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  • 1353895?profile=RESIZE_1024x1024Hello everyone. Happy to be a part of this forum. On my 60th day my son gave this as a gift. I love it and I thought I might want to have it authenticated and graded by PSA/DNA. He got this autograph in trade and I was told it was 100% real. Well, As you might know It will cost $250 to have it authenticated by PSA( real or not). I not sure that It's totally real. I have some reservations the (i)'s in Jimi. Did he ever not dot his i's ? or are they to small to see. It seems that he just touched it with the pen. I would appreciate any help from anyone. I hope It's real. It's something I can pass down to my grandchild. I'm a big Hendrix fan. Saw him at the Singer Bowl in 1968.Thank you all. Jimi%202.jpg

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  • Beatles autograph set from 1964

    Here are my beatles autographs signed in September 1964. I bought it this way, it suffered UV damage but it is still beautiful!
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  • Professional Autograph Authentication Service
     
    Mike Frost of the newly ressurected P.A.A.S. has apparently  joined the "dark side" of the hobby and is bent on attacking many persons well known in the autograph business. Frost is known for many years to be in some financial difficulty.  He has a habit of stating lies about his competitors and has not long ago blasted a person named Roger Epperson.  Many hurtful and ugly statements were posted by Frost on different internet sites about Epperson, Including the IADA-CC website that he claims to NOT own. Epperson sued Frost and Frost posted an apology stating he "appologize's for false and malicious accusations made against Roger Epperson and his companies..."
    Frost has admitted to writing false an malicious statements. This is also not the first time Frost has been sued.
    This is just the tip of the iceberg regarding what Frost is capable of doing to those who don't fit in with his agenda.
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  • Sometimes it’s tough to determine who is honest when asking for assistance. Many times there are shady individuals who have no interest in hearing your opinion or the truth on any matter. Instead they just want to use your free opinion to hit you over the head with it. It makes sense especially after they purchased the dud but why even ask?

    Three or four days ago a Tony Bonich contacted me by email asking for my opinion on the authenticity of the Bob Dylan autograph shown below. I ignored him. A couple of days later he emails me the following;

    On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 12:02 PM, Tony Bonich <bonichd@aol.com> wrote:
    Hi Todd did you get the email with the Dylan signed photo ?
    If so I would be interested in your thoughts if possible
    Best
    Tony


    I decided to look into it further since he was persistent. I noticed the signature was one of the easier exemplar’s to forge, basically in block scripted writing. Even a novice forger could probably produce this example. I also noticed there was nothing at

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  • Kookie Kooke; lend me your comb!    Efrem Zimbalist Jr., the son of famous musical parents who established his own lasting celebrity in two of television's most popular series, "77 Sunset Strip" and "The F.B.I.," died Friday at age 95.

    Zimbalist died at his Solvang home in California's bucolic horse country, said family friend Judith Moose, who released a statement from his children Stephanie Zimbalist and Efrem Zimbalist III.

    "We are heartbroken to announce the passing into peace of our beloved father, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., today at his Solvang ranch," the statement read. "He actively enjoyed his life to the last day, showering love on his extended family, playing golf and visiting with close friends."

    Zimbalist's stunning good looks and cool, deductive manner made him the ideal star as the hip private detective ferreting out Hollywood miscreants in "77 Sunset Strip," which aired from 1958 to 1964. As soon as that show ended he segued seamlessly into "The F.B.I." which aired from 1

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  • Mickey Rooney now belongs to the Ages

    "I've been married so many times, I'm the only guy you know that has a marriage license made out 'to whom it may concern,'" Rooney once said.

    An original triple threat; A Hollywood survey once asked many stars of who they had worked with that they felt had the most talent.  Mickey Rooney's name came out on top.

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    Rooney was born Joesph Yule Jr. to vaudeville parents; he started in silent films at the age of 6. Talkies followed, including a 20-year-run playing an all-American boy-next-door named Andy Hardy, whose first obsession was an all-American girl-next-door Judy Garland, including "Babes in Arms" (1939), "Strike up the Band" (1940), "Babes on Broadway" (1941) and "Girl Crazy" (1943). They went on to star together in other musicals as well. Call it chemistry, call it movie magic. Together, they were unstoppable.

    Rooney did drama, too. His first serious role was the troubled youngster to Spencer Tracy's patient priest in "Boys Town" -- a film that earned him the first of his two hon

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  • EBay Boots EMRs from EMR Program

    It would appear that EBay has a strategy shift which was undefined.  I muse if it will be based on selling more forgeries or even predicated that NOONE, except they, can remove a forgery with a cert on it by PSA/DNA, JSA or other accepted TPAs. 

    Many of the EMRs, if not all of them as I understand, received this unsigned form letter as appreciation for the thousands of hours of work they have put in.   Adding more insult is the Have a wonderful time shopping and selling on eBay! 

    Just coincidence that this action comes on the heels of John Gonzale's statement on the state of the EBAY fraud Unit & PSA/DNA, perhaps!   However, since brooke jackson took over the CIT has gone down hill culminating in the move of it's central function from Utah in the US to the Ireland EBAY.  Maybe they are employing AFTAL as part of this new strategy.

    Dear Member, 


    We are writing in regards to your participation in the Enhanced Member Reporting Program, we'd like to thank you for your active involvement and
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  • Shirley Temple now belongs to the Ages

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  • As you read this a "The White House" card with a three word sentiment and signature of John F. Kennedy is being offered on eBay for a bid of $700 or a "Buy It Now" price of $1,000.  The ebay item number is 261389626324.
     
    The seller is listed as "franceskka14"  in the New York area and has no feedbacks.
     
    This item comes with a full Letter of Authenticity with the usual signatures including Steve Grad. Grad is the one who states he uses electronic microscopes and other equipment to be able to be able to "sniff out the imitations".
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    Problem is the three word sentiment and signature of JFK is a printed facsimile. These cards do come on the market from time to time and on the verso of these cards are printed "This is a facsimile reproduction."
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    On this particular card some corrupt person/conservator has removed the statement and placed over the same area where the statement has been removed  a Seal of The President of the United States.
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  • Fake NY Giant Game used at center of Lawsuit

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    So much for game used if these allegations prove to be accurate.  Pictured is sitting in the HOF and is suppose to be an Eli Manning Game Used Helmet from his 2008 superbowl.  Claims that NYG equipment manager, Joe Skibba, was involved with others in doctoring game used equipment.   Steiner Auctions, who at this time, are not involved in the scheme are alledged however to have sold many pieces thru their auctions to unwitting buyers.

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    according to the NY Post page 6's  Kaja Whitehouse

    ; Two-time Super Bowl MVP Manning took part in the scheme so he could hang on to his personal items, according to the documents.

    The memorabilia ruse is so common among Giants players and staffers, the documents claim, that team equipment manager Joe Skiba openly discussed Manning’s fake game gear on an official Giants e-mail account.

    The lawsuit emerged as Manning’s big brother, Peyton, prepares to lead the Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday’s Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium, the Giants

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  • Got to meet Lou Gossett, Jr!

    1353971?profile=RESIZE_1024x10241354300?profile=RESIZE_1024x10241354435?profile=RESIZE_1024x10241354467?profile=RESIZE_1024x10241354470?profile=RESIZE_1024x10241354473?profile=RESIZE_1024x1024Lou Gossett, Jr. attended the opening of a new Aegis on Madison is Seattle last weekend. Early attendees were treated to a pre-signed book and, even better, we got to meet him later in the afternoon.

    And, oh yeah...GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Howard Hopalong Cassady was the winner of the Heisman Tropy (1955) and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.  A storage unit belonging to Cassady was broken into in Ohio and hundreds of artifacts and memorabilia were stolen. Collectors/dealers/auction houses be on the lookout.  Should items you suspect may come from Cassady's collection, please call (614) 443-3786.

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  • Important Notice To The Autograph Community

    Many collectors use a Post Office Box for receiving mail. Reason is, they may have a valuable autograph collection and don't want others to know where they live.  Some dealers and auction houses prefer to ship autographed items via United Parcel Service.  In the past, United Parcel Service would not ship a package to a Post Office Box, until now.

    For those with Post Office Boxes and want to have UPS ship to your Post Office Box, obtain from your local Post Office a form "Customer Agreement for P.O. Box Service Enhancements." 

     

    With this new service, collectors have the option of using the street address of their Post Office location for your mailing address, in addition to your P.O. Box number.  When the application if filled out, you can then give the sender your name, Post Office Street SAddress and your P.O. Box number, city, state and zip code.

    Some small Post Offices may not participate in this new service.

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  • Joan Crawford Secretarial PSA

    3 currently offered on Ebay, double check me:

    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=121186353596

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    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=150613177962

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  • If You Were To Die Today...

    ...what would become of your collection? Would a family member or friend be able to gather, sort and preserve it, or offer it for sale, for a reasonable price?I thought about this recently I'm not even certain my family would know what to make of the stuff I've acquired.If they did get it together, they'd get pennies on the dollar.Even savy collectors require effort and patience to often simply break even.Not to say that that isn't true with many fields of collecting.
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  • Boston Marathon runners finish their race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    Boston Marathoners finish their race. (Getty Images)

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Just minutes before the start of the Indy 500, a few dozen racers hit the frontstretch at a considerably slower speed than the 33 cars that would follow. But they received at least as many cheers.

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway reached out to the Boston Athletic Association, inviting people who were unable to finish the Boston Marathon because of the bombing last month. Non-finishers in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Illinois, 35 in all, came to IMS to run a ceremonial half-mile right before noon.

    “We’re here having a lot of fun today. We were treated like dignitaries,” he said, “but there were a lot of people who were hurt in the bombings. And people died. We ran for them today. They couldn’t be here and we could so we ran for them.”

    “The tragedy last month in Boston still resonates with everyone, so we wanted to give runners the chance to

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