Tricia Eaton
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Collector, Professional Authenticator, Auction House
What brings you to Autograph Live?
A love of history and classic Hollywood made the decision to join my family's auction business 14 years ago a natural choice. With daily hands-on education since 2003, I've garnered invaluable insight on the collectibles industry and appraisal process from my father, respected autograph expert, Bob Eaton.

As the Specialty Director at RR Auction, my responsibilities entail overseeing the planning and production of twelve specialty sales a year from beginning to end, including: establishing the vision and marketing strategy, acquiring the items, appraising the material, and editing the catalog.

Appointed Editor in Chief of the UACC’s 50-year publication, The Pen and Quill in 2012, I've published more than a dozen articles over the course of my career, chronicling the autographs of, among others: Vincent Van Gogh, Audrey Hepburn, Truman Capote, Rita Hayworth, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

My very first signature study on Judy Garland was published in Autograph Collector Magazine in 2008, soon followed by three additional ACM cover articles on Humphrey Bogart, Steve McQueen, and Elizabeth Taylor. The highlight of my career was crafting a 50-page catalog on the Mario Puzo Archive: Featuring the Godfather Trilogy, which sold at auction in February 2016 for over $600,000.
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
Steve Cyrkin
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Classic Hollywood and Stage
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
Classic Hollywood: Judy, Bogie, Elizabeth Taylor, Steve McQueen, Marlon Brando, Hedy Lamarr, Betty Grable, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh
What is your level of expertise?
Professional
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Judy Garland signed photograph
Why do you collect?
I collect for the love of owning something an iconic star put their mark on. I like to have a signature in my collection from each subject I write an article about.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Judy Garland

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RR Auction Podcast with In-Person Autograph Expert John Brennan: The Beatles and Nirvana

Posted on September 20, 2018 at 10:00am 5 Comments

“Meet the Beatles” with in-person autograph collecting veteran John Brennan as you hear the exciting evolution of an uber-rare signed Beatles guitar obtained over the course of several years. From first getting George Harrison—who famously refused to sign guitars—on a pickguard in 1997, he meticulously formulated his strategy, getting Ringo on…

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Listen to In-Person Autograph Veteran John Brennan's 1st Podcast!

Posted on September 7, 2018 at 1:00pm 7 Comments

Hear the genesis tale of in-person autograph veteran John Brennan, who collected on the streets of NYC and across the world for over 40 years. From a small town in Connecticut, to the electric streets of the Big Apple, John amassed thousands of autographs eventually developing into what can best be described as a “monster”…

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Steve Jobs Signature Study: The Surprising Reason Why Jobs Didn't Sign

Posted on August 26, 2018 at 9:00am 12 Comments

The venerable 20th century icon who brought us the Apple computer, iPod, and iPhone, Steve Jobs holds the fascination and imagination of people worldwide. The prices his autograph commands at auction attest to the keen interest still vibrantly…

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At 6:53pm on November 15, 2016, Steve Cyrkin Community Mgr. said…

Tricia...great to see you again! Been a while!

At 2:57am on January 6, 2013, www.TheCEAD.com said…

You seem to be into vintage Hollywood, Tricia... So I'll mention:

This is Gary, founder of the popular authentication resource,www.TheCEAD.com.  Several months ago, we launched a large online autograph shop atwww.ClassicEntertainmentAutographs.com, where you'll find excellent material, all painstakingly authenticated.  Have a look-- we've just added 100 or so names this week alone, as we grow, grow, grow!  We hope it will become one of the most trusted, comprehensive sites for autographed material in the business, backed with the same solid research that has so characterized the CEAD!

Best,

Gary

At 9:57am on October 4, 2010, Bogiemax said…
I have that copy-very well written by the way. I really enjoyed it! Although, over the years I have managed to spill something or another on it, and really wouldn't mind a pdf of the article. Only, if you have the time. Thank you for your consideration! Bruce
At 5:09pm on October 2, 2010, Steve Cyrkin Community Mgr. said…
Wow...great pic! From schoolgirl to hot tamale.
At 6:37am on May 25, 2010, Robert S Levinson said…
Hi, Tricia...

To your questions:

Never met Garland, but had several business dealings with her ex-husband, the late Sid Luft. Never reall "met" Taylor, but got her autograph when I was a pre-teen and she was about 16 and hanging out with Margaret O'Brien...Did spend time with Hayworth while I was president of the Hollywood Press Club. Believe I've posted a pix of the two of us somewhere here...

Bob Levinson
THE TRAITOR IN US ALL
"Absolutely top-notch!...A great read."--Jeffery Deaver
At 11:43am on January 27, 2010, Robert Moore said…
Sure I will upload the ones I have remaining up to my photos.
At 11:17am on October 27, 2009, Brandon Mysinger said…
Hey Tricia, from one Authenticator to another, WELCOME!! This seems to be turning into a venue where we can bring the buys and the experts like us together ona more personal and intimate setting :)

Brandon Mysinger
Senior NASCAR Autograph Authenticator
eBay Inc., Global Authentication Inc., isitreal.com
At 6:34pm on October 20, 2009, Matt Crum said…
can u help me with my Halloween 8x10 photo. Im trying to identify all the signatures. your help would be much apprieciated
At 1:37pm on October 17, 2009, Steve Cyrkin Community Mgr. said…
Tricia--welcome to Live! Your article on Steve McQueen in the November issue of Autograph is fantastic! Thanks for a great piece--and for all your valuable articles for the magazine.
 
 
 

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