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Welcome, Steve Cyrkin!

About Me

What kind of member are you? Industry professionals must use their real names and identify themselves as such. (Check as many as apply.)
Other Professional
What brings you to Autograph Live?
I'm the editor and publisher of the magazine—they made me join.
www.autographmagazine.com
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
Me! I was the first member.
What do you collect, or want to collect?
History/Politics, Books/Literature, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
I collect mostly classic rock, classic Hollywood and history.
What is your level of expertise?
Intermediate Collector, Professional
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
I can't decide between Elvis and Marlon Brando. Now I've decided...Ray Charles!
Why do you collect?
I'm the publisher of Autograph Magazine—how could I not?
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Adam & Eve. On a fig leaf.

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At 6:34am on June 18, 2021, cory oconner said…

hi Steve...do you know anything about a NJ long time promoter named Fred Davies...he has a trove of MANTLE and Dimaggio items...he claims he was their promoter for years,,,I looked around his office and he does have quite a few pics with them going back decades,,,problem is much of the stuff he is looking to unload (he is now 83 years old) seems like it is brand new condition..just wondering if you knew anything bout his reputation

At 12:22pm on June 12, 2021, Anthony Record said…
Yeah. I wrote a monthly column for the print version when Ev was around. It was called Off the Wall. Also wrote 2-3 features a year. 

Hope you’re doing well. 

At 8:40am on May 2, 2021, Alan Wall said…

Thanks Steve

At 5:29am on May 2, 2021, Alan Wall said…

Hi Steve.

This is the second email like this I have received.

Looks very dodgy to me.

Obviously I didn't reply.

Have you seen these from any other members

Thanks

Alan Wall

At 9:15am on February 10, 2021, Phil said…

Hi Steve, Ive noticed a signed Mj that ip dealer Markus Brandes is selling and it's getting mixed reviews..any chance you could have a look over and give me your opinion please?..it's my latest post ..thanks Phil

At 6:32pm on January 8, 2021, Lenny54 said…

Steve

  Can I Post A Wanted Autograph On The Main Page?? I Am Looking For A MORRIS ANKRUM Autograph I Thought Posting A Ad Maybe Someone Has One To Sell

Thanks Lenny

At 8:40am on December 27, 2020, Mary Bailey said…

Hi Steve. I was scammed by Brian Burkell who now goes by Ken Burns. My credit card company is investigating the fraud claim I instituted against him and his bogus guitar he said was a signed Washburn by Chicago. Not a Washburn and fake signatures! Terry Kath has been dead since 1978! I feel so stupid because I usually get everything I buy on the Internet but I didn't with him. I think he should be prosecuted for mail fraud but I don't want to sue him if he has no assets. So bummed about this. Thx.

At 3:14pm on November 1, 2020, Mark bates said…
Hi Steve how do I upload a picture of a signed piece j just can't read it thanks mark. UK
At 8:06am on September 25, 2020, jim gault said…

PS I'm not sure how I might receive a reply. Will there be a message in my email or do I have to keep checking this site?

Jim.

At 8:03am on September 25, 2020, jim gault said…

Hi Steve, I'm not a big collector but I have a couple of genuine items I might sell.

A 1967 A.F.B. Festival programme in poor condition signed by Brownie McGee and the bassist Dillard Crume.

A 1968 Programme in good condition with all the signatures: Walter Horton, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Reed, Big Joe Williams, Curtis Jones, Eddie Taylor, Jerome Arnold and J.C. Lewis.

I know they're genuine because I collected them myself.

I would like to find out what they're worth before deciding whether to sell them.

Can you give me any advice either on the value or how to find out?

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Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to Eric Keith Longo's discussion Current List of Rules for the Buy/Sell/Trade Forum.
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"1) +1 2) A lot of people want it. Hopefully we can do it. 3) I like the idea but it's too much work. I'd frankly rather everyone use a reputable TPA but I'm not requiring that for now. Let's see if we can do it without first. 4)…"
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"Hi M, Thanks for your feedback. Replies: 1. PayPal or other payment systems that help protect the buyer will be the first avenue, but if it's after their buyer protection period we can help settle disputes. I have no input in PayPal's…"
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"Historical will probably get a lot action once people know about it. I'll set up the groups if we do it."
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Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to KaiMi's discussion Ingrid Bergman - real or fake?
"KaiMi, That's an excellent example of Bergman's autograph in my opinion. You'll find lots of Bergmans signed like that from the 1940s until the last years of her life. Make sure it's not a copy since they can be very deceiving…"
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Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to Eric Keith Longo's discussion Current List of Rules for the Buy/Sell/Trade Forum.
"David Lewis, I don't remember this. Send me a link please. I'll voice my concern about an autograph but I only call people out if I think they're not being straight."
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"I hesitate asking this due to the work involved, but what about having separate BST groups for Music/Hollywood/Sports/Historical?"
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"Thank you, Eric, this is great! Mods will try to catch authenticity concerns, and should not approve autographs they aren't comfortable with, but they won't have the time and expertise to authenticate every listing. No one knows it all. If…"
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