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Animal House Cast SP and John Belushi SIG - Opinions Please

Started 1 hour ago 0 Replies

I purchased this Animal House cast signed photo and John Belushi signature separately about twenty years ago.  After reviewing signature studies and other resources, I suspect the Belushi SIG is…Continue

Arthur Conan Doyle - opinions please

Started this discussion. Last reply by beardog1 yesterday. 3 Replies

I have doubts about this Arthur Conan Doyle signature but would love to hear from the forum.  …Continue

Tags: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes

Joe Barbera - Tom and Jerry Signed Sketch - Opinions Please

Started May 20 0 Replies

I had previously posted this in Comic Autographs & Art but hoping to find a Hanna and Barbera expert here.  Any opinions on signature and sketch are appreciated.  Thank you to everyone on this…Continue

Tags: Tom & Jerry, Tom and Jerry, Hanna and Barbera, Joe Barbera, Bill Hanna

Picasso SIG - any chance it is real?

Started this discussion. Last reply by beardog1 May 20. 7 Replies

Seems a little too simple for Picasso to sign a blank page but who knows?  Any opinions are appreciated.  Thank you.…Continue

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Animal House Cast SP and John Belushi SIG - Opinions Please

I purchased this Animal House cast signed photo and John Belushi signature separately about twenty years ago.  After reviewing signature studies and other resources, I suspect the Belushi SIG is likely NOT authentic.  However, the signed photo seems legit compared to authentic signatures for:Bruce McGillJohn LandisTim MathesonPeter RiegertTom HulceStephen FurstThe photo has a GAI sticker (GV 42709).  I have read several threads on this forum regarding members' opinions of Global (GAI) but hope…See More
1 hour ago
Matt Wisdom replied to beardog1's discussion Monty Python SIG set - opinions please
"Any luck,  Dan?"
5 hours ago
a pug called eva replied to beardog1's discussion Monty Python Cast-Signed Photo - Meaning of Life
"Final price was £444. I didn't realise Chapman fetched that kind of money but I guess it would be hard to find a better example."
5 hours ago
beardog1 replied to rob kunne's discussion just a hobby.
"Looks great!  I admire people who have both an eye and the skills to create a great display.  Thank you for sharing."
8 hours ago
a pug called eva replied to beardog1's discussion Monty Python Cast-Signed Photo - Meaning of Life
"In case anyone is keen on getting a Chapman this one is closing on ebay.co.uk tonight. I believe the seller is very reliable and I've bought from him many times: eBay…"
17 hours ago
beardog1 replied to beardog1's discussion Arthur Conan Doyle - opinions please
"Thanks for taking a look, Dan.   Full disclosure, I searched through several well regarded examples (e.g., RR, Heritage, etc.).  Most examples had noticeable differences from mine (primarily the "A" and "D", but…"
yesterday
Dan Morris replied to beardog1's discussion Arthur Conan Doyle - opinions please
"Not an expert on this but it looks very similar to the RR one but something seems off. Any idea on the provenance?"
Friday
beardog1 replied to beardog1's discussion Arthur Conan Doyle - opinions please
"bump - Appreciate any opinions regarding this ACD sig.  My sense is "close but no".   As always, thank you to everyone on this forum for sharing their knowledge and passion."
Friday
beardog1 posted a discussion

Arthur Conan Doyle - opinions please

I have doubts about this Arthur Conan Doyle signature but would love to hear from the forum.  In true Sherlock Holmes tradition, I have done an investigation and have seen a variety of signatures for ACD.  The second example below is from the RR Auction archives and seems very close but the shapes of the "A" and "D" seem slightly different.…See More
Tuesday
BallroomDays67 replied to beardog1's discussion Muhammad Ali - TWA Postcard "World Champion" SIG - Authentic?
"I fixed it. You can go ahead and delete the attachment from the OP."
May 22
beardog1 replied to beardog1's discussion Muhammad Ali - TWA Postcard "World Champion" SIG - Authentic?
"Thanks terrier8HOF.  Great story and love the personal connection, especially Ali signing your 8th grade picture.  I hope you photographed better than I did during those years."
May 22
beardog1 replied to beardog1's discussion Muhammad Ali - TWA Postcard "World Champion" SIG - Authentic?
"Thanks Al.  Appreciate the strong validation of the Ali.  Separately, I feel like I have been "closed for updates" most of my life."
May 22
terrier8HOF replied to beardog1's discussion Muhammad Ali - TWA Postcard "World Champion" SIG - Authentic?
"I have an in person Ali, similarly signed, except "world boxing champ".  it was signed while in exile, so probably around '67. My parents saw him in a restaurant in Cape Cod with his entourage and approached him. He was very…"
May 22
Al replied to beardog1's discussion Muhammad Ali - TWA Postcard "World Champion" SIG - Authentic?
"Yeah I think that website has been permanently "closed for updates" lol I think he must have retired from business years ago.  Rest assured, the piece you showed is one of the finest examples of a vintage Ali :) "
May 22
beardog1 replied to beardog1's discussion Picasso SIG - any chance it is real?
"I know R&R has a solid reputation and provides an easy to search archive.  I also look for signature studies from experts and reputable sources.  However, I am still learning to differentiate between normal variances and subtle…"
May 20
beardog1 replied to beardog1's discussion Picasso SIG - any chance it is real?
"Thank you for your previous comments Jim McFiver and rob kunne.  I have continued to look at exemplars of Picasso signatures.  The below signature is from the R&R Auction archives.  I have seen several signatures that look very…"
May 20

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Collector
What brings you to Autograph Live?
Learning about the hobby and becoming more proficient with authentication. Have benefited from the collective knowledge of the community and look forward to being part of the group.
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Internet
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Classic Hollywood and Stage
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
Eclectic collection based on favorite movies, shows, music and celebrities during my childhood.
What is your level of expertise?
Intermediate Collector
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Audrey Hepburn was the first SIG I ever acquired so will always be special. Hope it is authentic.
Why do you collect?
I always felt a personal connection to the person who signed or owned the items I collect. It is fun to watch friends and family look at items to see what resonates with them or brings up a memory to tell.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Would love to have been able to meet Neil Armstrong (even though I know he stopped signing autographs later in life).

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