I'd enjoy hearing feedback on this topic. Let's say it's a very rare signer whom you've searched far and wide for. You find them....and the piece is laminated (could be an album page, a handwritten letter, etc.).
What would you do? Buy it for it's significance and your desire to have something from them? Pass on it because of the lamination? Offer less than what an unlaminated piece might be worth?
Also, I'm wondering if the laminate affects the ability to…Continue
It was all over the news that an actor in the movie Home Alone (I believe he played the brother), was arrested for strangling and hitting his girlfriend. Of course, alcohol was involved (he had consumed a bottle of wine and 10 shots). But what most people don't know was involved was -- an autograph!
Two women had approached him at the bar asking for his autograph. The girlfriend had the signatures in her purse (I think on 8x10 photos, but I'm not positive). She gave one away, and that…Continue
After speaking with several experienced collectors and telling me it’s forgery signature and sending my Kobe autograph jersey for a Beckett signature review the autograph came back “unlikely to pass fully authentication. The original “Authenticators” is a group called VSA . I bought this jersey almost 2 years from a store as a rookie mistake not knowing what PSA,Beckett,JSA,etc were . The Authenticators website is so sketchy compared to big name Authenticators websites. This is the…Continue
Forger Brian Burkel is no longer accepting credit cards as he has been expelled by visa , mastercard, american express and paypal. He now only accepts echecks:
Here are a few of his many url's:Continue
Two years ago, I met Dominic Chianese at Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York. My wife and I gave him a box of Italian pastries from Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. He was very appreciative and kind. While he was enjoying his sfogliatella, I noticed some of the items that he was autographing. Photographs of Johnny Ola and Uncle Junior. He was also autographing sheets of small stickers. I realized that the autographed stickers would one day appear on trading…Continue