I'm hoping one of you will recognize this signature. It was written on the back of a Chicago Cubs videotape ad along with the signatures of Jack Brickhouse (longtime Cubs sportscaster), Wayne Messmer…Continue
Would anybody care to offer an opinion on this George Cruikshank. It's not one you see every day. He was a 19th century political cartoonist and book illustrator who illustrated some of Charles…Continue
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What brings you to Autograph Live?
I'm joining to learn from like-minded collectors and if possible to help when I can.
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What do you collect, or want to collect?
History/Politics, Books/Literature, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music, Space/Aviation/Military
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
I collect mostly signed first edition books. Presidents, astronauts, historical figures and Authors primarily though I do have some musicians and actors.
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What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
I have a very nice signed Hemingway. I also have some books that were signed by FDR and given to his mistress (also signed by her) one of which bears a tiny "MM" in his hand which I discovered stands for "My Margaret" - very interesting.
Why do you collect?
I've loved books since I was a child and I've long been fascinated by the signatures of famous people. It's become kind of an obsession.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?