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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Jun 21. 52 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 Eric Keith Longo Sep 4, 2021. 72 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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Eric Keith Longo commented on Steve Zarelli's blog post The story of Neil Armstrong signed NASA portraits
"Excdlldnt stuff! Thanks Steve!"
yesterday
Christopher Williams commented on Steve Zarelli's blog post The story of Neil Armstrong signed NASA portraits
"Now I know why so many of these have a faded autograph."
yesterday
Christopher Williams commented on Steve Zarelli's blog post The story of Neil Armstrong signed NASA portraits
"Steve, this is a great video.  I don't know how I missed it when you posted it.   I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Very informative."
yesterday
Steve Zarelli replied to Gelan's discussion Robert de Niro
"Looking back at Gelan’s history, he has a pattern of putting up graphs that were supposedly obtained in person and asking for reactions. Often they get the the thumbs down.  I suspect he is using this group to market test his fakes. "
Saturday
Steve Zarelli replied to Gelan's discussion Robert de Niro
"I am not familiar with Deniro’s autograph. The comments were on the selection of the photos. Are you saying these are fakes and he is “testing the water?”"
Saturday
Steve Zarelli replied to Colin Ryono's discussion Frank Oz autograph
"If I am not mistaken, Oz may have used a secretary signer. For a second opinion you may want to use SWAU online opinion: https://swau.com/products/autograph-verification"
Friday
Steve Zarelli replied to buyingonebay12's discussion Are these Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney Autographs Real in your opinion?
"I don’t know what happened here, but I suspect after receiving negative opinions, the original poster deleted McCartney and closed the topic. This happens far too often. Maybe the original poster is the seller or owner of the McCartney and…"
Thursday
Steve Zarelli replied to buyingonebay12's discussion Are these Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney Autographs Real in your opinion?
"Why was the McCartney edited out and the discussion locked?"
Thursday
Steve Zarelli replied to Don Dougherty's discussion real Mantle autograph or fake help please
"A larger pic would be helpful, but not looking promising from what I can see."
Thursday
Steve Zarelli replied to Eric Keith Longo's discussion Would you buy this Sinatra? Why or why not?
"It seems like the discussion of the condition of this item has been going on quite a while... I have nothing to add other than to say than it may not be as bad as the photos indicate. The glare of the raking angle and overexposure accentuates the…"
Wednesday
Steve Zarelli replied to Dylan Fritch's discussion Frank Sinatra signed photo
"Condition is a major factor when it comes to easily available signatures. Modern show signatures with condition issues are typically worthless. Why pull a dented can when there are 50 perfect cans next to it on the shelf? However, when it comes to…"
Jun 28
Stepeanut replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Lauren Bacall:"
Jun 28
Steve Zarelli replied to Matthew Creamer's discussion Ohio Sports Authentics
"I am a professional authenticator who specializes in autographs of astronauts, cosmonauts and aviation. I also collect certain vintage entertainment, presidential, NY Yankees and baseball HOFers. I don't collect or pay attention to most modern…"
Jun 27
Steve Zarelli replied to Matthew Creamer's discussion Ohio Sports Authentics
"Regrettably not a signature I am familiar with. Hopefully someone else can chime in. "
Jun 27
Steve Zarelli replied to Matthew Creamer's discussion Ohio Sports Authentics
"Mercari is the first warning sign. This is the cesspool where many eBay fake sellers land after being expelled from bowels of eBay. A COA is only as valuable as the people behind it. A COA from an unknown entity has no value. The items could be…"
Jun 27
Steve Zarelli replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Is A Cesspool Of Mickey Mantle Forgeries
"Haha. Glad you like it Chris. The sad thing is it’s now seven years later and these junky fakes are  still plaguing the hobby. It’s the autograph version of COVID. "
Jun 25

About Me

What kind of member are you? (Check as many as apply.)
Collector, Professional Authenticator
What would you like to tell us about yourself, your collecting, or business.
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
Why do you want to join Autograph Live?
Meeting and discussing autographs with other seasoned collectors.
Who can we thank for telling you about us?
N/A
What are your areas of interest?
Sports, History/Politics, Books/Literature, SciFi, Space/Aviation/Military
Why do you collect?
I love the connection with history and the wonder of signed items that passed though the hands of historical figures.
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Hard to pick just one. Favorites include Reagans, Armstrong, Jimmy Stewarts, Mariano Rivera game used baseballs.
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.

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