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  • Autograph Dealers, Many should be called Autograph Sellers

    Autograph Dealers, most should be called Autograph Sellers Are you looking for a certain autograph but don’t know which dealer to trust/  For peace of mind, try choosing a professional autograph dealer who is up to date on the latest news about autograph authenticating go to and choose a dealer who is a member of PADAH.Thousands of articles on autographs have been written in trade magazines. Many are on the subject of Autopen, secretarial and preprinted signatures. …

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  • Mikhail Gorbachev Autopen signature discovered

    A photograph of Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan embracing was extremely popular at the time. Thousands of photographs were requested by collectors to be signed by Mikhail Gorbachev.  This tremendous undertaking was dealt with by using the dreaded Autopen machine.Because of the high volume of requests, many different pens were changed and used under fairly similar conditions.  On occasion, the operator of the machine may have had  a window open causing a slight breeze to enter the room.  A…

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  • Help Needed Identifying 9 1930s-40s UK Actors, Please

    Hi ya, Can anyone identify any of these 9 autographs of 1930s-40s UK actors? I say UK because the rest of the autograph album is full of UK actors from the same period. Thanks in advance,Indy Ps: 'CHERRY XXXXXXX' may just tax the brain a little lol

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  • Beckett Authenticating, Steve Grad once again proves he is incompetent

    This is quite serious and shows the lack of knowledge and lack of research yet the ability to take the money from a collector for a worthless authentication.  The following is just another example, why over seventy dealers will not accept a return for anything that comes with a COA attached to Steve Grad who works for Beckett.  One major dealer has just called Grad, in writing a JOKE!Follow this insanity, the title of the Magazine is "Bert Sugar's Fight Game".  On the left side of the cover is…

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  • 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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Autograph Dealers, most should be called Autograph Sellers Are you looking for a certain autograph…
A photograph of Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan embracing was extremely popular at the time.…
A Maris updated their profile
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"The second is Claude Hulbert, and the third is Ronald Frankau"
" Two have now been identified, the first is Leni Lynn, and the fourth is Tamara Desni.
I was going…"
Hi ya, Can anyone identify any of these 9 autographs of 1930s-40s UK actors? I say UK because the…
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This is quite serious and shows the lack of knowledge and lack of research yet the ability to take…
 Bobby Livingston <> Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 12:40 PM To: Steve Cyrkin…
How bad are the ABC type authenticating companies?  Worse than you can even imagine. Basically many…
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                     TAKE THE FOLLOWING WARNING VERY SERIOUS.       The following stories are from…
The scam of authenticating autographs by the ABC companies who claim they can authenticte…
Not long ago contact was made with most of the high profile auction houses who  offer autograph…
Another collector who is self educated.............. A collector who just purchaed an autograph…
                         Official List of "PADAH" Autograph Dealers & Auction Houses               …
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…"