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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 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?

At 7:09pm on August 14, 2020, Bob Oliver said…

Hello Steve,

Just stopped by to see how you are!

Take care my friend!

Bob Oliver

At 6:37pm on August 12, 2020, Nick said…

thanks for all your help steve. i posted a kobe today on the kobe forum i got an offer from the seller for 800. psa cert.  wondering if it looks good

At 10:28am on August 9, 2020, Mark Miller said…

Since when is this acceptable? I’ve seen others banned for less. This isn’t acceptable.

At 8:05am on July 24, 2020, JIMMY JAMES said…

Hi again Steve in LA, it's James in Canada. Wanted to say thank you for your time on my Lennon/Harrison autograph. Hi Ballroom Days in LA it's James in Canada. Wanted to say thank you for your time on my Lennon/Harrison autograph... like Roger Epperson himself told me, you've really got to be holding these REAL authenticated autographs in your hands to appreciate how wonderful they indeed are...the scan doesn't do them justice! BEING DOUBLE AUTHENTICATED (May 2019 and with fresh eyes again in July 2020) by the Professiional Expert Roger Epperson REAL is all the AUTHENTICity you need! Best, JAMES

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Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to Mikex's discussion Alfred Hitchcock Misspelled?
"This is not one I’m comfortable with the authenticity of. "
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Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to Johnlow's discussion Bob Marley Photo Signature
"And here are 2 more. They're not as free and easy as Marley signed with marker or pen on uncoated stock, but Johnlow's and these 3 have a lot in common."
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Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to Johnlow's discussion Bob Marley Photo Signature
"Agreed, Pug. It's signed on a slick photo in ballpoint, so it needed to be signed more carefully. I just grabbed this ballpoint signed photo from RR that's quite similar."
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Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to Johnlow's discussion Bob Marley Photo Signature
"I think Paul's right, it's likely real. Roger Epperson, a top music authenticator, is one of the best on Marley. You can get an online opinion from him for $15. Rogerepperson.com"
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"Kobe was ahead of his time!"
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Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
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"Love these. They both look clearly real but the difference in these signed one after the other is a reminder how differently JLL has signed at the same time."
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Michael Schroeder replied to Steve Cyrkin, Admin's discussion Authenticating B.B. King Autographs
"Very nice. 100% real! "
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Eddy White replied to Steve Cyrkin, Admin's discussion Authenticating B.B. King Autographs
"Just wanted to share my last addition. Finally I was lucky to obtain a double signed bill from the JVC Super Sessions from 1992. B. B. King and Robert Cray both signed on huge, thick (approx. 27 x 27 cm) gold framed boards. "
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Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to NJStrummer's discussion 1957 Twice signed Elvis Presley photo with unique inscription - Opinions please
"I hate to say it but I don't think that either one is real."
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Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to Dennis's discussion Can you help me identify real Michael Jackson autographs?
"Dennis, Wascher already told you what you need to know. There are over 1,000 MJ discussions in this forum, some hundreds of pages long. That's how you learn."
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Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to Dennis's discussion Can you help me identify real Michael Jackson autographs?
"You know how when you answer a reply it indents under the one your replying to? Those are called nested replies. No one can reply after the 4th indent, so start from the top (the box under the original post) whenever you can."
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Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to Dennis's discussion Can you help me identify real Michael Jackson autographs?
"Dennis, After 5 levels of nesting replies can't be replied to, so start at the top when that happens."
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Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to Dennis's discussion Can you help me identify real Michael Jackson autographs?
"Dennis, That COA is dated 3/12/11 and has Epperson's RACC Trusted Seller logo and number. The RACC opened in 2016 or so and RACC Trusted Sellers came about after that."
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Steve Cyrkin, Admin replied to Dennis's discussion Can you help me identify real Michael Jackson autographs?
"Dennis, None of the 8 you posted 10 minutes ago is real in my opinion. "
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