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Find Out if Your Stan Lee Autographs are Real

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott M yesterday. 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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Scott M replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion Find Out if Your Stan Lee Autographs are Real
"PS, spiderman mask helmet was signed at c2e2 Chicago late march 2018. Trio pjoto: uknown where/when (haven't gotten response from owner yet. Star wars/Marvel: Sometime 2015/16 when he worked with Stan's crew (according to him)"
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Kelsey Hamilton replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion Find Out if Your Stan Lee Autographs are Real
"Stan Lees are two a penny now Steve, he signed that much, don’t you just authenticate space ? Do you do other authentication "
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Daniel S. replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion Find Out if Your Stan Lee Autographs are Real
"Here is the printed image from the calendar "
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Daniel S. replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion Find Out if Your Stan Lee Autographs are Real
"I picked up this interesting Peter Ledger original artwork signed by Stan Lee for a modest price today. The art was for a 1980 Marvel calendar(shown).  Any reason for concern?"
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Scott M liked Steve Zarelli's discussion Find Out if Your Stan Lee Autographs are Real
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Eric Keith Longo replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion Find Out if Your Stan Lee Autographs are Real
"That's the kind of ting I was thinking about the Spiderman but Steve will know. It could just be a mess."
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Scott M replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion Find Out if Your Stan Lee Autographs are Real
"Lol! Cracked me up how you worded that last part. C2E2 was near end of march in 2018.  Has excelsior sticker on back.  That's all I know.   Thanks for input!"
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Scott M replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion Find Out if Your Stan Lee Autographs are Real
"Ps, according to sellers online: spiderman helmet was signed at c2e2 Chicago during one of his last appearances.  Trio: unknown Star wars/marvel print: sometime in 2015/16 when he was working with Stan’s crew. Thanks again!"
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Eric Keith Longo replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion Find Out if Your Stan Lee Autographs are Real
"From this thread (never looked at Stan much), I think the last may well be good. I don't like the second and the first I don't what all is going on there."
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Scott M replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion Find Out if Your Stan Lee Autographs are Real
"Thoughts? The only one without a COA is the Star Wars/marvel print. Spiderman has excelsior sticker on back, no COA.  Trio (cap, iron man, Spidey) has COA, no sticker. So I’m also curious about the Robert Downey auto and Chris Evans…"
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Paul replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"J mascis poster a friend had signed for me"
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Paul replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Nice Jim henson"
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Eric Keith Longo replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"I'm thinking green (is the colour), pink (of course) and a touch of golden yellow for framing? Maybe a slightly wavy mat cut - not perfectly straight - psychedelic? I am envious of the decision!"
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Eric Keith Longo replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Good heavens I am equally humbles to see it! An amazing piece! Congratulations Adam. I am also reminded of a thread earlier today about dedications seriously detracting/having little value... ;) Beautiful, PINK and Syd. "He dug it!"…"
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Adam Halloran replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"I am very humbled and excited to share this item that I received in the mail today. Mostly due to the kind generosity of a fellow collector Brian Mcelyea . He donated this signed Arnold Layne sheet music to me because of its dedication by Nick Mason…"
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Paul Hakimian replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Very nice,congrats!"
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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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