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7 Great Autograph Dealers—Who would you add to the list?

Who are your favorite autograph dealers? Ones that never sell an autograph they're not sure is genuine, and give customers their money back the rare times they make a mistake?

I need to know.

I'm assembling a list of great autograph dealers. Dealers that I can feel confident recommending to collectors. Dealers with meaningful money-back guarantees who treat collectors right.

Each dealer that makes the cut will get a full listing at no cost in our directory launching in January, so autograph collectors, new and experienced, can collect as safely as possible. 

The 7 dealers featured below are on my Great Autograph Dealers list.

Who would be on yours?


Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Roger Epperson started Signed, Sealed, Delivered 27 years ago, dealing exclusively in classic popular music autographs. He has thousands of satisfied customers worldwide and is a highly respected music autograph expert. In 2006 he formed REAL: Roger Epperson Authentication Ltd., a third-party authenticator of popular music autographs. He consults for JSA and many reputable auction houses.

Beatles, Dylan, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones—Signed, Sealed, Delivered has one of the largest inventories of rare popular music autographs. Every autograph comes with a lifetime money-back guarantee of authenticity. And Roger is happy to talk to you by email or Facebook about autographs that interested you. 

Get a 20% discount on everything at Signed, Sealed, Delivered through Thursday! Just use the promo code GETREAL at checkout.


Markus Brandes Autographs

Markus Brandes Autographs carries an extensive inventory of quality, lifetime-guaranteed genuine autographs. Sports, Music, Movies, History, Literature, Science, Space, Nobel Laureates and more. He even has an in-person collecting crew for current signers. Markus is a UACC Registered Dealer and an AFTAL Dealer.

Located in Switzerland, Markus has thousands of happy customers worldwide. Well-respected in the autograph hobby, he always impresses me with his knowledge and integrity. Markus is happy to talk to you, help you learn and answer your questions through email and on Facebook. And he has his own advice website, www.autograph-market.com.

Get free shipping worldwide all December! Use the promo code AL-free-shipping at checkout at Markus Brandes Autographs.


Official Pix Authentic Autographs
Official Pix has been the most trusted name in Star Wars autographs since 2001. No one has sold more genuine Star Wars autographs worldwide. Every autograph comes from an Official Pix-witnessed private signing. The company owner also owns and operates Rebelscum.com, the world’s leading Star Wars news and collecting website & forum.

You can pre-order from their private signings, and even send in your own items to be signed. Or, shop the Official Pix Online Store for signed photos and more from their private signings.

Official Pix now holds private signings beyond Star Wars. Dick Van Dyke, Harrison Ford, Roger Moore, Tippi Hedren and the cast of Married With Children are some of the many private signings they’ve held this year. Check their Facebook page for the latest. 


Dr. Richard Saffro's YLS Autographs
A lifetime collector, Dr. Richard Saffro went into the autograph business in the 1990s after retiring as a physician. He's earned my respect through his concern for the hobby and the way he does business. He authored the last two editions of the Sanders Autograph Price Guide, and I worked with him on the last edition and loved it.

Dr. Saffro's YLS Autographs specializes in American historical autographs, focusing on Presidential and military autographs, especially WWII and Civil War. All autographs come with a lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

YLS Autographs doesn't have a website. Dr. Saffro prefers the personal relationship that comes from doing business by email and phone. Send him an email at [email protected] and get to know him. You'll be glad you did.


The Autograph Source
The Autograph Source specializes in investment-grade Sports, Rock 'n' Roll, Historic and Hollywood autographs and documents. Owned by Rick Schultz and in business for 20 years, everything they offer comes with a lifetime money-back guarantee of authenticity, most with certification by PSA/DNA, JSA or other respected third-party authenticators. 

Rick is great with special orders, "If it exists, we can find it!" Give them your list if you don't see what you're looking for on their site or in their gallery in Aspen, Colo. And their handsome, dramatic archival framing is second to none.

Rick has my utmost trust and respect. Check out The Autograph Source website and Facebook page...you're in for a treat! 


Conway’s Vintage Treasures

Kevin Conway started collecting and then selling rare vintage historical autographs over 30 years ago while in the US Navy. Ask Kevin what the most important part of his business is, he’ll say “AUTHENTICITY.” The lifetime guarantee on the COA of every autograph Conway's Vintage Treasures sells says it all: Guaranteed to Pass JSA or PSA.

Kevin deals in rare autographs and sports memorabilia, vintage movie and circus posters, fine art and historical photos and artifacts. I love visiting Conway’s Vintage Treasures and their Facebook page—there are always fun surprises in store.

Kevin’s blog post, Warning Signs an Autograph Dealer May be Selling Forgeries, is a must-read for every collector. Kevin a UACC Registered Dealer...and a great example of a great dealer.

Contact Kevin for a 15%-Off promo code.


Tom Kramer's Golden Age Autographs
Tom Kramer is one of the most respected experts in vintage film and entertainment autographs. Dealers and auction houses want his opinion when they’re not sure if an autograph is real or not. He’s JSA's vintage entertainment specialist, and the consultant for the Classic Entertainment Autograph Database.

Tom's company, Golden Age Autographs, specializes in vintage film and entertainment autographs, and offers autographs in other categories as well. All autographs come with a lifetime money-back guarantee of authenticity.

Established in 1990, Golden Age is a UACC Registered Dealer and a member of PADA: the Professional Autograph Dealers Association. Tom maintains a very active online catalog, with hundreds of carefully described autographs. New listings are added several times a week. Go to GoldenAgeAutographs.com.

Who would you add to the list? Post their names and why you'd recommend them below, or private message me.

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Comment by Joe W. on December 11, 2016 at 4:47am

Bryan Ulrich dba The Signature Library.

Comment by Barry S on December 11, 2016 at 9:18am
I like Roger Epperson SSD and Autograph Source/Rick Schultz. Great post Steve.
Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Admin on December 11, 2016 at 10:13am

Autograph World

The Beatles Autographs (Caiazzo)

Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Admin on December 11, 2016 at 10:14am

Joe W: The Signature Library in Canada (Toronto?)? That guy is amazing.

Comment by Adam Halloran on December 11, 2016 at 10:25am
Comment by Luis Munoz on December 11, 2016 at 10:32am

Definitely  add Gary Brucato at Classic Entertainment and The CEAD. I have had a wonderful experience for the last few years. The Holmes of the obscure.

Comment by Joe W. on December 11, 2016 at 11:08am

Yes, Steve. The Signature Library in Canada. Super guy, outstanding stuff. Pricey but worth it.

Comment by Joe W. on December 11, 2016 at 11:10am

I agree. Dr. Gary of Classic Entertainment and Tom Kramer of Golden Age. Both wonderful vintage signature sellers. Highly recommended.

Comment by Steve Zarelli on December 11, 2016 at 12:08pm

Not to complicate the matter, but Steiner, who was previous mentioned, is not so cut and dried. Everything that truly sources from Steiner as a witness is authentic... their reputation is unimpeachable for items they actually witness.

But there are two catches. 1) We've documented on this site some suspect items with Steiner stickers. The thinking is some Steiner stickers were either stolen and used illegally or they have been counterfeited. And (2), Steiner vintage material is TPA approved... not witnessed. In the case of scenario #1 above, Steiner has been less than transparent when these matters have been brought to their attention. We don't know what they would do if someone came to them with a suspect item bearing a Steiner hologram.

Mill Creek is another seller who relies entirely on TPA authentication. In cases when a TPA makes a mistake, Mill Creek isn't going to know and it's not clear what they would do if a buyer tried to return such an item.

While both are honest sellers who get it right the vast majority of the time, it is not clear they would offer a refund on TPA certed material if it came into question.

Comment by Christopher Williams on December 11, 2016 at 12:16pm

I agree with Steve.

Just today I noticed an Ebay seller with two forged Derek Jeter baseballs with "Steiner Sports" COAs.

And they are obvious forgeries.

Steiner is well aware of the problem and they refuse to take any action.

They don't deserve the free advertising.

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