, Pen & Quill. I am pleased to share it here for your reading…

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James "Jimmy" Stewart: Autopen Signature Study

Posted on March 29, 2015 at 12:25pm 3 Comments

This article originally appeared in my blog, Steve Zarelli presents: The Collecting Obsession.

James Stewart was a willing through-the-mail signer for many years. However, after suffering medical problems in the 1990s, his office fulfilled mail requests with secretarial signatures and an Autopen machine.

The proxy signatures -- typically signed "James…

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