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Steve Zarelli's Discussions

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 replied to Will F.'s discussion Second chance offers - What's your opinion?
"If it is a unique item and you get a quick second chance offer, I would assume a shill bidder was the high bidder."
18 hours ago
John William replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Tin Machine II fully signed, plus signed setlist signed by Tony Sales and Reeves Gabrels, hand written letter from Tony Sales with guitar pic, and blown up newspaper ad signed by Hunt Sales, Tony Sales & Eric Schermerhorn.  "
yesterday
John William replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Tin Machine II fully signed, plus signed setlist signed by Tony Sales and Reeves Gabrels, hand written letter from Tony Sales with guitar pic, and blown up newspaper ad signed by Hunt Sales, Tony Sales & Eric Schermerhorn.  "
yesterday
John William replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Tin Machine II fully signed, plus signed setlist signed by Tony Sales and Reeves Gabrels, hand written letter from Tony Sales with guitar pic, and blown up newspaper ad signed by Hunt Sales, Tony Sales & Eric Schermerhorn.  "
yesterday
Nick Theodoratos replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Couple of these are from a bit ago that I forgot to post  Breaking Bad Cast signed Photo A Seinfeld Script And a Metallica Kill em All signed album"
yesterday
Mike Shepherd replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Very cool."
Monday
Cogo replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Just recieved my rare full name Axl Rose and absolutly love it! Here’s a link since it doesn’t work uploading a pic right now: https://live.autographmagazine.com/photo/axl-rose-guns-n-roses If interested, take a look!"
Monday
Steve Zarelli replied to Ru007's discussion Mickey Mantle help
"No doubt fake. "
Monday
Steve Zarelli replied to D R's discussion Moon Landing Astronauts -- Armstrong, Collins, Aldrin
"The brown / gray tone is very common. This is what happens when black water-based felt tip is exposed to UV over time. I probably have 100+ such similar examples in my files. "
Sunday
Steve Zarelli replied to D R's discussion Moon Landing Astronauts -- Armstrong, Collins, Aldrin
"I mean photocopy, laser copy or some sort of reproduction of an original. It can sometimes be difficult to discern when an item is under glass."
Saturday
Steve Zarelli replied to D R's discussion Moon Landing Astronauts -- Armstrong, Collins, Aldrin
"Assuming it is a not a copy, it is authentic in my opinion."
Saturday
Steve Zarelli replied to Felix's discussion Led Zeppelin Autographed "Song Remains The Same" Album
"File a police report. They obtained a loan using counterfeit collateral. That’s fraud. "
Jul 12
Steve Zarelli replied to Felix's discussion Led Zeppelin Autographed "Song Remains The Same" Album
"Didn’t they have to show identification to get the loan? "
Jul 11
Steve Zarelli replied to Felix's discussion Led Zeppelin Autographed "Song Remains The Same" Album
"Agree. It’s likely a counterfeit PSA card and sticker. PSA would have never issued a card coa for a full Led Zeppelin signed album. An item of that value would have had to have been a full letter."
Jul 11
Tacoma Blues replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Below is a new acquisition that I have been searching for for a VERY long time. Shown is a 45 sleeve signed by the very elusive Blues harp player Slim Harpo. It was signed in 1966 for the WLS radio station in Chicago. This is one of only two known…"
Jul 10
Tacoma Blues replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Signed copy of Sam and Dave's 1968 UK release of "I Thank you" LP. Signed by Sam Moore (with inscription) and Dave Prater."
Jul 10

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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