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  • List of Preferred Autograph Dealers and Auction Houses

        THE OFFICIAL LIST  of Preferred Autograph Dealers and Auction Houses “PADAH”                                                                                                                                                                      October 2018   The following list, very carefully put together, is of those autograph dealers and auction houses that pass muster in the COA Reference Library.  The list consists of those who have clean records with regard to their associations in the…

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  • Preferred Autograph Dealer and Auction House Logo

     The Certificate of Authenticity Reference Library is pleased to announce  the creation of the official logo for the Preferred Autograph Dealers and Auction House (PADAH) group. It is highly recommended that those dealers and auction houses whose names are included in the group listing post this logo on their web sites and catalogs.   The names are updated and published monthly on this web site. The names listed are considered by many to be the most ethical and professional in the world of…

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  • Preferred Autograph Dealers and Auction Houses (PADAH) Breaking News

    Dozens of the listed preferred autograph dealers and auction houses can look forward to displaying a logo on their web sites and catalogs in the near future. The list of Preferred Autograph Dealers and Auction Houses can be found on this web site. The list is updated monthly. PADAH or Preferred Autograph Dealers & Auction Houses is a division of the Certifiate of Authenticity Reference Library. At this time the library holds the largest collection of what is believed to be fradulent autographs…

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  • Signatures of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, What Happened

    Does anyone here on Planet know why the signatures of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice of the Supreme Court, has skyrocked in price?

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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…

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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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  • UACC President Michael Hecht Dies

    My one and only interaction with UACC Hecht & NitBert was met with them closing ranks, threats of expulsion (like I gave a rat's ass) and diversionary tactics.  They couldn't even find the membership number - it might as well be a 2nd rate circus sideshow. While a not a fan of UACC leadership; may the road rise to meet you Hecht on your new journey. 

    It is with great sadness that I tell you that our president and one of my best friends Michael Hecht has passed away after a long illness. Mike fought a brave battle and never let you feel sorry for him which sums up why he had so many friends. I knew Mike for over 30 years. We talked regularly and emailed a lot. He was the best a man could aspire and will be missed by many.
    Al Wittnebert…

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  • 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

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  • Beckett launches authentication services

    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.

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  • Boston Globe article cites US Marshalls office conducting an auction of seized Bulger Items

    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 online. Organizers hope to stage the auction room to resemble the layout of the two-bedroom apartment where Bulger and Greig lived.

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  • My other hobby!

    If you do not recognize this and enjoy basketball cards as much as I do, You might want to find a new hobby Lol!
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   THE OFFICIAL LIST of Preferred Autograph Dealers and Auction Houses“PADAH”                      …
 The Certificate of Authenticity Reference Library is pleased to announce  the creation of the offi…
Dozens of the listed preferred autograph dealers and auction houses can look forward to displaying…
"Mr. Koschal, amazing information. You must have the largest autograph reference library in the enti…"
"Here's an illustration of the mock check of Ruth Bader Ginsburg that upset her so much. This is the…"
"Prices of Justice Ginsburg's signatures indeed have risen dramatically in the last several years. I…"
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                                        THE OFFICIAL LIST                of Preferred Autograph Dea…
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