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Richard S. Simon's Discussions

Van Morrison - real or not?

Started Jul 21, 2015 0 Replies

Signed book on the bay.Any thoughts?…Continue

Marx Brothers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike T Mar 19, 2015. 1 Reply

This cut was in an autograph album that contained cut signatures that were glued into the album.Everything in the album was authentic but I do not know if this one is.Any help?Thanks.Richard SimonContinue

Marx Brothers real or not? Thanks for any help.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard S. Simon Feb 16, 2015. 1 Reply

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John Wayne - authentic?

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Thoughts on this one please.ThanksRichard Simon…Continue

 

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Richard S. Simon replied to Brian's discussion Samuel Clemens Mark Twain Authentic
"That Twain is so horrid I find it unbelievable that someone would actually buy it. Comparison to ANY real exemplar (not very hard to find on the internet) would reveal how bad it is."
Mar 20
Richard S. Simon replied to Brian's discussion Samuel Clemens Mark Twain Authentic
"Not worth the paper it is written on."
Mar 19
Richard S. Simon commented on Peter leone's blog post BEWARE... FAKE JSA COA'S ARE IN THE MARKET PLACE... HERE IS THE PROOF.....
"Many years ago a ridiculous attempt was made to copy my COA. It looked nothing like my COA, just using my name. I tried to find the source but could not. And as an FYI - Years ago I saw fake COA's with Donald Frangipani's (forensic…"
Feb 14
Richard S. Simon commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Forensics (GFA, Stephen Rocchi, Goraczyk) Ebay, Forgeries And Autographs
"In order to be considered a "forensic expert" you would be expected to be a member of one of the organizations of true forensic experts. I would like to ask Mr Rocchi which group he is a member of. The ones who are members always list the…"
Jan 29
Richard S. Simon replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller Bassfanbob Sells Forged Autographed Babe Ruth Baseball COA Bowie Kuhn
"That definitely looks like it was bought from the Roaches Corner and flipped. Probably bought by one of those infamous galleries that we have talked about here and they will continue the criminal activity in their storefront, probably with a huge…"
Jan 27
Richard S. Simon replied to phillysportsshop's discussion Autograph Forger on EBAY User name
"The hobby has gotten so bad now that I don't attempt to buy Mantle,Williams and DiMaggio autographs. There are so many fakes out there for pennies on the dollar that legit autographs of those three find it hard to compete with the forgeries."
Jan 24
Richard S. Simon replied to phillysportsshop's discussion Autograph Forger on EBAY User name
"Great work there. But why does somebody like this seller get into autographs when he knows absolutely zero about them? I am really hating what has happened to this hobby/business."
Jan 24
Richard S. Simon commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud
"Steve, I think your understanding of that Yelp review and my understanding of it are different. When the reviewer writes about horrendous prices he is not relating to the real marketplace that we know. He is looking at a Jimi Hendrix fake lyrics for…"
Jan 13
Richard S. Simon commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud
"If those "clerks" (I call them con men and women) don't make sales, I am sure they do not eat :)."
Jan 10
Richard S. Simon commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud
"Apparently Wikipedia is not aware of Mr.Gladstone's shortcomings. Check him out on Wikipedia."
Jan 7
Richard S. Simon commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud
"I got a better idea than stun guns. There is something legal in California now that would work much better than a stun gun :)."
Jan 6
Richard S. Simon commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud
"Steve, I think some of these people are living in a fantasy world. There is so much scamming going on in everything that anyone who does not exert any due diligence is a fool, especially when so much money is involved. They could at least have…"
Jan 6
Richard S. Simon commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud
""The CEO of a multi-billion dollar company saw American Royal Arts ads in Forbes and Money and spent $300,000 or so with them, including this "Mega-signed Guitar" for $100,000." Can you imagine if he ran his billion dollar…"
Jan 6
Richard S. Simon commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud
"She should be put away from society. It is called prison. Judging by what I have read about her she has little humanity and is just 100% a grifter."
Jan 6
Richard S. Simon commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud
"Nobody said that it takes 10 minutes of research to determine fakes. But with all the negative stories on the internet about BAD SELLERS it does not take very long to find out who the bad sellers are. Mr Odobas bought these items for "bargain…"
Jan 6
Richard S. Simon commented on Christopher Williams's blog post Antiquities Caesars Palace, GFA/Stephen Rocchi and AAU/Drew Max Sued for Autograph Fraud
"Sling, details would be helpful."
Jan 6

About Me

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Collector, Dealer
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, History/Politics
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
baseball, presidents 1-7, Lincoln, T Roosevelt and JFK
What is your level of expertise?
Professional
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
JFK White House TLS
Why do you collect?
love of baseball and love of history
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Mark Twain

Richard S. Simon's Blog

A Jackie Robinson Beauty

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 3:26pm 8 Comments

Fake Disney autographs items are in the market - BEWARE

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 10:04am 2 Comments

I have been offered two Walt Disney signed letters and one memo signed Walt.

After submitting them to Phil Sears I was told they are all fakes.

The text of the letters has been done on a computer (should have been a typewriter) and the letterhead is from 1930's Disney stationery and the letters are dated in the 1950's.

The signatures of course are also bogus.

I have them in a .pdf file and if anyone wants to see what they look like, send me an e mail at…

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At 8:58pm on January 28, 2012, Justin Catt said…

Hi Richard could you take a look at my babe ruth ball and tell me what you think... thanks in advance

http://live.autographmagazine.com/forum/topics/babe-ruth-and-mickey-mantle-real-or-fake

At 8:02pm on January 3, 2012, BIG E said…

At 7:52pm on January 3, 2012, BIG E said…

Hi, I have this Shaq auto Classic rookie that was bought from qvc in 1993. What are your thoughts on it's authenticity?


Thanks a lot !

At 7:51pm on January 3, 2012, BIG E said…

 
 
 

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