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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.)
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 9:15am on February 10, 2021, phil connor said…

Hi Steve, Ive noticed a signed Mj that ip dealer Markus Brandes is selling and it's getting mixed reviews..any chance you could have a look over and give me your opinion please?..it's my latest post ..thanks Phil

At 6:32pm on January 8, 2021, Lenny54 said…

Steve

  Can I Post A Wanted Autograph On The Main Page?? I Am Looking For A MORRIS ANKRUM Autograph I Thought Posting A Ad Maybe Someone Has One To Sell

Thanks Lenny

At 8:40am on December 27, 2020, Mary Bailey said…

Hi Steve. I was scammed by Brian Burkell who now goes by Ken Burns. My credit card company is investigating the fraud claim I instituted against him and his bogus guitar he said was a signed Washburn by Chicago. Not a Washburn and fake signatures! Terry Kath has been dead since 1978! I feel so stupid because I usually get everything I buy on the Internet but I didn't with him. I think he should be prosecuted for mail fraud but I don't want to sue him if he has no assets. So bummed about this. Thx.

At 3:14pm on November 1, 2020, Mark bates said…
Hi Steve how do I upload a picture of a signed piece j just can't read it thanks mark. UK
At 8:06am on September 25, 2020, jim gault said…

PS I'm not sure how I might receive a reply. Will there be a message in my email or do I have to keep checking this site?

Jim.

At 8:03am on September 25, 2020, jim gault said…

Hi Steve, I'm not a big collector but I have a couple of genuine items I might sell.

A 1967 A.F.B. Festival programme in poor condition signed by Brownie McGee and the bassist Dillard Crume.

A 1968 Programme in good condition with all the signatures: Walter Horton, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Reed, Big Joe Williams, Curtis Jones, Eddie Taylor, Jerome Arnold and J.C. Lewis.

I know they're genuine because I collected them myself.

I would like to find out what they're worth before deciding whether to sell them.

Can you give me any advice either on the value or how to find out?

At 7:09pm on August 14, 2020, Bob Oliver said…

Hello Steve,

Just stopped by to see how you are!

Take care my friend!

Bob Oliver

At 6:37pm on August 12, 2020, Nick said…

thanks for all your help steve. i posted a kobe today on the kobe forum i got an offer from the seller for 800. psa cert.  wondering if it looks good

At 10:28am on August 9, 2020, Mark Miller said…

Since when is this acceptable? I’ve seen others banned for less. This isn’t acceptable.

At 8:05am on July 24, 2020, JIMMY JAMES said…

Hi again Steve in LA, it's James in Canada. Wanted to say thank you for your time on my Lennon/Harrison autograph. Hi Ballroom Days in LA it's James in Canada. Wanted to say thank you for your time on my Lennon/Harrison autograph... like Roger Epperson himself told me, you've really got to be holding these REAL authenticated autographs in your hands to appreciate how wonderful they indeed are...the scan doesn't do them justice! BEING DOUBLE AUTHENTICATED (May 2019 and with fresh eyes again in July 2020) by the Professiional Expert Roger Epperson REAL is all the AUTHENTICity you need! Best, JAMES

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"Hi Marcello, I moved this to our Is This Autograph Real? forum since it needs authenticating. If the autographs are real, and there's a good chance, I think it would sell for $2,500+. Perhaps a lot more unless a number of them were…"
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Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to Edward O'Donnell's discussion Bruce Lee autograph
"Ed, I appreciate your attitude considering authenticity has been questioned. Let's see what Greig says, and if you want, sent pics to Beckett for a $10 review.  https://www.beckett-authentication.com/services/signature-review"
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Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to LuckyLuke's discussion Kobe Opinion
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Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to Tania English's discussion Kobe Bryant unlikely to pass Beckett
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Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to Tania English's discussion Kobe Bryant unlikely to pass Beckett
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