All Blog Posts Tagged 'autograph' (37)

Guitar Signed by The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Other Artists in the TCM-Bonhams March 27 Auction

Last I heard, there were no genuine, intact Beatles-signed guitars known. The only one was reportedly destroyed in a Malibu, Calif. landslide about 15 years ago.



RR Auction sold one a Beatles signed guitar around 2010, but the owner had tapped the autographs down with an awl to, um, "preserve them."…



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Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on March 8, 2017 at 8:00am — 24 Comments

Warning Signs an Autograph Dealer May Be Selling Forgeries

There have been countless write-ups and articles about what to look for when it comes to buying autographs. Most have the same information such as "if it's too good to be true it probably is," and recommend comparing the autograph to known exemplars, secretarials, autopens and other references.

Instead of discussing the technical aspects of…

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Added by kevin conway on March 8, 2016 at 7:00pm — 38 Comments

Brandes autographs charity auction for Vietnam and Syria refugees

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"I AM LIFE THAT WANTS TO LIVE, SURROUNDED BY LIFE THAT WANTS TO LIVE." (ALBERT SCHWEIZER)

The news is  full of reports of people who have lost everything and had to flee from war, famine and…
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Added by Markus Brandes on September 18, 2015 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Arbitrator Rules Against Exclusive Rock and Roll Auction House in Claim Filed by Consignor

Law Firm of Gardner & Rosenberg P.C. Press Release, Sept. 15, 2015:

New York, NY ‐ A New York arbitrator this week slapped a high end Manhattan auction house with a judgment of more than $600,000 on a claim that it cheated a client out of the sale of two unique Michael Jackson items.  The client alleged that Gotta Have Rock and Roll, a rock and roll…

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Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on September 15, 2015 at 4:00pm — 22 Comments

eBay Charity Selling Autographs

I posted a HELP message yesterday (which I quickly removed and I'll explain why) after working with eBay ID- helpinghumans EVERY DAY for ten days. They are (or were) a decent charity doing the right things for the right reasons donating 70-80% of everything they made (minus eBay/PayPal fees and other expenses) selling donated autographs on eBay. Donating 70-80% is VERY HIGH for a legal charity of any kind large or small (especially knowing that eBay/PayPal likely charges them 15% total of…

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Added by James McCay on February 14, 2015 at 12:30pm — 11 Comments

The Time I Met Robin Williams

I wish I could share a bunch of meetings with Williams, but I really only had one.

It was an interview before one of his stand-up shows in San Diego. There was a crowd of about 20 waiting for him before he went inside that afternoon. He looked sad as he carried a suit over his shoulder. Yet he signed for everyone, and posed for…

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Added by Josh Board on August 12, 2014 at 10:22pm — 7 Comments

A Dopey Story

I've written a few books, the last one of which came out just over five years ago - Homemade Hollywood: Fans Behind The Camera, tracing the rise of "fan films"—those homemade Star Wars and superhero movies you find on the internet. It was also about the histories of amateur filmmaking and science fiction fandom, but mostly it was about people who dressed like Spider-Man and then swung off six-story buildings without a net, because "I needed the shot, man." It got good…

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Added by Clive Young on March 22, 2014 at 6:28pm — 5 Comments

Corky Byer's Los Angeles Rock & Roll Autograph Show: BIG HIT!!

Very well organized, very spacious, clearly marked artists tables, and a pretty fair cross selection of some of Rock and Roll's best supporting cast of musicians and even those lead singers, from some of our generations biggest rock bands. This was the scene on Saturday September 14, 2013 (and Sunday September 15th) at the L.A. Rock and Roll Autograph Show, held at the Westin LAX Airport Hotel in Los Angeles. 

Though not every table was a house hold name, the house was still very much…

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Added by Stephen Duncan on September 15, 2013 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Global Authentics Derek Jeter Autographs.....Why do they look so different....Global Authentics, Steve Sipe

It was over two years ago when I started seeing some very odd-looking Derek Jeter autographs on Ebay.  I had never seen that particular style Derek Jeter autograph before.  At the time, that style of Derek Jeter autograph was only being listed by one Ebay seller, and the common denominator was that all of them were authenticated by Global Authentics (whose lead authenticator is Steve Sipe) and the now defunct GAI. 

My first thought was "Did Derek change his…

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Added by Christopher Williams on April 24, 2012 at 6:30am — 109 Comments

This week at AutographPros.com BB King, Clapton, Page, McCartney, Springsteen, & MORE!

We've just uploaded the images to our Facebook fan page.  If you are interested, contact me directly for pre-listing discounts.  

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Added by Michael Kasmar-AutographPros.com on January 21, 2012 at 9:26pm — 15 Comments

Space autograph expert Steve Zarelli joins the RR Auction team of authenticators

In RR Auction’s continuing mission to deliver 100% guaranteed authentic items to our customers, we are proud to announce the addition of Steve Zarelli to our team of authenticators. With over 15 years of experience collecting and closely studying space and aviation autographs, Zarelli has placed himself at the forefront of identifying deceptive forgeries. His findings have been published in the definitive space-collecting reference, Relics of the Space Race, as well as the…

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Added by Bobby Livingston on December 15, 2011 at 4:50am — 6 Comments

Another well known frame shop damages artwork using inferior materials

Last week, a property owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation called me up to repair a couple of framed antique prints that suffered some damage from the earthquake we had a few months back.

The items were donated to them from a prominent collector and were going to be displayed in their museum.

The original framing establishment was well known for framing important works of art.  It was located in Georgetown, an affluent section of Washington, DC.

When I…

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Added by Rick Badwey on December 13, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Enter To Win A FREE AUTOGRAPHED GUITAR - 1 week left

Enter to win a FREE AUTOGRAPHED GUITAR!  AutographPros.com is giving away another free autographed guitar.  No purchase necessary although customers are given an extra entry.  You also have a few other ways to win with Liking us on Facebook being the primary way to enter.  Go to the link, read the other ways to win, like us on Facebook and spread the word so you and your friends on facebook all have a shot.  Winner will be announced next week.…

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Added by Michael Kasmar-AutographPros.com on December 6, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

Summer Season Sizzles for High-End Dealer Sales

 

The summer is notoriously slow for autographs, even in good times, so with the recession still in full-bloom, few had high hopes for season sales. But University Archives reports that the high-end…

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Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on October 3, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Pawn Stars, Drew Max (Forensic Document Examiner), Bram Stoker Signed "Dracula" Book

On September 9, 2011 the Pawn Stars reality show aired a segment in which they were offered a Bram Stoker signed "Dracula" book. 

Corey (the same guy that purchased that ridiculously-funny Lou Gehrig signed jersey) was excited about purchasing the "Dracula" book signed by the author himself, Bram Stoker.

So Corey calls in "his buddy" Drew Max, Forensic Document Examiner, to examine the Bram Stoker signature.  Mr. Max pulls out his Hubble-sized magnifying glass and begins to…

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Added by Christopher Williams on September 19, 2011 at 9:29am — 46 Comments

Scott Cornish, the Space Expert at RR Auctions

As many of you already know, RR Auction has a space autograph expert named Scott Cornish.

A 30-year hobby veteran, Scott focuses only on space, and consistently goes above and beyond the call as he reviews every space-themed signature that comes through our door. We pass on items—or reject them outright—based on his opinion. Scott is extremely diligent in his reviews and conservative in his assessments.

Before we consulted…

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Added by Bobby Livingston on June 17, 2011 at 1:30pm — 22 Comments

"JUST A FAN": Special promo for fans of Autograph Magazine

"JUST A FAN" is the just released book by R&R memorabilia collector Stephen Duncan.



Mark Kelly is a fan of semi retired rock guirtarist Gordon Pelam, formally of the rock band The Clark County Spree. He needs Gordon's signature to complete a fully signed album by the band. In his quest, Mark meets up with and commissions a Los Angeles Paparazzo. Though Marks instructions are very…
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Added by Stephen Duncan on May 1, 2011 at 10:51am — 3 Comments

Fraser's 100 Index of Rare Autograph Prices: Do the Numbers Add Up?

Autograph Magazine Live! member Chris "Mak" was gloating on Facebook this morning about what a great investment his autographs have been:

"For all of you who think I am crazy for collecting memorabilia and autographs. They have the best return as of late, second only to gold!"…

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Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on April 20, 2011 at 2:30pm — 26 Comments

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