Josh Board
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Josh Board replied to John Carpenter's discussion Paul Simon Signed LP - authentic?
"It looks good to me, but I'll say this. I've seen REALLY GOOD Simon forgeries, so...I would never buy a Simon signature."
yesterday
Dave B liked Josh Board's blog post An Autograph From the Pope
Monday
Josh Board replied to mark's discussion John Wayne
"I'll sell my John Wayne for $500."
Sunday
Pete Chuka commented on Josh Board's blog post X Marks the Spot -- Patrick Stewart and Ray Davies Autograph Attempts
"Patrick is getting older and he is a regular convention signer, where he charges a pretty penny. He isn't that great inperson at events or on the streets.  I must agree 100%, Diggstown is a great film, and whenever it comes up, people have…"
Nov 17
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post X Marks the Spot -- Patrick Stewart and Ray Davies Autograph Attempts
"The bad thing Robert is...my wife NEVER wants autographs. And she wanted his!!!!"
Nov 16
Robert Babb commented on Josh Board's blog post An Autograph From the Pope
"what about a signed monkeemobile josh?"
Nov 16
Robert Babb commented on Josh Board's blog post X Marks the Spot -- Patrick Stewart and Ray Davies Autograph Attempts
"that is to bad about Patrick stewart! I have some video covers that I had him sign ttm a few years back when he was doing a play!"
Nov 16
Josh Board posted a blog post

An Autograph From the Pope

When I went to a party at director James Cameron’s house, I loved the Shelby Cobra he had out front. It was also cool to see the dashboard was signed by Shelby Cobra.When I’ve seen signatures on cars, it’s usually on the dashboard. Sometimes there have been things like that car hood signed by musicians at various MTV awards…See More
Nov 16
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post X Marks the Spot -- Patrick Stewart and Ray Davies Autograph Attempts
"Another Ray Davies story -- I was dating a woman whose company flew us out to New Orleans for a party and big football game. At half time of the football game, we left and were walking around the Bourbon Street area. There was gun fire. I thought it…"
Nov 14
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post X Marks the Spot -- Patrick Stewart and Ray Davies Autograph Attempts
"Ray is so great, but you should be warned. For the last 15 years, Dave Davies (brother and guitarist in Kinks) is a HORRIBLE signer, and it's because of his wife (I can't disclose how I know that information, but it's a friend that…"
Nov 14
BallroomDays67 liked Josh Board's blog post X Marks the Spot -- Patrick Stewart and Ray Davies Autograph Attempts
Nov 14
Coachgd commented on Josh Board's blog post X Marks the Spot -- Patrick Stewart and Ray Davies Autograph Attempts
"Jealous of the Ray Davies!  I hope he comes to Cleveland.  Waterloo Sunset is one of my favorites as well, ironically I teach at Waterloo High School.  If I get to see a performer before a show, I ask about them playing a particular…"
Nov 14
Dave B commented on Josh Board's blog post X Marks the Spot -- Patrick Stewart and Ray Davies Autograph Attempts
"As always, great story!"
Nov 14
Dave B liked Josh Board's blog post X Marks the Spot -- Patrick Stewart and Ray Davies Autograph Attempts
Nov 14
Josh Board posted a blog post

X Marks the Spot -- Patrick Stewart and Ray Davies Autograph Attempts

Sometimes film festivals are the perfect place to get autographs. If you know which actors will be there, you can bring something from one of their films. I’ll usually opt for a DVD sleeve. It’s easy to carry, and there’s something about an 8x10 that just screams “I’m selling this on eBay tomorrow.”The last film festival I…See More
Nov 14
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Nov 7

About Me

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Collector, Other
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, Books/Literature, Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
For some reason, as a kid and teenager, sports autographs were my favorite. Especially basketball, as I grew up playing it. But as I became older, I started gravitating more towards singers and musicians I was a fan of.

My collection consists of thousands and thousands of autographs. Everything from CDs and albums, to movie posters, musical instruments as well as the usual 8 x 10 signed photos.

I have a lot of pieces that are very valuable, and I hate the fact that they are stored very poorly in my friends garage. But the fact is, I've run out of space at my own house. And even though I love collecting, I don't think they look good on the wall. I don't want my home looking like a Hard Rock Cafe, I'd rather have nice art work on the walls and things like that. So, that means all me pieces are just sitting in the garage or on my desk, etc. It drives my girlfriend crazy, but I can't complain. Many times, she's with me on my quest to score the next autograph.
What is your level of expertise?
Professional
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
It would be a tie between a Morrison Hotel album, that is not only autographed by all four of The Doors, but also the photographer of the album (Henry Diltz), as well as John Sebastian (Lovin' Spoonful), who plays harmonica on Roadhouse Blues. My goal is to have it signed by everyone that had anything to do with the record, although, a few of (producer Paul Rothchild, guitarist Lonnie Mack) have died, so I might be done with it already.

I'm also fond of my Sgt. Pepper record, signed by 5 Beatles (all the four, plus original drummer Pete Best).
Why do you collect?
I think it's fun. But I'm so glad that as I've gotten older (I'm turning 40, the same year as Woodstock is!) I've chilled out. If I don't have an item for a celebrity, I don't rush up and bug them. Or if I meet someone famous, I'm not in a panic looking for a Sharpie. And it bothers me if I'm in LA getting an autograph, and some of the ebay dealers are doing exactly what I hate -- pushing and shoving, being rude, getting 20 head shots signed, and they aren't even a fan of the person that they're hounding.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
If it's an actor -- Marlon Brando. A musician -- Jim Morrison. A historical figure -- Jesus Christ, although it would probably be hard to authenticate, huh? I'd also make him turn my Evian bottle into a nice red wine.
JOSH BOARD is a newspaper writer and regular Autograph contributor. He has worked in radio since his 20s. Contact Josh at josh.board@autographmagazine.com.

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An Autograph From the Pope

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 11:54pm 1 Comment

When I went to a party at director James Cameron’s house, I loved the Shelby Cobra he had out front. It was also cool to see the dashboard was signed by Shelby Cobra.

When I’ve seen signatures on cars, it’s usually on the dashboard. Sometimes there have been things like…

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X Marks the Spot -- Patrick Stewart and Ray Davies Autograph Attempts

Posted on November 14, 2017 at 10:46am 7 Comments

Sometimes film festivals are the perfect place to get autographs. If you know which actors will be there, you can bring something from one of their films. I’ll usually opt for a DVD sleeve. It’s easy to carry, and there’s something about an 8x10 that just screams “I’m selling this on eBay tomorrow.”…

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Humor and Horror -- The Halloween Blog

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 9:58pm 2 Comments

The other day, comedian and actor Denis Leary was on Conan O’Brien. He was promoting his new book, and the subject of autographs came up. He talked about when he started out doing comedic shorts for MTV and first started getting recognized places. He said it was just people at first that would…

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Bob Dylan and Tom Petty Guitars For Sale

Posted on October 26, 2017 at 10:37am 3 Comments

It ain’t cheap, babe. I said, no, no, no...it ain’t cheap babe. But this is the guitar that you’re looking for….

It’s a 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic that Bob Dylan played at many concerts in the ‘70s, including his “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour in the mid-70s.

When Heritage Auctions auctions it next month, they’re expecting $300,000 for the ax. The person making good money on it is Larry Cragg, who was Dylan’s guitar…

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Ain't That a Shame -- The Passing of Fats Domino

Posted on October 25, 2017 at 9:24am 4 Comments

AIN'T THAT A SHAME -- the passing of the Fat Man
I woke up to find out Fats Domino has died at 89. He was one of my favorites. As a little kid, I'd borrow my mom's 45's (remember those?). I'd listen to all his great songs: I'm Walkin', I Want to Walk You Home, Whole Lotta Lovin'.…
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At 10:30pm on October 27, 2015, SIR Paul said…
Watcha Smoking?
At 3:55am on May 26, 2013, Innuendo said…
Yes I'm sure. The auction I bought mine at in new York said only 25 were signed with all four boys. 25 signed would still give 25 different people or radio stations a chance to own one. I'm not selling mine. I doubt a radio station would just get tossed one. Perhaps it was a copy your station had. Or maybe someone there did buy one. Jacky Smith (head of Queen's fan club) had approved it as being one of only a handful signed. She didn't know how many exactly.
At 1:03pm on December 12, 2012, Chad B said…

I read on your page you are "also fond of my Sgt. Pepper record, signed by 5 Beatles (all the four, plus original drummer Pete Best)."

That is a great piece. Do you have a picture of it posted anywhere? What about the Doors album? I'd love to see both of them.

At 2:48pm on December 8, 2011, Jason Boyd said…

hey, longtime no talk, how've you been dude? i've got Bill Clinton on my autograph wish-list, i hope to acquire his autograph someday soon.

At 11:45pm on December 8, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
have u had any recent inperson celeb meet & greets? if so feel free to share them in my forum ''who've you met & who you want to meet''
At 6:26pm on July 10, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
hi Josh, whats your personal opinions on authentic I Dream of Jeannie bottle props?
i've seen a 2nd season sold at Butterfields, a 1st season sold at Profiles in History.
and another 2nd season sold on eBay.
i've always wanted one, i know there expensive, but if the person whos selling them,
i would commit/agree to a standard payment each month to pay it off, because its my 'DREAM' to own an original jeannie prop bottle.
p.s. do u know any stores, and/or online stores that sell 'replicas' for a good/inexpensive? i hope u had an awesome July 4th!
-Jason.
At 9:22am on June 12, 2010, Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager said…
Josh, I deleted Myron Ross's blog post by mistake when I went to edit a misspelling in the title, sorry. I let him know so he could repost.
At 10:42am on May 26, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
thank you so much. & i have 1 other question...
i met former Vice President Al Gore & his wife about 7 years ago at a booksigning
for their book i believed it was titled 'joined at the heart' ...
i bought a local newspaper ''the Raleigh News & Observer''
& the front page & headline story said:
'Al Gore will not run again for re-election'

he and his wife gladly signed it.
since its an important headline with a picture and its signed by the both of them, would that be a rare item, as suppose to a signature etc. ?
At 10:14am on May 26, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
could you help me out with some advice about an autograph?
i obtained it in person, and i know its real (duh) anyways, i'd like to have your thoughts as in demand/rarity for this item...
used in concert & signed drum sticks by Britney's Drummer
signed tour glowstick by her entire band.
i would be honored to have your opinions in regards to these two unique items.
thanks,
-Jason.
At 11:28am on January 8, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
hi! i saw on your profile that you like to collect music autographs... feel free to go check out my photo album and let me know what you think.
-Jason.
 
 
 

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