Herman Darvick after many years of denial has finally admitted to forging autographs of the Presidents of the United States beginning with Dwight D. Eisenhower. Herman Darvick is the only Charter Member of the U.A.C.C. to be expelled from the club for ethics violations.
During the early 1980's while Darvick was President of the U.A.C.C. and I was voted by the membership to be one of their Directors, Darvick would forge autographs of the Presidents in front of me. He would show off and brag about how good he thought he was.
At one New York U.A.C.C. show, Darvick sitting at a table, said to me he would write something very special for me. He said, if I ever needed money I could possibly get $100,00 to a quarter of a million dollars for it. What could be worth that kind of money that he could produce? This struck my curiosity as I couldn't imagine what he was talking about. With a smirk on his face usually seen on the face of a con-man he started to write on a slip which he covered with one hand so I was not to see what he was writing.
When he finished he handed me the slip and said to keep it as a special gift from him.
Below is the slip of paper with the Herman Darvick original forgery
It reads: "11/20/63, Dear Lee (Harvey Oswald) We'll be in Dallas on Friday. Don't forget our deal! Lyndon B. Johnson."
Herman Darvick is still part of the autograph hobby, listing items on eBay and also listed as an "expert" for Political/Historical autographs for one of the high profile companies who claim they can authenticate autographs.