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How to buy autographs on eBay; Tips to avoid fakes on eBay

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Williams Feb 17. 4 Replies

My latest Collectibles Chat video is "How to buy autographs on eBay." While it has something for everyone, it is most valuable to newer collectors by providing tips to avoid fakes.Please subscribe to…Continue

Autographed CDs and Vinyl - 15% off at Newbury Comics

Started Dec 7, 2020 0 Replies

Over the weekend Newbury had 25% their autographed items. If you missed that, they have 15% off today and tomorrow. Some good stuff here. I picked up signed CDs from Steve Howe, Belly and Vandenberg.…Continue

Find Out if Your Stan Lee Autographs are Real

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Lewis Jul 5. 56 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

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Steve Zarelli commented on Etienne's blog post If selling - "Do you offer a COA ?"
"A COA from an otherwise unknown eBay seller is absolutely worthless. COAs only add value and assurance when it comes from a RECOGNIZED expert, whether third party or a dealer/auction house. The irony is, the worst fake sellers on ebay always offer…"
35 minutes ago
Eric Keith Longo replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"1951 Columbia 8x10 candid by Lipmann showing Fredric March and Mildred Dunnock during the filming of Death of Salesman signed by March as Willy Loman. From George Houle. R go with my 1951 Kevin McCarthy as Biff - his first file role."
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crazyrabbits23 replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Must be music month -- I keep running into big-ticket autos for good prices. 1st printing of "My Way" by Paul Anka. One of my mother's favorite artists. Came across two signed Robbie Robertson books in the span of a week - one is a…"
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Stepeanut replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Neil Young — Waging Heavy Peace [Blue Rider Press, 2012], deluxe edition, limited to 1,500 signed and numbered copies, in cloth-wrapped slipcase: Additional…"
Tuesday
JK replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"A couple books pulled from the archive.... The Stephen King is self-explanatory. The other book was written by Charlton Heston and is an account of a trip he took to China where he did a performance of Herman Wouk's "The Caine…"
Tuesday
BC replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
Sunday
Gary King replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Thanks Mike!  Send me a picture of your Van Halen.  I’d love to see it.  That’s one of the bands I plan on adding to my collection at some point."
Sunday
Mike Shepherd replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Very nice, Gary.  I did something similar with my Van Halen autographs."
Sunday
Gary King replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Hello everyone!  This is the piece that started me collecting.  I like the framing part as well."
Sunday
Christopher Williams commented on Steve Zarelli's blog post Authenticity opinions received through Facebook groups? Out!
"I'm sure that at least one of those moderators list/sell on Ebay. That would be interesting."
Jul 17
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Steve Zarelli commented on Steve Zarelli's blog post Authenticity opinions received through Facebook groups? Out!
"It will last as long as there are collectors hankering for free opinions. Free opinions are fine when they come from someone credible. The problem is some collectors don’t know the difference between a credible source and a clueless blowhard.…"
Jul 16
BallroomDays67 commented on Steve Zarelli's blog post Authenticity opinions received through Facebook groups? Out!
"How long do you think this group will last? They’ve only been around for four months. As they receive more and more complaints about “safe” items that failed authentication, they’ll have to change the format and/or weed out…"
Jul 16
Christopher Williams commented on Steve Zarelli's blog post Authenticity opinions received through Facebook groups? Out!
"It would be awesome, Steve Z., if one of the buyers of a "safe" autograph (forgery)  listed it on Ebay, and then I posted it here."
Jul 16
Steve Viola commented on Steve Zarelli's blog post Authenticity opinions received through Facebook groups? Out!
"Thanks Steve. The only autograph grp on Facebook I value is RACC.  I think they have one for sports as well."
Jul 16
Steve Zarelli commented on Steve Zarelli's blog post Authenticity opinions received through Facebook groups? Out!
"Thanks for all the feedback. I continue to get screenshots of questionable calls made by admins in the "Out of Safe?" Facebook group.  Let me share a lesson I have learned: It's very easy to be a message board participant and…"
Jul 16

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Collector, Professional Authenticator
What brings you to Autograph Live?
Meeting and discussing autographs with other seasoned collectors.
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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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Authenticity opinions received through Facebook groups? Out!

Posted on July 14, 2021 at 1:30pm 14 Comments

Over the years I have heard many stories of how various Facebook Autograph Groups can be a total circus. Crazy members, fighting, bad opinions, stalking... you name it. In light of this, I have avoided them.

However, recently I broke my own rule and joined the "Out or Safe!?”  baseball Facebook group because I had heard stories of what was going on in there. My curiosity was piqued and I wanted to see for myself. The premise of the group is someone posts a photo of an item, and admins…

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What are Autopen signatures? How to identify Autopens and myths!

Posted on February 19, 2020 at 5:00am 9 Comments

Hey gang... please check out my new video and be sure to subscribe to my channel! :-)

Collectibles Chat Episode 7: Collectibles Chat with Steve Zarelli, Zarelli Space Authentication.

What are Autopen autographs; how to identify Autopen autographs; and Autopen myths.

I close the episode with a collecting tip.…

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Space Shuttle Challenger Autograph Collecting Tips

Posted on January 28, 2020 at 5:27am 7 Comments

Today marks the 34th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. 

In this episode of Collectibles Chat -- Honoring the Challenger Shuttle Astronauts and Challenger Autographs Collecting Tips.

Collectibles Chat Episode 4: Exposing traced autograph scam.

Posted on January 13, 2020 at 6:39am 5 Comments

Collectibles Chat Episode 4: Exposing traced autograph scam. What to look for to identify traced over autograph fakes.

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