In the international world of collecting autographs, PADAH is unique. It is by far the largest and most respected profssional autograph group. Its goal is to ensure collectors of autographs and signed books have a place to go to acquire genuine autographs. The members of PADAH have proven themselves to be true professionals in the business. It would be a very rare experience that any collector would have an unpleasant situation dealing with one of its members. PADAH is free of corruption and politics! There is no money involved in PADAH, no collection of membership dues and no hiding of yearly accounting reports. PADAH is operated by a handful of volunteers. Membership is FREE.
For more information about being a member email: email@example.com
Should a collector have an unpleasant encounter with a seller or especially a company who claims to authenticate autographs, outside of the PADAH family, we cannot help you get a refund. However, we may be able to give you guidance through our COA Reference Library where records are maintained of those who sell forgeries or mis-authenticate autographs on a regular basis.
Most importantly, many collectors and most dealers are aware of the thousands of serious mistakes made by those companies who claim they can authenticate autographs.
Should any collector purchase an autographed item from a member of PADAH and is ignorant enough to waste money on having the item authenticated by the ABC type authenticating companies, PADAH professionals are NOT required to issue a refund.
A guess or an opinion from one of those companies is basically useless. In almost all cases the collector will not know who examined their autograph and will be unable to find out who did so when contacting the company. In most cases it really does not matter. The bill of sale from a PADAH member is a collectors only legal document!
Before purchasing an autograph, look at the updated monthly list of PADAH members on www.theautographplanet.com or just look for the PADAH logo on the dealers web site.
These are autograph professionals who research their items and will honor their guarantee of authenticity.
The following professional autograph dealers, auction houses and book dealers who offer signed books do their diligence authenticating the autographs they sell.
There are dealers who may have been inadvertently left off the list.
May we hear from you for possible submission?
Abraham Lincoln Bookshop – Dan Weinberg, Chicago, IL Lincoln@aol.com
Adam Andrusier – London, UK firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexander Historical Auctions – Chesapeake City, MD Bill Panagopulous
Andreas Wiemer Historical Autographs - Kelkheim Germany,
Antiquar & Auktionator - Holland
Artifactcloud@ Weil der Stadt, Germany, Florian Noller email@example.com
Bauman Rare Books - N.Y., N.Y. firstname.lastname@example.org
B&B Rare Books, Ltd.-N.Y., N.Y. Joshua Mann email@example.com
Brian & Maria Green, Inc.- Kernersville, NC firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce Gimelson Autographs – Garrison, N.Y. email@example.com
Burkhard Schubert – Niedernwohren, Germany firstname.lastname@example.org
classic entertainment autographs - Gary Brucato - Queens, N.Y. - email@example.com
Charles “Chuck” Bird – Escondido, CA firstname.lastname@example.org
Cowan’s Auctions – Cincinnati, OH. Danielle Linn email@example.com
Custodians of History – Plymouth, MA Peter Forman firstname.lastname@example.org
Deco Memorabilia – Beverly Hills, CA Nelson Deedle
Diana J. Rendell, Inc. -Waban, MA email@example.com
Erasmushaus Ltd. – Basel, Switzerland firstname.lastname@example.org
Frameabilia -Alexandria, VA Rick Badwey email@example.com
Gerard A.J. Stodolski, Inc. – Bedford, NH firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Nazareth – Pompano Beach, FL
Greg Tucker Autographs – Henderson, NV email@example.com
Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. – Chicago, IL firstname.lastname@example.org
Historama – Jerusalem, Israel Martin Teller email@example.com
Historic Autographs – Coral Springs, FL Howard Storfer firstname.lastname@example.org
History Makers Autographs - Nokomis, FL Steve Nowlin email@example.com
International Autograph Auctions, Europe SL - Malaga, Spain firstname.lastname@example.org
Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles – Los Angeles, CA email@example.com
Jack Bacon & Co. – Reno, NV firstname.lastname@example.org
J.A. Stargard - Berlin, Germany email@example.com
JG Autographs – Peabody, MA Jared Gendron
Jim Stinson Sports – St. George, UT
John K. King Books – Detroit, MI firstname.lastname@example.org
JR’s Autogramme – Nurenberg, Germany Jorg Riess email@example.com
Julian Browning - London, UK firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenneth W, Rendell, Inc. -South Natick, MA email@example.com
Kotte Autographs - Rosshaupten, Germany Thomas Kotte firstname.lastname@example.org
L’Autographe SA – Geneva, Switzerland Renato Saggiori informations@l’autographie.com
LeLands Auctions – Matawan, NJ Joshua Evans email@example.com
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers – Chicago, IL firstname.lastname@example.org
Librairie Signatures – Paris, France
Lim Antigua –Lucca, Italy Massimo Fino email@example.com
Markus Brandes Autographs – Kesswil, Switzerland firstname.lastname@example.org
Neale Lanigan - South Piedmont, AL
One of a Kind Auctions – Coral Gables, FL David Gindy email@example.com
Pat Claren – Colorado Springs, CO firstname.lastname@example.org
Profiles in History – Calabasas, CA Joe Maddallena email@example.com
R.J.M. Autographs & Antiques – Boston, MA Bob Minnocci firstname.lastname@example.org
Rolf Ramseier Autographs – Guntershausen, Switzerland email@example.com
Ron Gordon – Las Cruuces, NM firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron Keurajian – Rochester Hills, MI
Ron Meininger Antebellum Cove – Gaithersburg, MD antebellumcovers.com
Schubertide Music & Arts – Newton, MA Gabriel Boyers email@example.com
Scripta Historica – Kleindstheim, Germany Robert Fecher firstname.lastname@example.org
Scripta Scientism - Germany
Schulson Autographs – Milburn, NJ Claudia Strauss email@example.com
Second Story Books – Washington, DC Allan Stypeck firstname.lastname@example.org
Seth Kaller, Inc. – White Plains, NY email@example.com
Skip Hensel – Metarie, LA
Sophie Duprie Autographs – Calne, UK firstname.lastname@example.org
sportsintegrity.com - Joe Coppola - Joe@sportsintegrity.com
Stephen Koschal - Colorado Springs, CO email@example.com
Tamino Autographs - N.Y., NY Nestor Masckauchan firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bull Pen – N.Y., N.Y. email@example.com
The Raab Collection – Ardmore, PA Nathan Raab firstname.lastname@example.org
The Written Word – Tamworth, NH Dan Rowe email@example.com
Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books – San Francisco, CA firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd Mueller Autograph Auctions – ColoradoSprings, CO
Tom Lingenfelter Heritage Collector’s Society – Doylestown, PA. email@example.com
Treasures in Writing – Keystone Heights, FL Lynne Keyes firstname.lastname@example.org
Vintagememorabilia – Bremerton, WA Gary McAvoy vmail@vintagememorabilia com
Whytes - Dubin, Ireland - Ian Whyte - email@example.com
Thank you, Steve, and all the best. You and your fellow members of PADAH deserve a big round of applause for bringing integrity and honesty to this field of collecting. Jim D, N.C.
Steve, it seems everything you touch turns to gold. This list is precious, no need to go anywhere else. A safe place to purchase autographs. Mike J. Iowa
Steve, the last four things I bought you authenticated them as not genuine. I learned my lesson and will only purchase from members of PADAH.” Mark L, Florida
Mr. K. "....as a past member of the U.A.C.C., PADAH is like night and day, I really appreciate the PADAH list of professionals, I have vowed to only purchase from their members and as of today have had no problems. Finally a breathe of fresh air..." Carol P. GA
Steve, "using your authentication service is heavenly. Tired of paying up to $150.00 using others in the past and finding out their opinion is wrong is disheartening. I really appreciate you flat rate no mater what the value of the autograph.' Julius, Amsterdam
STEPHEN "I don't know what came over me but I decided to go to one of thosee ABC type authenting companies to get a second opinion on my Babe Ruth autograph and paid $400. They failed it, since then two PADAH members who I offered to sell it to said it was genuine. Never again will I use those ABC type companies....." Kevin M., California
Mr. Koschal. "I purchased three autographs from two different PADAH members. I have to see for myself what this authenticating scam was all about. I contacted PAAS and Beckett for a second opinion and told them what website to go to to look at the autographs. Both companies stated that the three autographs were not likely to pass authentication. All the negative stories I have read about the autheticating companies have to be true. Live and learn............." Juan C. Puerto Ricoo