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Steve Zarelli's Discussions

X-Files - help me decide

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Williams 12 hours ago. 4 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. 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

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Robert Shaw signed card - opinions please

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe W. Jun 18. 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

 

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Christopher Williams replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion X-Files - help me decide
"As an X-Files fan, I would definitely go with the first one, Steve."
12 hours ago
Eric K. Longo replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion X-Files - help me decide
"I like the first image as well - it seems the safest bet for visual success. The second might present contrast weirdness (it is dark and light and dark....) and/or be overpowered by 4 sigs, esp if in gold or silver or some such. "
15 hours ago
Steve Zarelli replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion X-Files - help me decide
"Haha I knew someone would say buy both.  I’ve been good, but not that good. :-)"
17 hours ago
Joe W. replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion X-Files - help me decide
"I never like making tough decisions. Buy both! We are so spoiled. Life in the US of A...."
17 hours ago
Steve Zarelli replied to James S's discussion For Sale Apollo 11 crew signed stockcard in the group Free Buy, Sell and Trade Group
"I can verify I recently authenticated this Apollo 11 item."
18 hours ago
Steve Zarelli posted a discussion

X-Files - help me decide

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:Or this one signed by four:…See More
18 hours ago
Adam Halloran replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Elton John small signed G.P. F1 Information service paper measuring approximately 5 1/2 " x 4 " with a Tracks UK loa.  Likely signed (by the handwritten date) at the European Grand Prix September 25th, 1983 at Brands Hatch in…"
19 hours ago
Barry S replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
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Steve Zarelli replied to Michael's discussion Anyone ? Hank Greenberg. Real or fake ?
"I don’t like it. "
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Steve Zarelli replied to Michael's discussion Anyone know Casey Stengel auto?
"Does not look good in my opinion. "
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ArteXtrema replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Dear Autograph Live friends, As.you may know,. One of the most amazing voices of our century, recently  has gone... Montserrat Caballé, left an extreme Important legacy,.not only on the operas, but also as an amazing artist , she sang…"
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Dave Lee replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"WOW I Have Always Love President Kennedy It is wonderful you have that Letter he signed. I collect alot of JFK stuff but not His mostly People related to the Assissination."
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Steve Zarelli replied to Pauline Berry's discussion My William Shatner Story in the group Sci-Fi, Horror & Fantasy Autographs
"This is not my area of expertise, but I do have some knowledge of these signatures. The Doohan, Koenig and Kelly look fine. I am leaning ok on the Shatner. Not sure what is going on with the Nimoy. The personalization is in a different pen from a…"
Sunday
Steve Zarelli replied to Pauline Berry's discussion My William Shatner Story in the group Sci-Fi, Horror & Fantasy Autographs
"I recently communicated with an actor who worked with Shatner on a TV show in the 60s. Pre-Star Trek days. The actor said that Shatner had a HUGE ego and was insufferable before he was big. Can't imagine it got any better with fame"
Sunday
Steve Zarelli replied to Pauline Berry's discussion My William Shatner Story in the group Sci-Fi, Horror & Fantasy Autographs
"Sorry to hear your plan didn't work out. Can you share the photo again?"
Sunday
Steve Zarelli replied to Jason Toney's discussion Trump
"While I agree with your assessment of the autograph, I don’t think he’s too particular about what he signs. And I think he’d rather enjoy writing over Hillary‘s face. LOL "
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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…

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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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