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Autograph Mystery Unsolved By Stephen Koschal The autograph mystery that you are about to read is a true story. I publish this brain teaser with the hopes that readers of Autograph Planet will have as much fun as I have had with this puzzle. I am a very active purchaser of autographs and in nearly 50 years I thought I have seen and heard it all. This one beats…Read more…
Chuck Berry, age 90 The Real King of ROCK AND ROLL has left us today, March 18, 2017. Chuck was one amazing man. If it wasn't for him music today would not be what it is. So many bands would not be here. He inspired and touched so many. GOD SPEED to him. Prayers to his family and friends.Read more…
Richard Albersheim, Bill Corcoran, Kevin Keating and Zack Rullo all of PSA Cannot Authenticate a Babe Ruth Signature What’s wrong with this group? Could it be they are all so-called autograph experts who happen to be on the PSADNA team. PSA claims to have on hand the world’s leading autograph experts who they say can use state of the art technology and they have a four level authentication system. Founded in 1998 with 19 years experience and they issue unbiased opinions. The so-called experts…Read more…
Just the other day I had a phone call from an old timer in the hobby. As in many phone calls it seems the name Steve Cyrkin comes up. The conversation is almost always not positive. I was reminded of a story Cyrkin wrote on his web site about me that was 100% fake news. Seems like Cyrkin has never forgiven me for posting his words "that he was shutting down his autograph business (Starbright) while he pulled all the fakes out of his inventory". Obviously very bitter/embarrassed he created…Read more…
Just wondering if anyone in the community has any news on this suit. Last post I saw was that Judge Geck set the trial date of January 17. But we cannot find any published reports or status. Thanks for an insights.
Prosecutors say hundreds of victims bought fake autographs, complete with phony certificates of authenticty on eBay between 2010 and 2015. Clifton Panezich, 30, appeared before a judge in Ohio Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday. According to local media reports, he pleaded guilty to aggravated theft, identity fraud, telecommunications fraud, money laundering, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and three counts of forgery with a forfeiture specification.
hopefully, at sentencing it's not a slap on the wrist. Now, I wonder about those buyers of the fakes.
Panezich pleads guilty
The new company, Beckett Authentication Services, is immediately positioned as a leader in the $500 million authentic autograph industry. Led by Grad and authenticator Brian Sobrero.
BAS is accepting online submissions effective today at the Beckett Authentication Services website.
The proceeds of the auction, being held by the US Marshals Service, will be distributed among the families of 20 people Bulger and his crew were accused of killing, and several of Bulger’s extortion victims.
Bidding will start at 10 a.m. on June 25 at the South Boston convention center, which is offering free admission and holds up to 1,000 people. A Texas auction house, Gaston & Sheehan , will offer a simulcast auction…