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A Book Review KEURAJIAN, Ron: Collecting Historical Autographs. A Book Review by Stephen Koschal Every autograph collector or dealer will tell you the most important element of collecting or selling is the knowledge or facts about the item you are purchasing or marketing. In this book, author Ron Keurajian, shares his nearly fifty…Read more…
Poor Zach Rullo, used to be senior authenticator with PSA/DNA now just an 'authenticator' same as newcomers Albersheim and Corcoran, who have been there for a cup of coffee. Rullo got his title demoted after 13 years faithful service to PSA/DNA., the last 10+ of those years as the "Senior Authenticator" Now just one of the crowd. Once Grad was gone, his experience should have garnered him the 'Principal Authenticator' title vacated by Grad. Too bad undying loyalty to a company results in a…Read more…
Todd Mueller Enterprise’s Golf’s Greatest card set approaches a quarter century anniversary By Ron Keurajian One of the cornerstones of the sports memorabilia hobby is the limited edition sports card. According to Todd Mueller, a total of 100 uncut sheets were issued and released into the market. Fifty of these sheets were signed by Bart Forbes, with the remaining signed by Mueller. Through the years there have been many sets from various sports. The two most popular are…Read more…
Just another thing to worry about. Checks signed by celebrities are starting to flood the autograph market. Checks signed by celebrities in all fields are involved. There is one seller on the Internet offering over 4,500 checks signed by celebrities in all fields. Marilyn Monroe, Babe Ruth and all the most popular names are being offered. Many sell in the $25-45 range. The seller states they are high quality reprints. Rules are you are not allowed to resell checks that come from his company…Read more…
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…