I was looking up a person who authored a book about autograph collecting and found something interesting.
He is a renowned autograph forger!
Mr. Herman Darvick.
I remember first seeing this book back when I was in junior high school, mid 1980’s.
I’ll try to not be too long winded, promise.
A few years ago my lady and I go to Portland,OR.
We go to the famous Powell’s book store. HUGE is the word for that store.
I find a copy of the book and it is signed by Darvick!
Here’s the kicker. The book is a children’s book as your well aware with some child collectors mentioned in the book.
The book is inscribed to one of those children, a Georgia Terry. Isn’t that crazy?
Now, here’s a question. On your website I see a program of an auction Darvick held that is signed by him.
You state that signatures of autograph forgers are quite scarce and somewhat desirable.
Why is that? Now not that I care because I’m not a seller but strictly a collector but will ask anyway. Is this book worth much??
I mostly collect hockey, signed cards mostly but got some other signed items.
At this moment over 2600 different signed cards. 1145 of them in person acquires. Best autographs are ones you get yourself right.
Any info you may have on that book would be appreciated.