October 2010 Blog Posts (20)

I Was Invited on the Nate Berkus Show—and Met Matt Dillon at Dinner!

My story starts last Tuesday in the afternoon. I receive an email mail from a website that I use to show some of my movie memorabilia. The email reads like this “My name is Jessica and I am the producer on the Nate Berkus show and I would like to talk to you about a piece of your movie memorabilia would you please call me”. So I am of course taken by surprise so I went ahead and called the…

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Added by Chris Klamer on October 31, 2010 at 11:00am — 10 Comments

Sarah Palin Signs an Autograph -- AND BREAKS THE LAW

I was watching an old David Letterman from a few days ago, and he did a joke about Sarah Palin signing an autograph in Reno.

Someone had a flag they wanted her to sign. She glaldy obliged.

The only problem is -- there's a law that states you can't write on the flag (like we expected her to know that...hehehehhe).

Lettermans joke concluded with her apology. Which she typed up on a flag.

Added by Josh Board on October 27, 2010 at 10:14pm — 1 Comment

Chiller Theatre Convention this weekend....tons of celebrities come out to sign!!

I will be attending and interviewing many celebrities at this Halloween Weekend Chiller Theatre Convention in New Jersey , 2010!

I am sharing their guest link with you. You should recognize many guest stars, and maybe some will be there you have wanted to meet and gain that in person signed item from as well!

I have many in mind to sit with and interview, so wish me luck and , May the Force Be With Me!!!

Hope to see you there!!…

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Added by Mark J Gross on October 27, 2010 at 5:53pm — 1 Comment

Is John Lennon Still Signing Autographs in Southern California?

His was a time before eBay, so John Lennon wasn't that jaded about signing autographs—if you could get to him. But few fans carried records around to be signed back then, so any album signed by Lennon since the early '60s is rare.


But not at Forever Legends, an autograph dealer in suburban Los Angeles. While Beatles experts might not be able to count up 10 Lennon signed Imagine albums, Forever Legends has had at least 23 on their website from 2007 to…
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Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on October 26, 2010 at 2:00am — 20 Comments

Jenny McCarthy on Autographs at Book Signings

So, Jimmy Kimmel (the funniest late night show host) had Jenny McCarthy on the other night. I'm not a big fan of hers. She's hot, yes...just not as funny and clever as she thinks she is.

Well, her book is #3 on the New York Times Best Seller list, and she's on the shows talking about it and doing various book signings.

She talked about creepy 50 year old guys with their hair slicked back, drooling over her at signings and then following her back to the hotel (I…

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Added by Josh Board on October 22, 2010 at 12:07am — 1 Comment

TV CASTING-LOOKING FOR FAMILIES THAT WANT FREE APPRAISALS OF THEIR ITEMS‏

Hi there Autograph Magazine members!

This is Sean Needles & Lisa Ganz of Twins Talent. We are currently casting a new TV show (IMMEDIATELY) - Looking to help families appraise their items for free while they share their sentimental stories,

history, & distribution of these items.…

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Added by Sean Needles on October 21, 2010 at 8:43am — No Comments

Justin Timberlake Asks for An Autograph on TV

I never watch Jay Leno, because he's really not that funny or good at what he does; but Dave Letterman has been repeats all week.

Well, Justin Timberlake was promoting Social Network (a great movie, if you haven't seen it yet). Leno set him up, getting him to talk about the Lakers and how they'd go all the way and win it all. He then brought out Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat (the team that recently won the LeBron James Sweepstakes).

Bosh gave him a jersey, and…

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Added by Josh Board on October 21, 2010 at 1:02am — 3 Comments

Two Funny Autograph Stories -- White House Crasher and NFL Crashers

You know those goofballs that crashed a dinner at the White House? I think the woman ended up getting a spot on Real Housewifes of D.C., but I'm not positive. They got some kind of of reality show out of it. Well, there was a story about how on eBay, they were selling 100 photos of them autographed, for $100 each. None of them sold. The price was lowered to $50. None sold.

When the price was lowered again, they ended up selling 11!

It's nice to know autograph collectors…

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Added by Josh Board on October 13, 2010 at 1:22am — No Comments

New UACC Website is AMAZING!!!

The UACC has a new website and it's incredible--absolutely beautiful and state of the art! They're still getting content up--it's a work in progress--but I couldn't be more impressed.

Go to www.uacc.org and take a look! And join if you aren't a member. They're an important group and need your support.


Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on October 12, 2010 at 9:26pm — 5 Comments

Johnny Depp -- NICE GUY STRIKES AGAIN

In Autograph Magazine’s Top signers list, Johnny Depp usually makes it to the top 10. We’ve heard reports of him signing at a stop sign in his car, commenting that he’d leave if another car came up behind him.…

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Added by Josh Board on October 8, 2010 at 7:53pm — 1 Comment

Is autograph collecting going the way of the 8-track tape?

Will we see Abraham Lincoln signed commissions sell for $1000 one day?


Lately, I have noticed people selling off their collections they have enjoyed for years. I have also noticed very few people entering the field. Since my interest lies with early historical and political, I can only speak for this area. But I can bet that other fields, like modern entertainment, are suffering even more, especially with the negative publicity of… Continue

Added by Rick Badwey on October 6, 2010 at 4:15am — 12 Comments

Fun Stories -- David Letterman/Bruce Willis and a Documentary

I saw a great documentary at a film festival the other day. It’s called Teenage Paparazzo. It’s a must see for autograph fans.

Even though it deals with the paparazzi that hounds the stars, you not only see lots of autographs,…

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Added by Josh Board on October 6, 2010 at 2:57am — No Comments

TOM PETTY autographs for sale on Ebay

Year after year I see Tom Petty signatures for sell on Ebay, and/or people email me examples that they want to purchase and/or examples of what they all ready purchased and/or asking if I will sell any of mine. Whatever the answers are/were, I see these 2 signed albums currently on Ebay that in my opinion, look really good and really consistant with the in person sigs that I have. I am not saying these are the read deal, but I am saying Tom is a tough cookie to obtain, and can sign anything…

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Added by Stephen Duncan on October 5, 2010 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Buying & Selling at Auction—A Primer Part II

As promised, Part II of “Buying and Selling at Auction—A Primer”



You can read Part I here.



I started the first part of this series discussing how new collectors may confidently select auction houses and the importance and benefits in previewing the material to be bid upon. Now let’s take a look at the most…

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Added by Bill Panagopulos on October 4, 2010 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

Upcoming Fiterman Sports Group Athlete Signings

Just wanted to let you know of our upcoming events. Hope to see you there!



November 8, 2010

Brian Cushing (public signing)

Brian Cushing will be hosting Monday Night Football at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Pearland from 7-9pm. Autograph tickets can be purchased online securely through PayPal from our website, or at the event. Purchase online to ensure an autograph even if the event is sold out, and move to the front of the line! Of course, we will have items to purchase if you… Continue

Added by DJ Fiterman on October 4, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

You gotta be kidding

I am suggesting that for those of us who wish to participate, that we post some of the most ridiculous, silly, absurd autographs that we find on eBay. For legal reasons, I am NOT saying that these items mentioned are non-authentic, just totally preposterous. Each of us can draw our own conclusion.

My contribution is not only hilarious, but it also backed by a forensic handwriting examiner, who graded it a '10'. Let me begin the hit parade:…



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Added by Dr. Richard Saffro on October 4, 2010 at 2:30pm — 19 Comments

A Tsunami of ???? Autographs on eBay

The number of questionable autographs of Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams on ebay has reached epidemic proportions.

There are also a good number of Sandy Koufax and Joe DiMaggio questionable autographs on ebay.

Beware those with Nicholas Burczyk COA's. I have yet to find one of those COA's that I agree with. Despite my posts on various places including my own blog on my website, nobody has been able to prove to me that Mr Burczyk actually ever authenticated a baseball…

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Added by Richard S. Simon on October 4, 2010 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Buying and Selling at Auction—A Primer Part I

By way of introduction, I'm Bill Panagopulos, founder and president of Alexander Autographs, Inc., an autograph auction house in Stamford, Ct. (www.alexautographs.com) established almost twenty years ago when I took my passion for collecting Civil War autographs and decided to grow it into an auction house devoted to the sale of all types of historic letters, documents, manuscripts and relics. Since those early days of paper bid sheets, one telephone… Continue

Added by Bill Panagopulos on October 3, 2010 at 9:00pm — 8 Comments

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