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  • Can you trust Autograph Live? HELL NO

    Steve Cyrkin has falsely claimed he's an expert 3 times but stated he's not an expert on 76 different occasions.  John Reznikoff claimed PSA only makes 1/1000 mistakes but blew it on pawn stars becoming 0 for 1.  The whole third-party scam is falling a part and Steve Cyrkin supports this idiocy.  If you built a collection based on opinions you're going to have a very pissed-off opinion someday when you find out a HUGE percentage is fake.  Steve Cyrkin recommends these companies.  We do not nor…

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  • Gerald R. Ford signature offered by Edward N. Bomsey Autographs

    I know that I should't go outside the PADAH members to purchase an autograph but I found this Gerald R. Ford signature that is dated and this is the type of presidential signatures I like to have in my collection.  A signature with a date or one extra word to help prove the item is genuine. Can someone here just make me feel secure about this item.  Thanks in advance members of Autograph Planet.

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    Started by William Q 1 Reply · Reply by stephen koschal Mar 31
  • Official List of "PADAH" Autograph Dealers & Auction Houses

                                                                                                                                                                              THE OFFICIAL LIST                                                  of Preferred Autograph Dealers and Auction Houses                                                                                     “PADAH”                                                                                                                    …

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    Started by stephen koschal 0 Replies

    Many people will state the autograph industry has been harmed more by incompetent third-party authentication companies than any other factor.  Who hasn’t seen the completely bogus items all over eBay and Amazon being sold with stickers from JSA, PSA, and Beckett?  The two sites are literally littered with forgeries by these three outfits.  Thousands and thousands of fake items are selling with these stickers by these firms.  And most have seen the wrong person authenticated as well by the same…

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    Started by William Q 1 Reply · Reply by stephen koschal Mar 24
  • Also........

    Bear in mind, this is one of the TOP 3 regarded & recognized authentication companies by most if not all auction sites, auction houses & card & collectible stores ! 

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  • Anyone else in this situation ?

    How many times should autographed items be submitted for authentication with a certain south florida based authenticator ? Bearing in mind that i am charged each time an item fails, then passes on the 2nd or 3rd submittal. Video proof of the items being failed and the exact same items being passed by the same authentication company in hand. Criminal charges filed for theft also on video of signed items, stolen by a team member for the same authentication company in hand also. 

    Does anyone have the same or similar situation ?

    Looking forward to sharing the authentication company name, the authenticator's names, the employee's identity that stole my items on camera, and the videos of the theft, unprofessionalism, incompetence & fraud, at a later date. 

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  • The International Autograph Community would  be terrified if they were aware of how many forgeries, preprinted and secretarial signatures that are being sold that come with Certificates Of Authenticty from sellers of autographs that claim to be members of the UACC.

    The Certificate of Authenticty Reference Library is associated with PADAH. The library is overwhelmed with autographs that are deemed forgeries by three autograph experts. Each of the forgeries comes with a COA stating that the seller is a member of the UACC.  The following are six more forged signatures donated to the Library that come with COA's from UACC members.  Elizabeth Taylor

    3642853726?profile=RESIZE_710x  Robert Downey, Jr.…

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  • Horrific Forgeries Offered by Auction House

    In today's autograph market and with all the reference books on autograph collecting how can trash like this pass the "experts" at a well known autction house?

    There is absolutely no excuse for mistakes like this to take place.  It makes one wonder what ealse has been passed for genuine by the auction house "expert".   

    How can this many mistakes be made in one lot?  Obviously these books came from the same consignor.  Wouldn't you love to know who the consignor is?  You got 8 days left to make a bid....3635011360?profile=RESIZE_710x

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  • PADAH Membership List March/April 2019

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  • Any one having issues on getting graded 1986 MICHAEL JORDAN rookie autograph from flight school camp.. I have submitted 2 recently to PSA and Beckette and came back not authentic Both are autheticaded by upperdeck  with coa and hologram.. i havespend over spend over 1k on both5 company's.. I feel been rob by the 2 companies.. By the way psa lost one of my certificates from flight camp...

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  • We would like to hear from those who know autographs signed by Mickey Mantle.

    Illustrated below are two signed photographs from the same source.

    There is a question of their authenticity.

    We would like to hear from anyone familiar with his genuine signatures.   Good or Bad or Too close to tell

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  • Most collectors don't realize the work that can go into authenticating an autograph.  We are not talking about those who claim to authenticate at shows. Hired hands go behind a curtain and look at examples on eBay. They would have no clue as to whether the one on ebay is genuine or not. This explains the thousands of mistakes made by all the ABC type authenticating companies.

    Most of the mistakes they make are horrific even limited editions of 1,000 copies claimed authentic were obvious forgeries to a professional.

    Some of these ABC types even have authenticated names spelled wrong and issued a certificate as authentic. When cornered on TV some of these so-called experts will say the forger did a good job.  $150 down the drain!

    We here in Colorado Springs do a fair amount of authenticating for people who really want to know if the item they purchased is genuine.  The other side of this business are the crooks who know their item ins NOT genuine and hope the…

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  • Before Herman Darvick came up with all those Joe Jackson signatures how many Jackson signatures has anyone seen sold in the market years before.

    In some circles it is said that Jackson could not sign his name yet Darvick mysteriously comes up with a few in a short period of time. You can read about these signatures in Peter Nash's fine articles in Hauls of Shame.

    Herman Darvick an admitted forger of autographs can clear up this mystery.  Some believe that the forgeries of Joe Jackson signatures that Darvick sold in his auctions were possibly signed by Darvick.

    Darvick who always has a lot to say about him being a forger can easily clarify that those Joe Jackson signatures sold in his auctions are not attributed to him.

    Just publish the names of the consignors from those sales made years ago.

    Of course you have made public that you will not make refunds based on bogus autographs that you have sold because according to you, you are no longer in…

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  • Herman Darvick was let go from his job at two different autograph companies.

    Herman Darvick no longer honors his Lifetime Guarantee to all those who purchased bogus autographs from Herman Darvick.

    Many emails from very unhappy collectors are in the files regarding Darvick selling bogus autographs, not refunding and even claiming he never sold the autograph.

    Now Darvick left on his own is trying to find those who know little about him to consign autographs to him.  This is exactly what an autograph group says about Herman Darvick.

    Read carefully, "failure to pay a member monies owed from a sale".  "..Failing to return unsold items to the same member.."

    This is not a one time example, there are plenty more just like it.  Herman Darvick needs your items....learn from the past!…


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