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Pete Bendu's Discussions

1976 Yankees Ball? Munson? Martin? Berra? Howard? Catfish?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Woody2Shoes Dec 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Another ball thru the door today. I believe it is a 1976 Yankees team on a Lee MacPhail American League ball. Unfortunately other than Yogi who signed in ballpoint, the remainder of the ball seems to…Continue

Tags: Catfish, Berra, Guidry, Howard, Martin

Roger Maris or Not Roger Maris?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete Bendu Dec 6, 2017. 2 Replies

It seems to be a regular thing at the shop, someone comes in with a baseball that has seen better days, and they never seem to bother bringing in a ball with a Harrison Ford autograph or at the very…Continue

Tags: Maris

Whatever you do....Never ever ship via Fedex !

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nate Nov 30, 2017. 7 Replies

Now in week 9 of back and forth, trying to resolve a claim on a damaged package delivered to me in the 3rd week of September.The package was insured. The sender waived his claim, in order for the…Continue

Tags: Fedex

Fire & Water: And autograph Collectors Worst Nightmares

Started this discussion. Last reply by SIR Paul Aug 21, 2017. 3 Replies

We are here because we collect autographs....pretty simple. Storage for your collection has been covered, time and again. The proper ways to frame with acid free materials and UV protection, where to…Continue

Tags: Storage, Safes, Water, Fire

 

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Pete Bendu and Dave Burton are now friends
10 hours ago
Cogo replied to Pete Bendu's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"And he’s new and improved!!:-)"
16 hours ago
Bradford replied to Pete Bendu's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"Pete is back!"
16 hours ago
Jeff Herrmann replied to Pete Bendu's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"Wow!!  That’s on a menu from the old Concord plane? That’s AWESOME!   Pete, SWAU is missing you man!"
16 hours ago
Pete Bendu replied to Pete Bendu's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"Value is up to the buyer or seller."
16 hours ago
Greg replied to Pete Bendu's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"That's the one! What would you estimate the value to be on it?"
16 hours ago
Pete Bendu updated their profile
21 hours ago
Pete Bendu replied to Pete Bendu's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"That is exactly what it is, concord menu right?"
21 hours ago
Greg replied to Pete Bendu's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"Any chance on this being an early 90s version of his signature? Thanks!"
yesterday
Pete Bendu replied to Mike T's discussion Star Wars Autograph Authenticity Opinions
"it is 100% her autograph but the piece itself is likely a preprint."
Thursday
Pete Bendu replied to Judge Nutmeg's discussion "...You shoot me in a dream, you better wake up and apologise..." - Mr White. Harvey Kietel signed.
"I don't know how professional my eye is, but I do believe the bad news you are expecting is in fact bad news."
Feb 14
Pete Bendu and jason danziger are now friends
Feb 13
James B replied to Pete Bendu's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"Thanks Pete - much appreciated :) I'm a huge Indy fan with a case full of replica props (and the odd inexpensive real one). I thought I had a lovely Ford hanging on the wall next to it, but having read around a bit, I had some suspicions which…"
Feb 13
Pete Bendu replied to Pete Bendu's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"There are number of great collectors in the UK, but not many dealers I have used with any regularity... outside of stuff from UK based convention signers.  If it is just Ford you are after feel free to post anything you are considering, happy…"
Feb 13
James B replied to Pete Bendu's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"Hahahahaha :) Yeah - exactly like those! Bless you, Pete, for saving me from folly! I know you don't normally, but are there any UK sellers you'd recommend, as you did for an Australian chap a few pages back?"
Feb 13
Pete Bendu replied to Pete Bendu's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"I'd buy either one."
Feb 13

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looking for like minded collectors
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What do you collect, or want to collect?
Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, SciFi
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
30+ years of Star Wars, Godfather, Marvel films and sci-fi tv and films
What is your level of expertise?
Advanced Collector
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
It changes all the time.
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Why not?
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Steve McQueen

Pete Bendu's Blog

The Pen Test

Posted on December 24, 2016 at 11:24am 17 Comments

Let me start by saying I am not a scientist. I have been collecting for decades, in that time I have purchased autographs, done TTM requests, traveled to conventions, and hit the streets in search of every possible signature that I wanted. I consider myself to be pretty successful at this hobby, and for years my answer to one question has been the same.

What's the best pen to use for an autograph? For 2 decades my answer has been a blue permanent overhead transparency marker called…

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Star Wars Autographs by the Numbers: Which are the Rarest?

Posted on December 18, 2016 at 2:00pm 41 Comments

Watching different Star Wars actors sign autographs for the last few decades, I started trying to figure out the numbers. How many pieces have been signed? How much value should be attached to each autograph? What are the prices that…

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Autograph Common Sense

Posted on November 5, 2016 at 5:00am 46 Comments

Let's take some time to talk about autographs, sounds silly right? In the last few weeks a number of new & old collectors have popped in here on this site and elsewhere with items they want to know about...Is this real? What's the value? and so on. 

Many of us collect different things, some only collect sports, some mostly music, astronauts or presidents, whatever you collect this topic will fit into any category, for my purposes, seeing as I collect celebrity autographs, these…
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A Complete Collection: Is It Happiness or The Saddest Thing Ever?

Posted on July 16, 2016 at 5:29am 12 Comments

I think Steve Buscemi nailed it in Ghost World as Seymour: "Well, you think it's healthy to obsessively collect things? You can't connect with other people, so you fill your life with stuff. I'm just like all the rest of these pathetic collector…
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At 1:22am on February 10, 2018, Eric K Longo said…

Hi Pete, Thanks for the encouraging words. I am still here :)

At 12:25pm on December 16, 2017, Cogo said…

Hi Pete! Thank you for accepting my friend request!

I’ve sent you a pm, would appreciate your knowledgable opinion when you have the opportunity!

Thank you once again and take care!

At 3:59pm on June 7, 2017, Mupplvr said…

Hi Pete - could you give me your opinion on this Robin Williams signature when you can? Thanks!

At 10:07am on April 24, 2017, Josh Brewton said…

Hey Pete when you have the time can you take a look at this Heath Ledger autograph?

http://live.autographmagazine.com/forum/topics/is-this-heath-ledger-authentic

Thanks for your time.

At 9:06pm on April 9, 2017, Hunter Baardsen said…
At 5:48pm on July 17, 2016, Robert Chase said…
Hello Pete!
Lol, it's all about the signatures. I don't like to gamble either. We would go for a dinner and show. The wolf den shows were free, I don't know if they still are. I saw so many shows at the wolf den. I have a 45 sleeve or 2 signed by some of the members of Asia. I would have to find them, but I am most likely missing the same band member as you. I didn't go to that show, my friend got some signed for me. I have met Steve Howe a few times with members of yes. It was a lot of fun.
Thanks again!
Bob
At 8:35am on July 17, 2016, Robert Chase said…
Hello Pete!
It's a pleasure to be your friend and thanks for your input. I have a lot of in-person signed items, but I also have a lot of items I purchased over the years going back to the mid 80's. It's awesome that I can unearth them and post on this site for opinions. I agree that the river Phoenix doesnt look right and I will add it to to oops pile. I noticed you live in ct, your my neighbor. I made many trips to Mohegan sun , wolf den to see concerts and get albums signed.
Thanks again
Bob
At 7:34pm on April 13, 2016, Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager said…

Hi Pete,

Would you mind taking a look at the Angelina Jolie and Billie Bob signed baseballs I found buried away when you get a chance? They look OK to me, but modern celebs have fooled me more than once. OK...just possibly a lot more than once. Thanks!

http://live.autographmagazine.com/photo/albums/angelina-jolie-and-billie-bob-thornton-signed-baseballs

At 10:19am on November 24, 2014, Mark Saurin said…

Hi Pete

Many thanks for your feedback bud, can you send me a link to the site you are referring to, and also, do's it look okay to yourself, as I am now starting to collect ORIGINAL Star Wars Toys and HARD TO FIND signed items. Pete, many thanks again for your time, you are a real class act,

Regards

Mark

At 11:07am on June 10, 2014, Steve Zarelli said…

Welcome, Pete! very happy to have your expertise on this site. Regards, Steve Zarelli

 
 
 

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