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  • PAAS, Mike Frost and Steve Grad of Becketts in race for worst autograph authenticator

    Mike Frost who also goes by the name of Michael Feigenbaum (taken from court records) who also used the name Dr. Frost until he was investigated by a medical department in Florida.  He said someone else made up the cards however anyone who had been to his shop, hot dog stand, used clothing, dance floor, and authentication service in Florida saw those cards on his front counter for years.  A total fraud just trying to look important.  The fraud continues even today as he tries to pass himself as…

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    Another member of the White Hat gang goes to jail.  Eric Santonauro according to James Spence was a super valuable employee to JSA authentication.  According to an insider who has seen third-party scams upfront Eric Santonauro stole over $100,000.00 worth of memorabilia that was to be authenticated by JSA.  Unfortunately for Eric Santonauro video surveillance was in the store catching him stuffing six figures worth of autographs down his shirt and into his backpack when he felt no one was…

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    Started by URAHOGG 3 Replies · Reply by stephen koschal Jun 2
  • Autograph Collectors Getting Educated Regarding the COA scams

    The ABC type companies who claim they can authenticate autographs are loosing popularity as autograph collectors begin to be educated.  Most professional autograph dealers feel these type companies are the worst thing that has ever happened to the industry.A major downfall is collectors, especially of middle and high end items have stoped collecting when  they discovered their autograph complete with a Certificate of Authenticy (which they paid $150 and up) was found to be not authentic.  Part…

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    Started by stephen koschal 1 Reply · Reply by Doctor Looney May 19
  • Stephen Koschal Autographs Wins 2021 Award

    Press ReleaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEStephen Koschal Historical Autographs Receives 2021 Miami AwardMiami Award Program Honors the AchievementMIAMI April 24, 2021 -- Stephen Koschal Historical Autographs has been selected for the 2021 Miami Award in the Autograph Dealers category by the Miami Award Program.Each year, the Miami Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that…

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    Started by stephen koschal 1 Reply · Reply by FightingFraud May 5
  • 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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Mike Frost who also goes by the name of Michael Feigenbaum (taken from court records) who also used…
"Here we go again, remember PAAS and all the autographs that were "never received" through the mail…"
"I sent 3 items to JSA 3 months ago and I think one of my items is already on ebay.  It sure looks…"
"I sent 8 items into JSA 3 years ago.  Guess I should quit waiting for them."
Another member of the White Hat gang goes to jail.  Eric Santonauro according to James Spence was a…
"I'm using a different name to prevent being blacklisted by Premier and RR Auctions but neither now…"
Greg Jeranek posted a photo
The ABC type companies who claim they can authenticate autographs are loosing popularity as…
"Can't wait to see what you have"
"Congratulations Steve.  This beats the hell out of that crazy Herman Darvick story he created all…"
Press ReleaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEStephen Koschal Historical Autographs Receives 2021 Miami…
"Hello American. My name is Wang Wei. I live in Shanghai, China as a businessman. We are good at…"
David Wong, dr. J. Brent, and 10 more joined Autograph Planet
The well run, yearly autograph show date for 2021 has been re-scheduled to September 18, 2021.  It…
Steve Cyrkin has falsely claimed he's an expert 3 times but stated he's not an expert on 76…
"This doesn't surprise me. I've looked at Bomsey's web site and saw other things that troubles me…"
I know that I should't go outside the PADAH members to purchase an autograph but I found this…