It was with some trepidation that I went for the “Up Close and Personal with Sharon Stone” stage interview, which was one of the highlights of the recent Singapore Sun Festival. It was on a Saturday, that was one factor; tickets to the event also cost a whopping $160, that was another factor, (Ok, so I was invited, but still that's a lot of money) but the overriding one was my personal encounter with the aging screen vixen the previous day.
At her press conference, Stone…Continue
Thanks for your comments about my Diana Ross post last week. I realized that what happened wasn't really as much of a reflection on Miss Ross as it was about her organization, from her security, to her PR firm, to her personal assistant. Maybe they just didn't inform her as well as they should have.
But I must say that last night made up for that. Aretha Franklin, who, sadly, is battling a brave fight with pancreatic cancer, was holding a huge…Continue
Christopher Morales and the sellers who use him claim that as a "forensic document examiner," his "scientific methods" and exhaustive procedures have earned him "court-approval." They say this makes him far superior to any other kind of autograph authenticator.
Forensic document handwriting analysis generally requires at least 10-15 known handwriting samples, preferably from the time period of the writing being analyzed. The "scientific" part is primarily ink and paper analysis to try…Continue
Last Wednesday I was directed to an article on Autograph Alert that, beyond saying the usual things they say about this site and me, seemingly "outed" one of our members whose comments they didn't like. At the end of the article, they wrote:
"By the time you read this story,
Cyrkin will have the first of a major rude awakening,
one he has invited and is well deserved."
This isn't the first time I have written about this subject, nor I am sure it will be the last. However, someone PLEASE tell me the reason, other than to sell books and tell a story, does any celebrity write a book? Having just written one myself, I can tell you that it is no easy process and my book is a very simple…Continue
Added by Stephen Duncan on March 20, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
I am just mixed up with this one I would love to add it to my collection and I think that it is a authentic signature but something is holding me back.. Can anybody help relife my fears on this with their take on the signature.Thanks
My favorites of late:…Continue
About a week ago, I was given some great news. Not only was I going to receive a complimentary media ticket to the Diana Ross concert tonight, but after the show, I was going to be given 10-15 minutes for an interview with Miss Ross, to be held backstage in her dressing room.
This was to all happen tonight-I had even arrived in the area of the theatre hours…Continue
Added by Roger Furr on March 16, 2011 at 7:34pm — No Comments
I recently purchased an entire archive of Secretary of the Treasury under Truman, John W. Snyder. Going through this archive has been enlightening on a number of levels. Illustrated here are some examples that will be valuable to Truman collectors and are published for the first time.
This WILL be another great show.
I will attend to cover it! Check it out if you like Faeries, Pirates, Wizards, Dragons, and much much more in this genre!
Plus stay tuned for more info by me on the Farpoint Convention a couple weeks ago.
I interviewed Lauire Holden…Continue
Added by Mark J Gross on March 8, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments
With the expansion of information found on the internet, it's likely that many of these unknowing buyers are going to eventually find out that they've been scammed from one of the many major autograph forgery dealers out there. With this being said, it's absolutely not too late no matter how much time has gone by for you to seek redemption.
First, be sure the items you purchased are 100% forgeries. Start by doing a Google search for the seller's name along with the word "Scam" "Fake…Continue
Can someone answer me this question, or give me some insight as to why this is being done?
There is a dealer on Ebay that goes by the name "frogtown". They are a book dealer that has gone heavily into buying autographs at auctions, at prices that are high end auction prices. Once they win the item it is posted on Ebay at an unreal price.
I get the fact that this is good for the auction house, it's seller, and that it's a free country, but "Why?"
Added by Todd Fulkerson on March 4, 2011 at 1:03am — No Comments
I can tell you with my decades of experience in this industry and having researched and examined millions of autographs, the greatest majority of autographs you are going to consider purchasing are going to be fake. The FBI documented that their estimation is around 80% of online autographs are fake. I can tell you with the premium names, especially in rock and roll music autographs, the % of forgeries out there is much higher. While…Continue