Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager's Blog Posts Tagged 'autographs' (10)

Thank you, B.B. King! Share Your In-Person Autographs and Experiences

UPDATE: B.B. King passed peacefully yesterday, May 14.

I've been sad since hearing the news, that B.B. King is in hospice care. It was confirmed by a statement by King on his website, …


Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on May 7, 2015 at 10:00am — 35 Comments

Safe Buying From Autograph Magazine Live Members

A lot of buying and selling takes place between members on Autograph Magazine Live. I didn't realize how much until recently.

You may save money that way or get more when you sell. There's nothing wrong with that. But safe member-to-member buying has been a growing concern of mine over the past few months.

The vast majority of AML members would never want to sell a questionable autograph to anyone. But as we all know, forgeries are a huge problem in autographs. And the…


Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on August 7, 2012 at 2:30pm — 13 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…


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

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!"…


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

PBS "History Detectives" Crew Drops in at University Archives

Tukufu Zuberi (left) of PBS’s “History Detectives” interviews Westport, CT autograph expert John Reznikoff University Archives. Dave Matlow for

A PBS “History Detectives” series crew spent last Monday with University Archives' president John Reznikoff…


Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on February 16, 2011 at 6:37pm — 6 Comments

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…

Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on October 26, 2010 at 2:00am — 20 Comments

FBI Investigating American Royal Arts, Christopher Morales and Others Over Rock and Roll Forgeries

The rumors circulating autograph hobby are true. Since 2008, the New York Office of the FBI has been investigating Florida-based autograph and memorabilia gallery chain American Royal Arts and its owner, Jerry Gladstone, over the suspected trafficking in rock and roll forgeries. According to marketing claims by Gladstone, American Royal Arts was the world's largest seller of signed music memorabilia, specializing autographs of the Beatles, Elvis, The Rolling Stones,…


Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on September 28, 2010 at 4:30am — 106 Comments

James Cameron on TMZ: Think Again

Sometimes the media jumps on stories without asking enough questions.

Yesterday, Christmas Eve, was one of those days.

The lead video on TMZ's Web site was an airport encounter with a so-called fan and James Cameron. The "fan" had an "Avatar" poster he asked Cameron to sign. Cameron refused and the guy got pushy. Not like an adoring fan asking again for an autograph. Not even like an aggressive professional autograph runner—unless he was the dumbest one in the world.… Continue

Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on December 25, 2009 at 1:30am — 33 Comments

Safe Autograph Buying 101

Autograph collecting is an exciting and rewarding pursuit, and there are hundreds of dealers and auction houses that are dedicated to selling only no-question genuine autographs. Because every autograph is unique, even the best make mistakes from time to time. But every reputable autograph dealer, and most reputable auction houses, sell autographs with a lifetime money-back guarantee of authenticity that you can take to the bank. The guarantee you want will be similar to this:…


Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on November 9, 2009 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

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