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Pawn Stars: FDR Letter To Clergy, Sept. 23, 1935, Authenticated by Drew Max, Forensic Document Examiner

On Pawn Stars episode 322 (Chumdog Millionaire), Drew Max, Forensic Document Examiner, was once again called upon by the Pawn Stars to examine a high-end signature and this time it was a Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) signed "Letter To Clergy."

The FDR "Letter To Clergy" were all dated September 23, 1935. 

Now some facts about FDR's "Letter To Clergy" dated September 23, 1935.

These were form letters mailed to approximately 121,700…


Added by Christopher Williams on October 8, 2011 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Christopher L. Morales May 2005 SCD Interview Revisited

Today we are going to revisit the Sports Collectors Digest (SCD) May 2005 interview with Christopher L. Morales. 

Back in May/June 2005 SCD published a two-part interview with Christopher L. Morales.  The articles were titled "Newcomer Morales Touts Formal Training" and "Morales Employing Strong Forensic Background."


I will analyze excerpts from the interview without taking anything out of context.


SCD:  How long do you spend per…


Added by Christopher Williams on September 29, 2011 at 5:31pm — 12 Comments

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…


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

Chris Morales appears in court for an autograph case, read about the results.

Lovert Bassett vs. Bryan Slaven, Case No. 10 SC 3866


I have been in contact with Judge Lovert Bassett in reference to his lawsuit against Autograph Central (Bryan Slaven).  Mr. Bassett purchased eight signed photographs from Autograph Central (Bryan Slaven).  The eight signed photographs contained a total of ten (10) signatures of Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney and Elsa Lanchester.

All ten signatures were authenticated by Christopher Morales, Forensic…


Added by Christopher Williams on June 24, 2011 at 2:18pm — 99 Comments

Coach's Corner May 20, 2011 Auction: 11 Beatles Signed Albums, Photos & Other Items. Fake or Authentic?

The May 20th, 2011 Coach's Corner Auctions started about ten days ago.  They list approximately 4,000 items every four weeks. 

Contained within those 4,000 items each and every month are usually between 2-4 Beatles signed albums.  They are usually "authenticated" by either Chris Morales or Ted Taylor (Stat Authentic/TTA).

This month Scott Malack and Lee Trythall of Coach's Corner Auctions listed eleven (11) Beatles signed items.   Five (5) are "authenticated" by Ted Taylor…


Added by Christopher Williams on May 1, 2011 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

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