Hi guys...I'm new, but often came here to read up on what's going on out in the autograph world. In the late 90s I bought a letter signed by Irving Thalberg to a writer from some company on Ebay. I…Continue
"A million thanks for all your support and advise. I listed the program on Ebay and it sold within a couple of days of my asking price. ($400). I appreciate the thought and honesty I have found at this site, it's very important…"
To me it's a collection, a single item, not a bunch of separate signatures.
I have not sold on Ebay recently but if you can't jump through all the hoops in the autograph section you might be able to cheat and list it in…"
"I really don't want to rain on anyone's parade but, in my experience, these multi signed programs never seem to generate the full value of the individual signatures. Your program is extremely clean which helps. I would guesstimate your…"
"Reputable COAs can be very important. Probably 99% of collectors don't know how to authenticate so expecting them to learn to authenticate themselves isn't reasonable IMO. The vast majority of COAs from the major third-party authenticators…"
"Thanks for all your replies, I really appreciate it. I'm not expecting to make big bucks (1K no way) but I am determined that my stuff (collections of this that or the other)not end up in an estate sale when the day comes that I pass thru…"
"It sounds like a very nice item, just depends on interest of what others collect etc. Would love to see a pic if you feel like posting one on here. Great suggestions from the first two replies. I sell primarily on ebay myself,…"
"I'll give you the best advice.
You're instincts are correct. Why pay to have it authenticated, you know it's real. And if you post a photo of it...people will contact you if you want to buy it.
I'll also say this. People that…"
"Regarding your query, I can sympathize. I'm in the same boat - most of my stuff doesn't have COAs attached to it, but I think most users on here would tell you that most/all of them aren't worth the paper they're printed on. If…"
What kind of member are you? (Check as many as apply.)
Fan, Other Professional
What would you like to tell us about yourself, your collecting, or business.
I collected movie star, tv star autographs when I was young and star struck. I have been selling things off which breaks my heart a bit. I worked at WB in the late 70s as a PA, so starstruck. I left and went to NY to pursue music. 10 years later I returned to L.A. and became a television writer producer. I've had quite a life.
What is your level of expertise?
Long Time Lover
Why do you want to join Autograph Live?
I have sold a few autographs on Ebay, it always went well. It's not my wheelhouse and I don't collect (nowadays). I want to sell a treasure of mine. When I was 19 I was invited to the 51st Academy Awards. I got some celebs who attend to sign my program. I want to sell it now, you can't take it with you, as they say. I want to protect myself when selling it, it means a lot to me.
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What are your areas of interest?
Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music
Why do you collect?
I don't collect anymore. I'd get too embarrassed to ask for an autograph at my age. ;-)
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Patrick McGoohan, Peter Gabriel, Roddy McDowall, Laurence Olivier, etc etc... Spielberg (I worked for him a bit) I sold a book of 80s autographs,'big hair' bands that frequented the sunset strip back then, Sold them to Wall of Sound in Nashville via Ebay. No issues.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
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