In his "Collecting Autographs and Manuscripts" (1961, revised 1970 adding Johnson & Nixon)), autograph pioneer Charles Hamilton writes "A few of the First Ladies rank among the most elusive of…Continue
In my research, I have come across a photograph of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Pres. Ronald Reagan at the White House in 1983. It was calligraphed to Mrs. Thatcher and signed with an…Continue
From the November 19, 2006 Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles Sale:365. Reagan, Ronald. Typed Letter Signed ("Ron") as Governor, with holograph postscript, on "Governor's Office"…Continue
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,…Continue
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…Continue
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.…Continue
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!