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ABBOTT & COSTELLO signed album page

Started this discussion. Last reply by phil connor 59 minutes ago. 7 Replies

Just wondering what members might think about this Abbott and Costello signed album. It looks like a Betty Hutton signature on the verso of it. If real, this would probably be from the early…Continue

Third Party Authenticators Advertising For Auction Houses

Started this discussion. Last reply by Etienne on Monday. 5 Replies

This morning an email hit my "promotions" folder in my Gmail account that has me wondering. It was from third party authenticator PSA: PSA Auction News PSANewsandOffers@collectors.comand was…Continue

Farley Granger

Started this discussion. Last reply by Etienne Feb 18. 6 Replies

Anybody have much experience with Farley Granger's signature?  From what I have seen, it varied over the years but was consistently kind of sloppy.  Here's a vintage still of him from Hitchcock's…Continue

Hitchcock Signed Self Caricature Sketch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Etienne on Sunday. 47 Replies

I'm curious what members thoughts might be on this signed Hitchcock sketch. It has a JSA letter accompanying it (the darker scan is from the JSA website). It's approx. 6" x 6".  If real, does it look…Continue

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phil connor replied to Etienne's discussion ABBOTT & COSTELLO signed album page
"Any idea on the PSA one above David, it has a looped 'L' for Lou...I agree with you I think Etienne's is authentic but possibly this PSA isn't or did he sign differently over the years??"
59 minutes ago
David Lewis replied to Etienne's discussion ABBOTT & COSTELLO signed album page
"Etienne, The Hutton looks like one of mine so the page has some age to it. The A&C side has old ink and characteristics that in my humble opinion look real but maybe signed at different times……..looks like two different pens, a lot…"
1 hour ago
Etienne replied to Daniel U's discussion How reliable is beckett quick opinion.
"I recently submitted an item I was interested in to both the Beckett and PSA quick opinions.   The Beckett came back as Likely Not Authentic and the PSA as Likely Authentic.  "
7 hours ago
Etienne replied to Etienne's discussion ABBOTT & COSTELLO signed album page
"Thanks again, Phil. I'm interested also in hearing some of the other members' thoughts on this particular A&C."
Wednesday
Etienne replied to Nathan Presley's discussion Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
"Nathan-  I saw that one also a week or so ago. My first impression was the same as David's: Fake."
Wednesday
phil connor replied to Etienne's discussion ABBOTT & COSTELLO signed album page
"Yeah noticed the u connecting to the c.. also the d on the first one I posted in bud  is looped over the B more so who knows ..that one could be fake and yours real...I've seen more with the straight L anyway so if I had to say I'd…"
Tuesday
Etienne replied to Etienne's discussion ABBOTT & COSTELLO signed album page
"Hi Phil- I know what you mean about the "L" having a bit of a loop on the top. I think he may have signed it both ways...with and without.  Hopefully others will share their experience with these guys."
Tuesday
phil connor replied to Etienne's discussion ABBOTT & COSTELLO signed album page
Tuesday
phil connor replied to Etienne's discussion ABBOTT & COSTELLO signed album page
"From what I've seen the Abbott looks ok to me but the 'L' on Lou has a bit of a loop on some examples that I've seen. Did he sign both ways that you know of? .I'm sure someone on here can give you an answer "
Tuesday
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Etienne replied to Etienne's discussion Third Party Authenticators Advertising For Auction Houses
"Again, all of the above on my part are just thoughts that leave questions in my mind... certainly not accusations."
Monday
Etienne replied to Etienne's discussion Third Party Authenticators Advertising For Auction Houses
"One of the things that I don't like about submitting a quick opinion to PSA is that they want to have the auction and auctioneer's information as part of the data entry for the item to be examined.  Maybe I'm a bit paranoid but…"
Monday
Joe W. replied to Etienne's discussion Third Party Authenticators Advertising For Auction Houses
"Yes, money does indeed talk. I personally do not think a TPA will knowingly pass an autograph that they believe is not authentic. It's simply marketing and the big players have an advantage. The issue I have with TPA services is that they…"
Monday
Etienne replied to Etienne's discussion Third Party Authenticators Advertising For Auction Houses
"Sure Joe, I totally understand an auction house using a tpa to add to bidder confidence an item and then using the tpa's opinion as a marketing tool by the auction house.  But should the tpa (as a business that was contracted with for a…"
Monday
Joe W. replied to Etienne's discussion Third Party Authenticators Advertising For Auction Houses
"Standard stuff. Many auctions use a TPA service to add bidder confidence. It also protects the auction house and is used as a marketing tool. "
Monday
Etienne replied to Baseguru's discussion Fred Astaire/Bing Crosby experts?
"Hi Justin-  I don't know Fred very well at all but do have some experience with Bing. The good news on both is that they are not extremely expensive in nice material. However, as David says, they were huge stars in their day are not the…"
Monday

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Alfred Hitchcock Self Profile Sketches

Posted on February 19, 2021 at 12:30pm 5 Comments

We were discussing on the IS THIS AUTOGRAPH REAL section an exemplar of a self caricature profile sketch and signature attributed to Alfred Hitchcock. TPAs Beckett and PSA gave a thumbs down to it on their quick opinion signature reviews while JSA had issued a full LOA for it earlier. 

As I have looked around online, it seems there have been tons of these sketches that claim to be from Hitchcock's hand that have been bought and sold over the years. Examples of past sales from various…

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