I recently noticed that one of my framed autographed photos is developing waves. It may be from humidity, although there are other framed items in the room that are not being affected. It may be…Continue
I thought that it would be interesting to create a discussion that would allow members to share their signed and sketched comics. Members may also use this discussion to post images of signed and…Continue
We have all heard of hidden treasures. Those autographs that are buried in the collection of someone who has lost interest, only to reappear years later in the hands of a very appreciative collector. We are constantly on the lookout for them. They are an essential part of the joy of collecting autographs.
There are also treasures that appear right before our eyes. They have always been there, if we only took a moment to notice. Companies routinely release autographed editions of…Continue
Reliance on third-party authentication has taken on a new meaning in recent times. Some collectors will simply not consider purchasing an autograph without proof that it has received a passing grade from one of the respectable services available. There is also the great debate over stickers. Do collectors prefer them? Do collectors not prefer them? Should they be affixed to the front or back of a photo? Should they be affixed to the actual item, or to a Letter…Continue
As autograph collectors, most of us remember our first purchase. If we do not, we remember the first purchase of our favorite person’s autograph. At the time of that purchase, we probably did not expect to add additional autographs of that same person to our collection. Why would we? The purchase of a single autograph was an accomplished mission.
In most hobbies, the question of what people collect is often asked. The question asked of autograph collectors is often more…Continue
I was visiting my son in Los Angeles in February. We were driving through Burbank, when I heard a song on the radio that had a very familiar sound. “Is this a new Ozzy song?” I thought to myself. Then, as if he was reading my mind, my son said, “Dad, this is the new Ozzy song.” I immediately reserved my vinyl copy of Ordinary Man at a local record store in Sherman Oaks, called Freakbeat Records. The owner was a pleasure to deal with. I could not wait to listen to the full…Continue