Official List of "PADAH" Autograph Dealers & Auction Houses



                                                                                                                                July 2021


 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.

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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 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

Adam Andrusier – London, UK

Alexander Historical Auctions – Chesapeake City, MD  Bill Panagopulous                        


Andreas Wiemer Historical Autographs - Kelkheim Germany,


Antiquar & Auktionator - Holland

Artifactcloud@  Weil der Stadt, Germany,  Florian Noller

Bauman Rare Books - N.Y., N.Y.

B&B Rare Books, Ltd.-N.Y., N.Y.  Joshua Mann

Brian & Maria Green, Inc.- Kernersville, NC

Bruce Gimelson Autographs – Garrison, N.Y.

Burkhard Schubert –  Niedernwohren, Germany

classic entertainment autographs - Gary Brucato - Queens, N.Y. -

Charles “Chuck” Bird – Escondido, CA

Cowan’s Auctions – Cincinnati, OH.  Danielle Linn

Custodians of History – Plymouth, MA    Peter Forman

Deco Memorabilia – Beverly Hills, CA   Nelson Deedle

Diana J. Rendell, Inc. -Waban, MA

Erasmushaus Ltd. – Basel, Switzerland

Frameabilia -Alexandria, VA   Rick Badwey

Gerard A.J. Stodolski, Inc. – Bedford, NH

Greg Nazareth – Pompano Beach, FL

Greg Tucker Autographs – Henderson, NV

Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. – Chicago, IL

Historama – Jerusalem, Israel      Martin Teller

Historic Autographs – Coral Springs, FL    Howard Storfer

History Makers Autographs - Nokomis, FL   Steve Nowlin                                       

International Autograph Auctions, Europe SL - Malaga, Spain

Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles – Los Angeles, CA

Jack Bacon & Co. – Reno, NV

J.A. Stargard -  Berlin, Germany

JG Autographs – Peabody, MA   Jared Gendron

Jim Stinson Sports – St.  George, UT

John K. King Books – Detroit, MI

JR’s Autogramme – Nurenberg, Germany Jorg Riess

Julian Browning -  London, UK

Kenneth W, Rendell, Inc. -South Natick, MA

Kotte Autographs -  Rosshaupten, Germany  Thomas Kotte

L’Autographe SA – Geneva, Switzerland   Renato Saggiori  informations@l’

LeLands Auctions – Matawan, NJ    Joshua Evans

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers – Chicago, IL

Librairie Signatures – Paris, France

Lim Antigua –Lucca, Italy      Massimo Fino

Markus Brandes Autographs – Kesswil, Switzerland

Neale Lanigan -  South Piedmont, AL

One of a Kind Auctions – Coral Gables, FL   David Gindy

Pat Claren – Colorado Springs, CO

Profiles in History – Calabasas, CA    Joe Maddallena

R.J.M. Autographs & Antiques – Boston, MA   Bob Minnocci

Rolf Ramseier Autographs – Guntershausen, Switzerland

Ron Gordon – Las Cruuces, NM

Ron Keurajian – Rochester Hills, MI

Ron Meininger Antebellum Cove – Gaithersburg, MD

Schubertide Music & Arts – Newton, MA    Gabriel Boyers

Scripta Historica – Kleindstheim, Germany    Robert Fecher 

Scripta Scientism - Germany

Schulson Autographs – Milburn, NJ     Claudia Strauss

Second Story Books – Washington, DC   Allan Stypeck

Seth Kaller, Inc. – White Plains, NY

Skip Hensel – Metarie, LA

Sophie Duprie Autographs – Calne, UK - Joe Coppola -

Stephen Koschal -  Colorado Springs, CO

Tamino Autographs - N.Y., NY     Nestor Masckauchan

The Bull Pen – N.Y., N.Y.

The Raab Collection – Ardmore, PA      Nathan Raab

The Written Word – Tamworth, NH      Dan Rowe

Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books – San Francisco, CA

Todd Mueller Autograph Auctions – ColoradoSprings, CO


Tom Lingenfelter Heritage Collector’s Society – Doylestown,  PA.

Treasures in Writing – Keystone Heights,  FL    Lynne Keyes

Vintagememorabilia – Bremerton, WA  Gary McAvoy  vmail@vintagememorabilia com

 Whytes - Dubin, Ireland - Ian Whyte -


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. " 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




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