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Anybody need a Sebastian Shaw autograph???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike T Dec 7, 2016. 3 Replies

I have one. Let me know!Continue

Anybody need a Sebastian Shaw autograph???

Started Dec 7, 2016 0 Replies

I have one. Let me know!Continue

 

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www.TheCEAD.com replied to Tim Henderson's discussion In search of vintage tv and western autographs in the group Free Buy, Sell and Trade Group
"I'm shocked John Merton isn't on this list. I have a signature for sale-- second I've seen in 30 years. Gary"
Jan 24, 2018
www.TheCEAD.com replied to www.TheCEAD.com's discussion Selling ABBOTT AND COSTELLO Terrific 1940s AUTOGRAPH SET! in the group Free Buy, Sell and Trade Group
Nov 11, 2017
Tim G. replied to www.TheCEAD.com's discussion Selling ABBOTT AND COSTELLO Terrific 1940s AUTOGRAPH SET! in the group Free Buy, Sell and Trade Group
"I'm getting a Photo of Ali, when I click on your Link."
Nov 10, 2017
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to www.TheCEAD.com's discussion Selling RARE ALEC GUINNESS Signed 8x10 Photo as OBI-WAN KENOBI FROM STAR WARS! in the group Free Buy, Sell and Trade Group
"Could you upload a high-res images, especially of the autograph area? Members will appreciate it."
Nov 8, 2017
www.TheCEAD.com added 6 discussions to the group Free Buy, Sell and Trade Group
Nov 7, 2017
www.TheCEAD.com is now friends with Chris and Cris AutoCollector99
Nov 7, 2017
Cris AutoCollector99 left a comment for www.TheCEAD.com
"Hello TheCead, I've seen you have really wonderful and unique experience, and I was hoping you might help me by giving me your view on the authenticity of this Bette Davis autograph. I'd really appreciate it and it'd be of…"
Oct 9, 2017
www.TheCEAD.com replied to David Parker's discussion Bela Lugosi signed album page in the group Free Buy, Sell and Trade Group
"Yes. Dated Lugosi signatures are uncommon."
Sep 12, 2017
www.TheCEAD.com replied to Chris's discussion Horror advice
"That's me he means! I'm easy to reach at www.ClassicEntertainmentAutographs.com. I can ***really*** help you. I'm THE person for horror autographs. Gary"
Sep 12, 2017
www.TheCEAD.com and Michael Rains are now friends
Sep 12, 2017
www.TheCEAD.com replied to David Parker's discussion Bela Lugosi signed album page in the group Free Buy, Sell and Trade Group
"I am pethaps the best-known purveyor of horror autographs. I've handled maybe 50 Lugsoi signatures in the past decade. Lovely piece. Lugosi signatures from this era are typically worth 550 dollars max, usually closer to 475. I suppose,…"
Sep 12, 2017
www.TheCEAD.com commented on David Jackson's group Free Buy, Sell and Trade Group
"WANTED: Autographed material related to horror, sci-fi, fantasy, or mystery films or literature, or classic magicians. Edgar Allan Poe and Harry Houdini are especially sought. CEAUTOGRAPHS@AOL.COM Gary"
Sep 11, 2017
www.TheCEAD.com commented on Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager's blog post 7 Great Autograph Dealers—Who would you add to the list?
"Just want to thank everyone for the kind remarks-- We sincerely try to help keep the hobby clean and honest, and to dig up rare and desirable material, treating each customer like an old friend. The many testimonials on my site attest to…"
Dec 13, 2016
Mike T replied to www.TheCEAD.com's discussion Anybody need a Sebastian Shaw autograph???
"Post a pic?"
Dec 7, 2016
www.TheCEAD.com replied to www.TheCEAD.com's discussion Anybody need a Sebastian Shaw autograph???
"No... signed very early photo."
Dec 7, 2016
Mike T replied to www.TheCEAD.com's discussion Anybody need a Sebastian Shaw autograph???
"Is it a cut? "
Dec 7, 2016

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Collector, Dealer
What brings you to Autograph Live?
I'm the Creator and Founder of The Classic Entertainment Autograph Database (www.TheCEAD), which has been references on several occasions on Autograph Collector Live. I was kindly invited by the publisher of your excellent site to join and regularly contribute to group discussions. I'm also the owner of Classic Entertainment Autographs (www.ClassicEntertainmentAutographs.com).
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
I was invited by Steve Cyrkin, the Publisher
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Books/Literature, Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music, SciFi, Horror
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
My personal collection consists of 40,000 signatures and signed photos. In 2010, I worked with some of the industry's top auction houses, dealers and private collectors to establish what is rapidly becoming the world's largest resource for painstakingly located and confirmed celebrity signature exemplars in the field of vintage entertainment, a long-overdue project intended to facilitate authentication, identification and appraisal, and to increase interest in some of the great and lesser-known names from entertainment's vast and fascinating history.
What is your level of expertise?
Advanced Collector, Long Time Lover, Professional
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
This is impossible to say!
Why do you collect?
My background is in clinical and forensic psychology and neuroscience, and-- as a passionate amateur endeavor-- I was interested in learning to about how handwriting develops over time; how it is impacted by periods of psychological distress, age or cognitive decline; and how one might best distinguish forgeries from genuine signatures of notable persons. A huge classic movie buff, I originally began collecting vintage signatures for the purpose of studying them, but, somewhere along the way, became inamored of collecting Hollywood autographs for the sheer sake and pleasure of doing so. I am now trying to share everything I've learned about a lot of different celebrities' handwriting to help other collectors and even professional dealers authenticate various signatures via my autograph database, which I like to think of as a long overdue, highly academic endeavor! I, in turn, learn from every auction house, dealer and private collector that contributes exemplars to the site. Nobody can be 100 percent with regard to authentication; the site makes no claim to be, but we are trying VERY hard to make the most educated, cautious determinations possible, with some entries taking weeks or even months to complete.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Edgar Allan Poe-- I'm a huge fan.

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At 2:22pm on October 9, 2017, Cris AutoCollector99 said…

Hello TheCead,

I've seen you have really wonderful and unique experience, and I was hoping you might help me by giving me your view on the authenticity of this Bette Davis autograph. I'd really appreciate it and it'd be of tremendous help!

Thank you for your time and help! 

Best wishes

Cris

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bette-Davis-vintage-signed-card-AFTAL/311973233250?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

At 6:03am on April 12, 2016, Mikey Taylor said…

Wascher told me to message you and ask for help with your opinion on a Boris Karloff autographed photo I just purchased. Could you check out our conversation started today?  Thanks so much and nice to be introduced to your page!

At 10:40pm on November 23, 2014, Corbin Johns said…

Gary,

I was referred to you by Steve Cyrkin.  I have a few autographs that I need help with authenticating.  I recently purchased a James Cagney, which I would like to have a second opinion on.  Also, I have managed to find a couple of Gene Kelly signatures that I would like to know more about before I decide to buy either of them.

I understand that you are a busy man and I really do appreciate your time.

At 10:29am on January 6, 2013, Tricia Eaton said…

Hi Gary! 

Thanks for your note. I have already checked out The CEAD (in fact many of your examplars are from my company RR Auction ;), it is quite impressive and you seem to have lots of obscure Hollywood people. Will definitely use it for future reference. Congrats to you and Tom on building such a great site and thank you for your contribution to the autograph community! 

Best, 

Tricia 

 
 
 

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