Herman Darvick's Blog (15)

World War II U.S. Brigadier General WHO?

Added by Herman Darvick on January 19, 2019 at 11:09pm — 7 Comments

BUGS BUNNY doesn't know who drew this: CHUCK JONES or VIRGIL ROSS

Does anyone have an idea who drew this animation production sketch on an animation sheet in graphite pencil over blue pencil?

Probably Chuck Jones or Virgil Ross.

Does CJ-53 indicate it's Chuck Jones?  What does M-17 mean?

Bugs doesn't seem to know. Neither do I.  Do you?…


Added by Herman Darvick on November 28, 2018 at 3:28pm — No Comments


THE HUFFINGTON POST published a story about the Gold/Silver Cup Marina gave her new husband LEE HARVEY OSWALD on his birthday a few months before they left for the USA.

I'm offering it at a fixed price BUY IT NOW / MAKE OFFER. Until this Sunday, January 7, 2018, you can click my ebay DarvickAutographs ad and see the Oswald Cup and 81 autographs I'm…


Added by Herman Darvick on January 5, 2018 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Mamie Doud Eisenhower had an Autopen

The “Eisenhower Cabin,” one of ten cabins on the Augusta National property, was built by the golf club’s membership for member Dwight D. Eisenhower after his election as President of the United States. He had joined the club in 1948 and had visited Augusta National five times before his election, 29 times while President, and 11 times after he left office. His stays there were at times lengthy. The cabin was built according to Secret Service security guidelines, and, during his presidency,…


Added by Herman Darvick on April 8, 2017 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Shirley Temple & Grace Kelly

Both Shirley Temple and Grace Kelly signed autographs through the mail after their movie careers.

22-year-old Shirley Temple married Charles Black in 1950 and signed "Shirley Temple Black" if you sent her a movie still.

26-year-old Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956 and signed "Grace de Monaco" on photographs picturing her as Princess.

BUT if you sent her a movie still or anything related to her movie career, she would sign "Grace Kelly" because she…


Added by Herman Darvick on February 17, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

HERMAN DARVICK sells 1st OSCAR ever offered for sale by the actor who won it!

It was 20 years ago this summer that Harold Russell consigned to my auction house his 1946 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Homer Parrish in "The Best Years of Our Lives." The sale was covered by, among other media  (Including newspapers worldwide), "CBS This Morning," NBC, ABC, Fox News, "Entertainment Tonight," and "Inside Edition" with Bill O'Reilly.…


Added by Herman Darvick on September 9, 2012 at 10:00am — 7 Comments



It was a CNN report on Collecting. I was interviewed on Autograph Collecting. It was a very, very short interview on a short segment but it was CNN, my book "Autograph Collecting" was publicized, and it was shown worldwide!

Added by Herman Darvick on August 30, 2012 at 5:31pm — No Comments

"1775 Almanac" on PBS "History Detectives" Tues. Sept. 6, 2011 @ 8PM (ET/PT)

Video about all three segments

"1775 Almanac"

I'm the expert who answers the question: Who used this almanac as a diary as the first shots were fired in the American…


Added by Herman Darvick on September 1, 2011 at 1:51pm — 2 Comments

Ronald Reagan Autopen to Appear on 2011 Commemorative Stamp Honoring the 100th Anniversary of the birth of the 40th President of the United States!


From now on, all U.S. First Class stamps will be "Forever" stamps,

good for first class postage no matter what the postage rate happens to…


Added by Herman Darvick on December 28, 2010 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Collecting the Wright Brothers, Right or Wrong?

Most philographers (autograph collectors) who collect the autographs of the Wright Brothers know that there were more than just Orville (1871-1948) and Wilbur (1867-1912). Reuchlin Wright (1861-1920) and Lorin Wright (1862-1939) were Wilbur and Orville's older brothers. There was even a sister, Katharine Wright (1874-1929).

In "The Sanders Autograph Price Guide 7th edition" published in 2009 (I co-wrote Chapter 1 "Authentication"), a bank check signed by Orville is valued at $500-$700.… Continue

Added by Herman Darvick on August 25, 2010 at 6:51am — No Comments

Stephen Koschal Tricks Muhammad Ali into Signing Executed Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy Painting

by Herman Darvick

Stephen Koschal commissioned his friend John Wayne Gacy to paint two boxing paintings (obviously before Gacy was executed…


Added by Herman Darvick on March 29, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Self-Serving Antipathetic Steve Koschal

Self-Serving Antipathetic Steve Koschal

by Herman Darvick…


Added by Herman Darvick on February 16, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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