of Preferred Autograph Dealers and Auction Houses


                                                                                                                                              November  2019

 In the international world of collecting autographs, PADAH is unique.  Its goal is to ensure collectors of autographs and signed books have a place to go to acquire genuine autographs. The members of PADAH are the true professionals in the business. It would be a very rare experience that any  collector would have an unpleasant situation dealing with one of its members.  PADAH is free of corruption and politics!  There is no money involved in PADAH, no collection of membership dues and no hiding of yearly accounting reports. PADAH is operated by a handful of volunteers. Membership is FREE.

Should a collector have an unpleasant encounter with a seller outside of  the PADAH family, we cannot help you get a refund. However, we may be able to give you guidance through our COA Reference Library where records are maintained of those who sell forgeries on a regular basis and listings of the many sellers who have been removed from other autograph organizations.

Most importantly,  many collectors and most dealers are aware of the thousands of serious mistakes made by those companies who claim they can authenticate autographs.  Should any collector purchase an autographed item from a member of PADAH and is ignorant enough to waste money on having the item authenticated by the ABC type authenticating companies, PADAH professionals are NOT required to issue a refund.  A guess or an opinion from one of those companies is basically useless. In almost all cases the collector will not know who examined their autograph and will be unable to find out who did so when contacting the company. In most cases it really doesn’t matter.  The bill of sale from a PADAH member is a collectors only legal document!

When purchasing an autograph look at the updated monthly list of PADAH members or just look for the PADAH logo on their web site.

The following list, very carefully put together, is of those autograph dealers and auction houses that pass muster in the COA Reference Library.  The list consists of those who have clean records with regard to their associations in the industry, lack of ethics complaints, not associated with issuing “useless COA’s” and have had a sterling reputation over several years or more.  These are autograph professionals who research their items and will honor their guarantee of authenticity.

 The following professional autograph dealers do their diligence authenticating the autographs they sell.  

  There are dealers who may have been inadvertently left off the list.  May we hear from you for possible submission?

                                            Congratulations to new members of the PADAH Family

 Ron Meininger,-Antebellum Covers, MD

Tom Lingenfelter- Heritage Collector’s Society, PA


 Abraham Lincoln Bookshop – IL

Adam Andrusier - UK

Alexander Historical Auctions - MD

Andreas Wiemer Historical Autographs - Germany

Antiquar & Auktionator - Holland

Archives Historical Autographs – VA Germany, originally Space Flori

Bauman Rare Books - PA

Brian & Maria Green, NC

Bruce Gimelson, N.Y.

Burkhard Schubert – Germany

Charles “Chuck” Bird - CA

Cowan’s Auctions - OH

Custodians of History - MA

Deco Memorabilia - CA

Diana J. Rendell, Inc. - MA

Erasmushaus Ltd. – Switzerland

Frameabilia - VA

Gerard A.J. Stodolski, Inc. - NH

Greg Nazareth - FL

Greg Tucker Autographs - NV

Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. – IL

Historama – Jerusalem, Israel

Historic Autographs - FL

Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles - CA

Jack Bacon & Co. - NV

J.A. Stargard - Germany

JG Autographs - MA

Jim Stinson Sports - UT

John K. King Books - MI

JR’s Autogramme - Germany

Julian Browning - UK

Kenneth W, Rendell, Inc. - MA

Kotte Autographs - Germany

LeLands Auctions - NY

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers - IL

Librairie Signatures - France

Lim Antigua – Italy

Markus Brandes Autographs - Switzerland

Neale Lanigan - AL

One of a Kind Auctions - FL

Pat Claren - CO

Profiles in History – CA

Renato Saggiori – Switzerland

R.J.M. Autographs & Antiques - MA

Rolf Ramseier Autographs - Switzerland

Ron Gordon - NM

Ron Keurajian – MI

Ron Meininger - Antebellum Covers, MD.

Schubertide Music & Arts - MA

Scripta Historica - Germany

Scripta Scientism - Germany

Schulson Autographs - NY

Seaport Autographs - CT

Second Story Books - DC

Seth Kaller, Inc. – NY

Skip Hensel - LA

Sophie Duprie Autographs - UK

Star Shots - FL

Stephen Koschal - CO

Tamino Autographs, N.Y.

The Raab Collection - PA

The Written Word - NH

Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books - CA

Todd Mueller Autograph Auctions – CO

Tom Lingenfelter - Heritage Collector’s Society, PA.

Treasures in Writing – FL

Vintagememorabilia - WA

Walls of Fame – FL



Thank you, Steve, and all the best. You and your fellow members of PADAH deserve a big round of applause for bringing integrity and honesty to this field of collecting.    Jim D, N.C.

Just wanted to let you know when purchasing autographs especially at auction I've now chosen only dealer's who are mebers of PADAH. The list of members has saved me much time sifting through hundreds of questionable sellers of autographs.  Mike J, Davenport, IA

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