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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…
I'm thinking about bidding on this autograph of George W. Bush with impeccable provenance. Before I bid on it does everyone agree this signature is genuine? http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/boldly-signed-president-bush-tls-with-impeccable-25-c-15b4110839Read more…
Nice video on Pawn Stars experts, also including non-expert Steve Grad Skip to Grad segment, 5:23 to 6:35, make sure to watch briefly into the next expert's segment to catch the last bit of Grad's review. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsr8p-HpuOIRead more…
Should you receive an email from someone that goes by the name Grzegorz (Greg) Godula be extremely cautious. He claims to be an uneducated collector but in fact is a seller of autograph and not all he sells is genuine. His address is: OS.2 Pulku Lotniczego 16/18 31868 Krakow, Poland Recently he has contacted two different autograph dealers located in the United States and he has created havoc with both. He purchased a signed photograph of Francisco Franco. He paid with PayPal received the…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…