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Robert Shaw signed card - opinions please

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe W. on Monday. 4 Replies

Opinions please. Thank you.Continue

Easton Press / California Autograph Law AB 1570

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager Jun 16, 2017. 5 Replies

Easton Press is no longer shipping signed books to California. …Continue

Tags: Easton Press, Autograph Law, California

A trip in the autograph collecting time machine...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Zarelli Jan 11, 2017. 14 Replies

Back in the old Geocities days -- the 1990s -- I had a collecting web site where I kept a journal. I found an old html page on my computer of the journal and read through some of the entries.Check…Continue

Neil Armstrong signed photo sells for $56,301!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Cushman Nov 1, 2016. 23 Replies

This amazing Neil Armstrong signed photograph sold at the recent RR Auction Space Auction for $56,301 (including buyer's premium). WOW!!It's a 16x20 photo of Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon,…Continue

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Jordan Lee replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Found this Victoria Beckham for sale from an eBay seller a few months back... addressed to me (Jordan!), nonetheless!"
12 hours ago
Paul Hakimian replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Very cool Chris."
yesterday
Robert replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Glad you like it! It was a pleasure to help you! Such a beautiful piece! Now let´s add Nick on this! :D"
yesterday
Andreas replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"This is great, congrats Christopher.  Now, you have to take the chance to add Nick Mason."
yesterday
Christopher replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Just arrived from consignment to get Roger Waters.  Big thanks to Seamus for the referral and to Robert in Poland for his leg work and great communications throughout the process.  Love this thing now.  "
yesterday
Steve Zarelli replied to Allen Blankenship's discussion 500 Home Run ball - Mantle, William's etc
"Common mass-produced fakes."
Thursday
Steve Zarelli replied to Brandon's discussion Bad Signature from comic con
"So it’s like a dry erase marker and it easily wipes away? I’ve never seen a gold dry erase marker, but I suppose it’s possible. If that’s the case I don’t think there’s anything you can do about it… It will…"
Thursday
Steve Zarelli commented on Josh Board's blog post Space...The Final Frontier...for this blog
"I do not believe the vial to be moon dust.  First, astronauts were not allowed to keep quantities of moon dust or rocks. They essentially only got the residual dust from any item they were allowed to keep, which would mean a very small…"
Wednesday
Steve Zarelli replied to Brandon's discussion Bad Signature from comic con
"What do you mean "turn to dust"? Is that an area with an isolated rub or skip? The rest of the signature looks strong. "
Wednesday
Joe W. replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion Robert Shaw signed card - opinions please
"Hi Rib, Just one I am looking at for possible purchase. I've been looking for awhile and thought I would ask about it. Appreciate your input."
Monday
Rob Marrs replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion Robert Shaw signed card - opinions please
"Joe, this is an authentic Robert Shaw. Is this your item?  Kind regards, Rob"
Monday
Steve Zarelli replied to Royals Fan's discussion Should I Have Authentication Sticker Put ON Valuable Baseball?
"It's a pet peeve of mine, but another consideration for signed baseballs... If there is the slightest bit of toning on the ball, the snow white stickers stick out like a sore thumb and accentuate the toning. I do not like the look of the white…"
Monday
Steve Zarelli replied to Adam Wade's discussion Real or Fake Willie Mays?
"Ah... yes. I meant White... not Coleman.  I believe this to be original Scoreboard product and authentic. The plaque on the ball holder is identical to those purchased through Scoreboard in the mid 90s and they were on William White baseballs.…"
Monday
Steve Zarelli replied to Brandon's discussion PSA/DNA Quick opinion
"I assumed that meant that the authenticator was also a collector who would buy it out from under the requestor. If not, how does obtaining a QO alert collectors outside of the process? Not trying to be difficult, just not sure what you are driving…"
Monday
Steve Zarelli replied to Brandon's discussion PSA/DNA Quick opinion
"obtaining a QA has now alerted another potential collector of the existence of a stellar deal. Sorry, but I don’t buy this. I’ve seen this allegation made a number of times, but no evidence of it ever happening.  There are THOUSANDS…"
Monday
Steve Zarelli replied to Adam Wade's discussion Real or Fake Willie Mays?
"Is this on a Coleman ball?"
Monday

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.
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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…

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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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At 5:10am on September 17, 2014, hitmanten said…

Hey, Steve. Wascher had suggested I might try contacting you for your thoughts on this Armstrong I came across. Sorry for the terrible quality, best pic I could get from seller at the moment. Would feel better knowing I had an expert eye look at this. Many thanks!  -Bill (hitmanten)

At 7:22pm on May 26, 2014, Henrik H said…
At 6:25am on April 1, 2014, michelle said…

Hello.  I seem to remember if my memory serves me correctly that someone said you could kindly recommend someone who could iron out creases on archival paper as opposed to shirts!!!.  I was wondering if anyone deals in ironing out creases on photographs.  Apologies for bothering you if I've got the wrong person. kind regards & best wishes Michelle

At 4:28am on February 23, 2014, Gareth 1989 said…

Hey Mr. Z, was wondering if you know of anywhere online that I could find good examples of Bill Anders autograph? I can only seem to find autopen examples, I know he's a rare signer and theres probably more autopens and fakes out there than genuine sigs, but I've been looking at a few pieces and can't tell?http://www.ebay.ie/itm/371009705098?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1426.l2649

At 8:13am on June 10, 2013, Ryan said…
 
 
 

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