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US Grant Mediterranean Ships Pass

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Richard Saffro Dec 24, 2016. 7 Replies

Has anyone ever seen a US Grant Mediterranean Ship's Pass?  I happen to own one, but I have never seen another.  Dr. SaffroContinue

Farrah Fawcett signed photo........is it real?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Gregory Feb 10, 2015. 4 Replies

This Farrah Fawcett came in a large collection of photographs.  It is dated 5-31-83 on the reverse.  Is it authentic?…Continue

 

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Joe W. liked Dr. Richard Saffro's discussion Pope John Paul II SP and PSA COA........Gotta see, please review the PSA COA carefully
Feb 19, 2017
Dr. Richard Saffro replied to Dr. Richard Saffro's discussion US Grant Mediterranean Ships Pass
"Paul, I have an extensive inventory of fine US historical letters and documents. Please reach me at rksaffro@gmail.com I no longer practice Medicine. What Medical field are you in?"
Dec 24, 2016
Paulrichards replied to Dr. Richard Saffro's discussion US Grant Mediterranean Ships Pass
"Very beautiful document Richard especially with the upper complimentary part which as you know is absent for a ship under sail. I have a similar document for Buchanan which is uncommon in itself; yours is rarer by virtue of the date and signer.…"
Dec 19, 2016
Dr. Richard Saffro replied to Dr. Richard Saffro's discussion US Grant Mediterranean Ships Pass
"Paul, here it is!  Dr. Saffro"
Dec 19, 2016
Dr. Richard Saffro replied to Dr. Richard Saffro's discussion US Grant Mediterranean Ships Pass
Dec 19, 2016
Dr. Richard Saffro replied to Adam Parker's discussion John Quincy Adams and Henry Cay document
"A fair price is $900-1200."
Dec 19, 2016
Paulrichards replied to Dr. Richard Saffro's discussion US Grant Mediterranean Ships Pass
"yes, that would be a very interesting item to see.  I also recall having seen one or two Lincoln signed ships passes but I do not recall ever having seen one signed by anyone later than Lincoln, including Andrew Johnson prior to…"
Dec 14, 2016
Dr. Richard Saffro replied to Dr. Richard Saffro's discussion US Grant Mediterranean Ships Pass
"I will photograph the Grant DS and post it, when I return to IL in January.  I have seen Lincoln vignetted ships passes, but no other Grant passes other than my own."
Dec 14, 2016
Paulrichards replied to Dr. Richard Saffro's discussion US Grant Mediterranean Ships Pass
"I've naturally seen 4 language sea letters signed by Grant but actually have not seen any vignetted ships passes after James Buchanan. Why don't you show your item so we can all be educated?"
Dec 13, 2016
Dr. Richard Saffro replied to Jean T's discussion JFK autograph - opinions
"I don't like the JFK signature"
Dec 5, 2016
Dr. Richard Saffro replied to Greg's discussion Richard Nixon/Gerald Ford
"Nixon BAD Ford good"
Dec 5, 2016
Dr. Richard Saffro replied to Mike T's discussion Star Wars Autograph Authenticity Opinions
"Mike, Please feel free to make an offer on the collection. You can reach me @       rksaffro@gmail.com   Dr. Saffro"
Oct 1, 2016
Dr. Richard Saffro replied to Glenn Heyler's discussion Looking for some WWII Aviation and WWII Era Celeb Auto Collectors!
"Has anyone ever seen a Major Thomas McGuire autograph?   I have a few Bong autographs as well as a set of Bong's wings. I have never seen a McGuire signature. "
Sep 30, 2016
Dr. Richard Saffro replied to Adam's discussion Is this John F Kennedy JFK Real?
"Genuine."
Sep 30, 2016
Dr. Richard Saffro replied to Harvey Dickson's discussion Profiles in Courage - 1st edition - Unknown autograph on author's page
"1000% not JFK.  "
Sep 30, 2016
Dr. Richard Saffro replied to Mike T's discussion Star Wars Autograph Authenticity Opinions
"Pete, thanks a million for your help with my Star War autographs. I started the collection about 25 years ago, put it into a box, and kind of forgot about it. Nice to see that the majority of the collection is authentically signed.    Do…"
Sep 30, 2016

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What exactly is this eBay seller doing? Is this considered counterfeiting?

Posted on September 15, 2012 at 1:00pm 79 Comments

I suggest you review the items for sale by an eBay seller named: presidentialcollectibles

 It appears that this seller is using a new 2012 autopen machine and is counterfeiting, ( if that is the correct term?), celebrity autographs.  The seller's description states that, "These signatures cannot be found anywhere else", so it is unclear if anyone else is also currently using this autopen device. Thus far, one can purchase a Neil Armstrong, John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee, Babe…

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You gotta be kidding

Posted on October 4, 2010 at 2:30pm 19 Comments

I am suggesting that for those of us who wish to participate, that we post some of the most ridiculous, silly, absurd autographs that we find on eBay. For legal reasons, I am NOT saying that these items mentioned are non-authentic, just totally preposterous. Each of us can draw our own conclusion.

My contribution is not only hilarious, but it also backed by a forensic handwriting examiner, who graded it a '10'. Let me begin the hit parade:…



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Autograph Price Trends June 2010

Posted on June 24, 2010 at 8:59am 4 Comments

The autograph market is in many ways, reflective of the stock market. When the stock market dips lower, it is the time to purchase stocks. Unfortunately, most of us buy stocks when the market rises and sell when the market drops. This is also true of autographs. That being said, if you can think counter-intuitively, now is a good time to buy autographs. The autograph prices, from many of the autograph auction houses, are quite attractive and clearly more affordable than a few… Continue

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At 9:13am on June 8, 2012, Joey Farino said…

hey richard i really need your help on a fdr auto. please email me at blackitalian81@gmail.com when you get a chance..thanks

At 7:21am on March 22, 2011, Julie Snyder said…
Hi Dr. Saffro. I happened to notice in the Sander's Autograph Guide 7th Edition that you have incorrect dates on Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams). He's listed as 1914-1988. As of 2010, he's very much alive. Come to think of it...there's no way he could be in his late 90s. I could understand a typo 1914 as opposed to 1941. I did a Google search and find there was a Don (Donald) Haggerty who was born in 1914 and died in 1988. I also find that Dan (Daniel) Haggerty was born in 1941.
At 10:41am on June 24, 2010, Rick Badwey said…
Richard, I have never seen one after Lincoln. I think the most common scalloped top (Mediterranean) ships are from the Jefferson and Madison admisitration.s
At 12:30pm on January 8, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
I have your autograph pricing book with the Lincoln cover, your book is absolutely amazing Dr. Saffro!
At 9:50am on January 8, 2010, Rick Badwey said…
I have a 4 language signed by R B Hayes. A rarer one, though is a 4 language I have from Andrew Johnson, albeit only a printed signature...still only one I have seen
 
 
 

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