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Star Trek: Cast Photo and Roddenberry Signed Invitation - Legit?

Started this discussion. Last reply by beardog1 Mar 15. 2 Replies

I have seen a lot of "atypical" Star Trek cast signed photos and suspect this may be another one. William ShatnerLeonard NimoyNichelle NicholsDeForest KelleyHowever, the Gene Roddenberry signed…Continue

Fay Wray King Kong signed photo - Is this legit?

Started this discussion. Last reply by beardog1 Feb 21. 4 Replies

I had felt pretty confident this was authentic.  However, the more I examine it, the more uncertain I am.  Specifically, the "F" seems to be shaped more like a "7", the "W" has an odd loop, and the…Continue

Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay and John Hunt - Are these all okay?

Started Feb 19 0 Replies

I created an Everest display including:Edmund HillaryTenzing NorgayJohn HuntAs well as a New Zealand $5 note featuring Edmund Hillary (not shown)These all seem authentic to me.  I had found a similar…Continue

All in the Family TV cast-signed photo - Is this real?

Started this discussion. Last reply by beardog1 Feb 18. 6 Replies

I actually found an example online of this same "All in the Family" TV cast-signed photo with similar signatures.  Unfortunately, the other example was not from a well-known seller and neither looked…Continue

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beardog1 replied to Sparky1708's discussion Ali opinions on authenticity please
"Always worth doing a search on the company issuing the COA to see if there are any red flags.  Also, never like a COA that says something is "signed" rather than "signed by".  Regardless, the signature must stand on its…"
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beardog1 replied to David Lewis's discussion Hattie McDaniel
"Hi David.  Saw several of your recent posts and have no experience with any of these signatures.  However, wanted to continue to learn so took a shot at this one. First, I believe this signature is authentic and very similar to the below…"
Mar 16
beardog1 replied to beardog1's discussion Star Trek: Cast Photo and Roddenberry Signed Invitation - Legit?
"Thank you as always EKL.  I felt the cast SP was off but had some hope for the Roddenberry based on the exemplars I shared. Admittedly, most of the exemplars I found had more significant differences but these two seemed close despite the…"
Mar 15
Eric Keith Longo replied to beardog1's discussion Star Trek: Cast Photo and Roddenberry Signed Invitation - Legit?
"Not authentic IMO."
Mar 15
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Star Trek: Cast Photo and Roddenberry Signed Invitation - Legit?

I have seen a lot of "atypical" Star Trek cast signed photos and suspect this may be another one. William ShatnerLeonard NimoyNichelle NicholsDeForest KelleyHowever, the Gene Roddenberry signed invitation seemed unique.  I was able to find a few likely authentic exemplars from RR Auction and Heritage archive which I have included for comparison.  Appreciate your feedback on these signatures.  Thank you.…See More
Mar 15
beardog1 replied to Thomas William's discussion Steve Jobs signed check
"Posting one of the images from the ebay listing for reference.   I do not know Jobs' signature or habits for signing checks.  However, I was curious if any information could be gleaned from the check made out to "Francis…"
Mar 15
beardog1 replied to Thomas Knox's discussion Is global authentics reliable?
"As Todd Johnson said, Global has a questionable reputation in the industry and their COA sticker may actually decrease the value of an item even if it is truly authentic.  However, I also agree with Todd that you should evaluate the autograph…"
Mar 9
beardog1 replied to Baseguru's discussion Gene Autry--real, fake, or secretarial
"Baseguru - I followed up on David Lewis' thought that this may be printed and found this item on Worthpoint.  Looks to be a printed inscription and signature on a magazine.  Hope this helps. MOVIE MIRROR OCT 1940 GENE AUTRY MAGAZINE"
Mar 6
beardog1 replied to Dan's discussion VAN MORRISON Latest Record Project Volume I (Amazon Signed Exclusive)
"Thanks for sharing this pre-release information.  I submitted an order through JPC in Germany yesterday but did not receive an email confirmation.  JPC confirmed my online order did not go through and mentioned issues with "3-D"…"
Mar 4
beardog1 replied to David Lewis's discussion Carlos Santana
"David - I have no expertise in Santana signatures but previously posted a likely authentic Santana item which may be helpful for comparison.  My example likely dated to around 1976.  Based on my limited knowledge and clear differences in…"
Feb 24
beardog1 replied to David Lewis's discussion Gilligan's Island……Hale, Denver and Schafer
"It is nice to have friends who have vintage signatures.   The Jim Backus looks like authentic examples I have seen.  In looking at the second Natalie Schafer again, it appears she may have been writing on a challenging surface and/or…"
Feb 23
beardog1 replied to David Lewis's discussion Gilligan's Island……Hale, Denver and Schafer
"Hi David.  I am a total novice but will share my observations. All five signatures look pretty good to me compared to likely authentic exemplars with a few atypical characteristics.  I would have the most confidence in the two Alan Hale…"
Feb 23
David Lewis replied to beardog1's discussion Gilligan's Island TV cast SP - Is this legit?
"beardog1, I posted "Gilligan's Island" autographs on this site in the last 24 hours. In my opinion all are real, but I am waiting for opinions. Comparer to yours."
Feb 22
beardog1 replied to beardog1's discussion Fay Wray King Kong signed photo - Is this legit?
"Good advice David.  I have benefitted from your experience and opinions and continue to learn from other members' posts.  I like to challenge myself to develop an opinion on items before the real experts comment.  It is a good…"
Feb 21
David Lewis replied to beardog1's discussion Fay Wray King Kong signed photo - Is this legit?
"beardog1, Don't ever throw anything out until YOU are 100% sure it is not real. For over 40 years I have been an autographaholic. I collected in person, thru the mail, auctions, flying all over the country to shows and events, private signings…"
Feb 21
beardog1 replied to beardog1's discussion Fay Wray King Kong signed photo - Is this legit?
"Thank you for the opinion, examples and emphathy David.  The good news is I seem to be developing a more critical eye.  The other good news is I am making progress on sorting the bad from the good in my collection.  Thank you for your…"
Feb 21

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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.
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
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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