Autograph Store and Fundraising for Charities??????

Okay I am just wondering if this is the same Autograph Store that has been selling garbage for a long time and are now donating said garbage to charities for fundraising. If this is the same company how come someone hasn't put a stop to this because it's pure evil to keep selling crap to unsuspecting people that believe everything they purchase from a charity is going to be legit.

I am posting a link to their website for charity fundraising where they are bragging about how much a signed Beatles Album raised so you tell me because if it is real because it's not my area of expertise but are these real and they are selling stuff through a charity auction site I frequent but I also don't buy anything that isn't donated directly from the celebrity or artist especially if it says friends of said charity I usually stay away from it.

Here is the link to their site. http://ht.ly/22H8J

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Tags: autograph, charity, fakes, forgeries, fraud, fundraising, store

Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on September 15, 2010 at 10:01am
We've never seen anything from Autograph Store that was genuine except some Steiner Sports licensed signing items, which are always good. We warned a few charities about them, but I believe they all continued using them.

Charity autograph fraud is a huge business, and American Royal Arts' supplier Gallery of Dreams may be the largest supplier. They said they've raised $40,000,000 for charities in the past 5 years--and we've never seen anything genuine from them.
Comment by Stephen Duncan on September 15, 2010 at 10:16am
The plot just thickens, and the water gets dirtier. Pretty soon there will be NOTHING out there that is real unless it is obtained in person and kept in private ownership. Eventually you wont be able to even trust the items at the Hard Rock Cafe.....
Comment by Chris Klamer on September 15, 2010 at 1:25pm
Okay the Autograph Store Charity Donations went up on the auction block today and here are some pictures. Thaye are not the greatest but it's all that is supplied on the auction. So I would like the musical experts to step up and see what they think. Especially you Stephen let me know.



Comment by Chris Klamer on September 15, 2010 at 1:26pm
Sorry the top one is the Highwaymen signed guitar and the second one is supposed to be the Jonas Brothers and the last is the Rolling Stones.
Comment by Bjarne Soderholm on September 15, 2010 at 2:41pm
I'm not that familiar with the Jonas Brothers, but both Highwaymen and Rolling Stones are fake.
So I feel sorry for the person that thinks he/she gets some nice items from that charity.
Comment by scott on September 16, 2010 at 12:53am
I sure hope that the merchandise that Rock Star Gallery donated to the Children's Hospital in Phoenix is higher quality stuff than the merchandise at Autograph Central. I have a bad feeling about this one though.

http://www.beatlesnews.com/news/the-beatles/200603130101/rare-autog...
Comment by Chris Klamer on September 16, 2010 at 8:37am
Okay here is another piece for the same charity but donated by a friend of the charity and it's a Star Trek signed and framed picture. Now look at Nichelle Nichols signature and compare it to the one on my Star Trek Enterprise Blueprint and there is a huge difference in the signatures as well with others on there. But since it's not a very good or big picture you really can't tell about some. you can see Nichelle's top center on the blueprint.

Charity Auction Piece:


In Person Signed Star Trek:

Comment by Chris Klamer on September 21, 2010 at 10:30am
Well it looks like the charity auction site dropped the Highwaymen and the Jonas Brother guitars off of the active auctions. But they are still listing the Rolling Stones guitar that is pictured below.

So any more opinions about the Rolling Stones guitar?
Comment by Stephen Duncan on September 21, 2010 at 11:51am
Comment by Chris Klamer on September 21, 2010 at 12:06pm
Stephen what is your opinion of the Rolling Stones signed guitar in th picture listed below here that I posted from the auction site. It is listed as being a donation from a friend of the charity. The auction house says they screen all of their donations and they did drop the Highwaymen and the Jonas Brothers guitar auctions.

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