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  • Official List- Preferred Autograph Dealers and Auction Houses "PADAH"

                                                                                                                                                                                              THE OFFICIAL LIST                                          of Preferred Autograph Dealers and Auction Houses                                                                             “PADAH”                                                                                                                        …

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  • Steve Cyrkin, hobby troublemaker, insults 70 members of PADAH

    Cyrkin, the hobby trouble maker, is at it again. Now he insults 70 professional autograph dealers who are members of PADAH (Professional Autograph Dealers & Auction Houses). Cyrkin yesterday sent an email to a member of PADAH saying that these dealers are taking part: " is a counterfeit dealer's program....all members of PADAH are intended to fool people....."His continuance of childish behavior only rips the hobby apart but thankfully only to those who are uneducated. Cyrkin's long time…

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  • Michael Collins (Astronaut) original paintings among most recent activity

    Investors are searching out for original paintings by astronaut Michael Collins.  Collins who was born in 1930 is now 89 yerars old.  He painted with watercolors of different subjects of places he visited. Usually his works are appx. 14"X20" and quite colorful.  Most of his paintings are signed and dated.Originals are becoming very hard to find as it appears Collins is now putting out limited edition signed prints.Some of the printed limited and numbered prints are presently selling for more…

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  • Bess Truman Autograph Study...PSA passes a forged Margaret Truman


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  • The International Autograph Community would  be terrified if they were aware of how many forgeries, preprinted and secretarial signatures that are being sold that come with Certificates Of Authenticty from sellers of autographs that claim to be members of the UACC.

    The Certificate of Authenticty Reference Library is associated with PADAH. The library is overwhelmed with autographs that are deemed forgeries by three autograph experts. Each of the forgeries comes with a COA stating that the seller is a member of the UACC.  The following are six more forged signatures donated to the Library that come with COA's from UACC members.  Elizabeth Taylor

    3642853726?profile=RESIZE_710x  Robert Downey, Jr.…

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  • Horrific Forgeries Offered by Auction House

    In today's autograph market and with all the reference books on autograph collecting how can trash like this pass the "experts" at a well known autction house?

    There is absolutely no excuse for mistakes like this to take place.  It makes one wonder what ealse has been passed for genuine by the auction house "expert".   

    How can this many mistakes be made in one lot?  Obviously these books came from the same consignor.  Wouldn't you love to know who the consignor is?  You got 8 days left to make a bid....3635011360?profile=RESIZE_710x

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  • PADAH Membership List March/April 2019

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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 in…

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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.1353795?profile=original 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.
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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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Investors are searching out for original paintings by astronaut Michael Collins.  Collins who was b…
"I've known instances where thR&R's cover items  didn't sell. they retrned the item to the consignor…"
"DB, great educational information for readers of Autograph Planet. Thanks for the input."
"This is bad for all the fraudsters including John Reznikoff, Steve Grad, James Spence, RR Auctions…"
"Didn't the person who had him look at it say, "well you authenticated this and you said it was good…"
"What i had heard from somebody that had talked to Kays family is that they felt she was drugged, an…"
Supreme Court Delivers Blow to Autograh Authentication! March 23, 1999 Gumbo tire Co Vs. Carmichael…
"I have talked with Kay Burris's widower and it does seem RR Auction killed their employee to cover…"
"What about his dealings with Joe Long and ROCKOGRAPHS from the 80's and 90's?"
"Can people who bought items from him, who have later found out that what he sold them were fakes, c…"
"HAHA!! I saw where Roger can tell pen pressure, and slant and that the same hand signed a album fro…"
This is a Developing story, waiting on the images and emails regarding it and they will be posted w…
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