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Welcome, Steve Cyrkin!

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.)
Other Professional
What brings you to Autograph Live?
I'm the editor and publisher of the magazine—they made me join.
www.autographmagazine.com
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
Me! I was the first member.
What do you collect, or want to collect?
History/Politics, Books/Literature, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
I collect mostly classic rock, classic Hollywood and history.
What is your level of expertise?
Intermediate Collector, Professional
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
I can't decide between Elvis and Marlon Brando. Now I've decided...Ray Charles!
Why do you collect?
I'm the publisher of Autograph Magazine—how could I not?
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Adam & Eve. On a fig leaf.

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At 10:36am on December 26, 2017, David Wright said…

G'day Steve and a very merry Christmas to you and all the best for 2018. Thanks for the heads up on that item from Payne :) Cheers, David

At 10:02am on October 22, 2017, Roy Goldberg said…

Reply by Jim Cushman on October 13, 2017 at 5:37am

The ones on the back are fine....from April 5, 1962 at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. They were about to travel to play at the Star Club in Hamburg...it was when they arrived they found out that Stu Sutcliffe had passed away on April 10, 1962. This was "Beatles Fan Club Night". They wanted to thank the kids for all their support before they went off the Germany. The first set...they wore their leather clothes, and for the second set, their wore their new Beno Dorn suits.

This guy was great!

At 10:01am on October 22, 2017, Roy Goldberg said…

I posted last week and got two very good feedback answers..

At 3:01pm on October 15, 2017, Grant Davis said…

Thanks Steve - hope all is well!

At 1:17pm on October 15, 2017, Grant Davis said…

Hi Steve.

In answer to test - yep got it BUT every time I click to ;view this discussion i get the following

Our apologies – this page was not found

Follow these links to a few things we know are available:

At 9:59am on October 12, 2017, Roy Goldberg said…
Thanks for having me. Will learn a lot here!
At 4:50pm on September 26, 2017, Loretta Mary Pearson said…

Hi Steve,

I came across your site as I purchased an item at a fund raising auction. It is a double cd signed by ACDC with a couple of photos 

Th certificate of Authenticity shows it put together by Coolworld Collectables. I got this in 2010-11 and it has been on a wall without any sunlight or heat at all. The signatures have totally disappeared making it worthless. 

Can you suggest any course of action i can tke?

thank you

Loretta Pearson 

  

At 3:57am on September 8, 2017, gregory lekas said…

this is not allowing me to comment or list

At 3:57am on September 8, 2017, gregory lekas said…

can't list ,or show 

At 4:40am on July 7, 2017, MacShade said…
Yes, Steve.
I'm forced to sell everything I've bought over the years.
Regards,
Jorge

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Dave B commented on Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager's group Through the Mail Autograph Collectors
"After a dry spell, I got Henry Winkler today. Night Shift is a great movie!"
45 minutes ago
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to Christian's discussion Ray Charles signature Fake?
"So you're Phil's collector friend! I'm glad Omega recognized that the postcard was a stamp. It's clear if you know what to look for. The Ray Charles signed newspaper has the basic characteristics of his autograph, but…"
5 hours ago
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to Christian's discussion Ray Charles signature Fake?
"Can you post photos? Do you have a link to the auction listing?"
7 hours ago
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to Sluring's discussion Adolf Hitler Autograph Discussion: Should we allow them here?
"I haven't looked into his signing habits. I've seen large signed photos, documents, and books. I don't recall seeing casual signatures. "
7 hours ago
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to Sluring's discussion Adolf Hitler Autograph Discussion: Should we allow them here?
"I've never studied his studied his signature but you'd looks like an obvious stamp to me. "
14 hours ago
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to mel torment's discussion Possible Beatles gem. Opinions always appreciated.
"Not necessarily, because you can generally tell if it's signed or a copy if you see it in person."
23 hours ago
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to mel torment's discussion Possible Beatles gem. Opinions always appreciated.
"They look real to me. Whether they're originals or copies, I can't tell. If they have adhered to the surface of the paper, they're typically worth a fraction of what they'd go for otherwise."
23 hours ago
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to mel torment's discussion Possible Beatles gem. Opinions always appreciated.
"Mel, it looks laminated in plastic. Is that the case?"
23 hours ago
Robert Babb commented on Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager's group Through the Mail Autograph Collectors
"I got an autograph ttm from singer/songwriter Cynthia weil today!"
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Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to Sluring's discussion Adolf Hitler Autograph Discussion: Should we allow them here?
"I've decided: I'm going to only allow them in a private group for now. Since I can't move discussions to different groups, I'll leave the few on the site in forums, but close the discussions—besides this one, since…"
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Marc Koenig replied to Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager's discussion Band-Signed Beatles Album Census and Price History 2016
"A6BA70A7-21F3-4BC7-AFBC-7EE126AE0A19.jpeg Hello, I am excited to be purchasing this group-signed “With The Beatles” from Frank Ciazzo. Is the one included in the census already? You may also refer this link to a thread where I’m…"
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Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to Sluring's discussion Adolf Hitler Autograph Discussion: Should we allow them here?
"You're probably not in the minority, Michelle. I lost a lot of ancestors in the Holocaust, so it turns my stomach to see Hitler and Nazi autographs and artifacts."
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Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to Sluring's discussion Adolf Hitler Autograph Discussion: Should we allow them here?
"This is a great discussion. How's this: We set up a private group for Hitler and other despicables, at least for now, that anyone can join, but the posts won't show up outside of that group. That way those of us who hate the name…"
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goodcat replied to Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager's discussion Post the Names & Links to Good eBay Sellers
"here's a seller I like and have gotten several items from him. One of the best traits is that he puts the COA stickers on the back have a look and see if he should be added to the good guys…"
Monday
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to Sluring's discussion Adolf Hitler Autograph Discussion: Should we allow them here?
"I appreciate everyone's input on this subject. I don't have a problem with people buying and selling Hitler autographs, as long as they don't glorify him. As many have said, he's an important part of history—and you…"
Monday
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to Don Webster's discussion Let's Ground This Guy Shall We??
"Don, That photo is so big they can get his fingerprints from it!"
Monday
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to Sluring's discussion Adolf Hitler Autograph Discussion: Should we allow them here?
"You are right about that, posterguy. That's one of the reasons I'm considering this change.  And as Rick said, Pol Pot. He killed millions in the Cambodian Genocide.  I just googled the topic. Stalin was the worst, at least twice…"
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Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to Kirby Shofner's discussion Autograph Authentication Authority (AAA)
"It's a J Sugarman & Co. auction. They're based out of Hollywood Florida, a short drive from Tony Podsada, the apparent source of the machine-signed Mantles, Williams, DiMaggios. 500 Home Run Club signed photos, etc. I'm glad you…"
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Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to Kirby Shofner's discussion Autograph Authentication Authority (AAA)
"Kirby, I have never heard of them. Here's their website: http://autographauthenticationauthority.com/. There's no mention of the staff, owners or how to submit. Their domain name registration is private, which is suspicious for an…"
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Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to Travis Wallace's discussion DiMaggio Authenticity
"+1"
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