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Under the Presidency of Michael HechtUACC Hit’s ANOTHER Remarkable New Low If you are in the autograph hobby, being a collector or dealer, you have witnessed basically the collapse of the UACC (Universal Autograph Collectors Club). This group has been reduced to a web site under the presidency of Michael Hecht. Recently a few dealer members were asked why they were still sending in dues to the UACC. Basically, the response was force of habit. Asked “What do they get for their membership…Read more…
Bill Chapman - Sport Collectors, Inc. Issues a Useless COAConfirmed by “Useless Autograph COA Collection Library” Recently donated to the Useless Autograph COA Collection Library by a well respected autograph dealer was the worst forgery of Harper Lee that we have seen and we’ve seen many. The signature is on the half title page in the book “To Kill A Mockingbird” 40th Anniversary Edition, 6th printing. See illustration below. Forged signature of Harper Lee It is inconceivable how anyone…Read more…
UACC Auction - Not What it Appears- Caution Typical UACC “BS” and not much more. This auction needs a much closer look before you leap. The heading on the home page speaks for itself. “You have reached the largest and most diversified autograph auction on the Internet…” Nothing can be further than the truth!The largest….not even close. Anyone can find numerous auctions with more material on a regular basis than what is found on the UACC auction site. “The most respected….?” Can these people be…Read more…
Certificates of AuthenticityVery Few Have any ValueMost are Scams After all that has been written about COA’s there are still some collectors who fall into the trap that one need a COA to protect themselves. Truth is, is you purchase an autograph from a legitimate dealer there is absolutely no need for a COA. A COA is nothing more than an opinion. In many cases a parrot opinion is just as accurate as most of the so-called sellers of autographs who issue a COA. In court, most judges will tell…Read more…
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…