June 2010 Blog Posts (28)

Weirdest Way to Have an Autograph Authenticated -- ON NATIONAL TV!

I'm watching Jimmy Kimmel Live a few nights ago. He's quickly become my favorite late night host. He's got a great interview style, and great wit.

He had Ashley Greene on, who is one of the young starlets from Twilight. Now, when there's a guest like that, I end up reading a newspaper or magazine, while it's on the TV. I figure, they're going to talk about a project that I didn't see or don't want to see, so why not catch up on my reading?

I hear her talk about…


Added by Josh Board on June 28, 2010 at 12:32am — 3 Comments


Some interest auction notes recently…

With Michael Jackson dying, the auction that happened before his death, certainly didn’t get the numbers the items did afterwards.

On the anniversary of his death, the crystal studded glove he wore on his Victory Tour in the mid 80s, went for almost…


Added by Josh Board on June 27, 2010 at 10:18pm — No Comments

Conan, Letterman and Bob Hope???

The other night, David Letterman did a bit before Kevin James (King of Queens) came out. He's done it a few times before, but not recently. He talks to the ghost of Bob Hope. And who ever does the voice of Hope, nails it.

This time, when Hope was signing off, he asked Letterman to get Kevin James to sign his DVD of Paul Blart. I literally laughed so loud, I woke up my girlfriend up.

On TMZ, speaking of Kevin James, they showed all the cast members of Grown Ups…


Added by Josh Board on June 25, 2010 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Stephen Strasburg In person And STING

I was curious if anyone has had any in person encounters with Stephen Strasburg since he has been in the majors? He is coming to town next week and I wanted to know what to expect?

Also has anyone tried STING on his solo tour he will be in town next week also. I got him with the POLICE where in town but it was not easy. Just wondering how he is signing on the Solo Tour? Thanks for your help, I look forward to hearing from you all. Until next time KEEP…


Added by Tim Henderson on June 24, 2010 at 11:20am — 5 Comments

Autograph Price Trends June 2010

The autograph market is in many ways, reflective of the stock market. When the stock market dips lower, it is the time to purchase stocks. Unfortunately, most of us buy stocks when the market rises and sell when the market drops. This is also true of autographs. That being said, if you can think counter-intuitively, now is a good time to buy autographs. The autograph prices, from many of the autograph auction houses, are quite attractive and clearly more affordable than a few… Continue

Added by Dr. Richard Saffro on June 24, 2010 at 8:59am — 4 Comments

MUST READ: Fantastic forgery article in Smithsonian Magazine

Hi everyone,

This article is in the current Smithsonian Magazine:
It goes to show that, unfortunately, some things don't change. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


Added by JJ on June 22, 2010 at 2:02pm — 1 Comment

Hey Hey Hey! An Interview with Bill Cosby

Hi everyone,

First of all I would like to thank Kimberly and Steve for publishing my first Broadway article this issue. I sincerely hope that you all enjoy it-look for the next installment in August. I have been spending quite a bit of time lately conducting interviews, both in-person and via telephone, with various celebrities on behalf of Autograph. So far, the definite highlight has been my interview with comedy legend Bill Cosby.

I had contacted Mr. Cosby's…


Added by David Stone on June 20, 2010 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

Col. James P. Fleming USAF Medal of Honor Autograph

Here is another example of writing to a Medal of Honor Recipeint requesting an autograph and getting back more than I sent. A few years ago a used the Congressional Medal Of Honor Society 40 Patriots Point Road Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 address to mail out my request. In about a week I had back all I sent him ( a copy of his citation, and the 8x10 poster I created for him) along with extra copies of his citation, and an autographed photo of himself in Vietnam. It…


Added by Steven Ryan on June 20, 2010 at 7:48am — 2 Comments

Pat Benatar book signing: no memorabilia, no photographs, no inscriptions, .........but a bunch of rules to sign by.

Once again, I just chuckle and laugh. Once again, I need to tell myself to try and understand. Once again, I must remind myself that a signed book is all I was paying for. What I am talking about is the book signing for Pat Benatar Friday night, 6/18 at 7pm, at Borders in Westwood. For the price of the book, fans could get the pleasure of seeing classic '80's pop rocker Pat Benatar sign such book and say a few brief words to you, but that is all that you are going to get. Nada…


Added by Stephen Duncan on June 19, 2010 at 6:00am — 18 Comments

Sgt. Pepper Lennon Lyrics -- The Real Deal -- $1 million

The last song on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band record was A Day in the Life, written by John Lennon. It's considered by many the best song on the album.

In Rolling Stone Magazines list of 500 Great Songs of All Time, it was #26. And, in terms of handwritten lyrics, it's probably #1.

An American collecto paid $1.2 million for it at the Sotheby's auction. They had estimated it would get between 500,000 and $800,000.

It's on a…


Added by Josh Board on June 18, 2010 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Amazing Americana Pieces

James Copley Library in La Jolla (San Diego) sold a lot of their collection. It was purchased in the 60s and 70s by Copley, who liked museum quality books, letters, and documents. The Union-Tribune showed photos of Mark Twain from the late 1800s that were valued at around 3K, and that didn't impress me much.

The story talked about an early printing of the Declaration of Independence, whi was valued at $600,000. There was a chair Abraham Lincoln sat in when he learned he'd be…


Added by Josh Board on June 18, 2010 at 1:42am — No Comments

george w bush

i have a picture of laura bush and george w bush together with there signatures. whats it worth?

Added by james fetz on June 15, 2010 at 2:28pm — 3 Comments

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN signing in the mail,.......... I have never heard of even one successful story.

After seeing Bruce Springsteen in concert on 1980's "The River" tour, I knew I had just seen an amazing artist. However, it was the 1984's "Born In The USA" tour and the genesis of starting up my autograph collection at about the same time that I knew I just had to obtain his signature. But how?

Like many people fresh into collectability, I wrote to him. I wrote to him via CBS records, to Jon Landau Management, and to addresses found in Hollywood Celebrity shops that listed…


Added by Stephen Duncan on June 15, 2010 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Richard Roundtree: He's a "BAD MOTHER" and about to sign autographs, so shut your mouth!

"Who's the cat that won't cop out, when there's danger all about, SHAFT!"

Before all the special effects and matrix style cop movies, there were characters named Paul Kersey, Popeye Doyle, Harry Callahan, Frank Serpico, and my favorite from all of that era, John Shaft. Sure you might say I am stuck in the 1970's and retro is all right for a little while and I need to move on and get with the 21st Century movie technology. I hear that quite actually all the time. However for…


Added by Stephen Duncan on June 14, 2010 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

The Jodie Foster Incident

Jodie Foster was never the best with autograph seekers. And, because of her personal life (rumors that she's a lesbian, adopted kids), she's not into stopping for the paparazzi either. And who could blame her?
Well, the Taxi Driver star looked more like DeNiro's character, when she went off on a…

Added by Josh Board on June 13, 2010 at 4:54pm — 3 Comments

Tricks of the Trade By Louis Becerra

I thought this was so great to read and a nice articlein this June A/C. This added help for all people out there one -on -one with the stars. Thanks for the tips and what to look out for and what to do. Great ideals. On your e-mail and twitter one i have seen a few more stars e-mails here lately.It seem a few each month, stars posting there own e-mails? or are they ? and where to contact. Do you think this will be one of the more ways to increase autographs.And to get a better result with…


Added by steven foster mills on June 12, 2010 at 2:20pm — 6 Comments

Celebrities on TV Talk Autographs -- Adam Sandler, Marilyn Manson

I don't know the actors name, but he's the fat dude who played Hurley on the TV show LOST. He was on Jimmy Kimmel Live (who was a big fan of Lost), and he was shown one of the dolls that was made of him. He talked about how cool it was to have a doll designed after him. They made fun of the stuffing in the stomach to make it appear fat.

He then mentioned how shock rocker Marilyn Manson asked him to autograph one for him. He said, "I didn't know what to write on it. I think I…


Added by Josh Board on June 12, 2010 at 12:50am — 1 Comment

Current Issue of Autograph

Everyone should read the cover story by Kimberly Cole, her interview with Stephen. It's amazing.

Also, in the horror-sci fi column, which I seldom read (as I'm not interested in sci fi/horror as much), I always love the wonderful pictures provided in that column. Well, I saw at a convention, one guy is signing photos of Chucky, from Child's Play. They are signed by the "actor" that does the voice of Chucky.

The problem is...as a movie critic for SanDiego.com…


Added by Josh Board on June 11, 2010 at 11:12pm — 2 Comments

Autographs in the Summer Time

With 2010 in full - STEAM AHEAD ! here in the south the warm and hot days are upon us. I still look foreward to see who will send me a autograph in these hot days ahead. It reminds me of a little Christmas in the Summer Time. And i do realize alot of Stars are working and very busy all the time. And yet they do take the time to answer are letters and that is still a great thing to see in opening up are mail box. We do this for fun or or the Love of those we want to say Hey too. This is still…


Added by steven foster mills on June 11, 2010 at 8:38am — 1 Comment

Beatles-Signed Abbey Road Albums: What's Real? What's Fake?

Sometimes you just have enough. Brian Waring, a collector from Colorado, was one such fellow. He tried to sell a Beatles-signed Abbey Road and a Stones-signed Sticky Fingers album on eBay, but his listings were kicked-off because they thought they were forgeries. He was sure eBay was wrong—he paid tens of thousands of dollars for them from…


Added by Steve Cyrkin, Admin on June 10, 2010 at 10:00pm — 442 Comments

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