Stephen Koschal, Autograph Authenticator, comments from high profile authenticators
Stephen Koschal has been authenticating autographs professionally since 1967. He has amassed and maintains what is said to be the largest autograph reference library in the world. He is the author of nearly 300 published articles on autographs for all the leading publications in the hobby. He has published several autograph reference books in addition to signature studies used by collectors and professional autograph dealers worldwide. He is the creator of 14 different autograph educational courses that were taught around the United States.
He is also the winner of many awards.
Many believe he is the leading autograph authenticator whose accuracy in authenticating autographs is second to none.
The following are just some comments made in writing by the high profile autograph authenticators in the hobby.
"I, Michael Frost President and lead authenticator of P.A.A.S. Professional Autograph Authentication Services have known Stephen Koschal for over 20 years. I am proud to have worked with Stephen Koschal for many of those years on autograph studies and autograph authentication. I would consider him as the top autograph expert in the world today. Stephen Koschal's library of autograph exemplars is second to none and I have had the pleasure of using and viewing his autograph exemplar library. Stephen Koschal has written many books and 100's of articles on autograph collecting and autograph reviews and authentication. Stephen Koschal is one of my teachers and mentors when it comes to autograph studies and authentication. I have spent 100's of hours working with Stephen Koschal as well as reviewing his authentication work. I have always found him to be very professional and one of the most honest people I ever met within the autograph industry. In all the years I have known Stephen Koschal and worked with him I can not recall a single item ever being returned or questioned on the basis of authentication”…......………….........................Mike Frost, Florida. The new P.A.A.S.
".Steve, thanks so much for your opinion....there are few people in this industry I have trust in their judgment like you" ..............Jimmy Spence, JSA Authentication
"...your work may have helped change the certs which now clearly say that only one or more have looked at the item. Thus in some regard you have been part of the solution... hope your voice changes other policy... in fact when people ask me about you and your expertise I always give you glowing reports in fact I say that you are among the few left who really knows what he's doing..." ...................John Reznikoff, Connecticut, PSA and JSA Authenticator
"...I sit in humble awe-oh great one! The advice was priceless..." .......Gerard A.J. Stodolski, New Hampshire, Authenticator, Professional Autograph Services & Standards, Co.
"...Jimmy (James Spence) and I needed a second opinion on this Nixon piece, and we would like your thoughts..." .....Steve Grad, California, Authenticator PSA/DNA
"...as a matter of public record, Collectors Universe paid over $300,000 in the twelve months ended June 30, 2004 for errors....we continually seek the advice and council of competent individuals outside our organization in the collectibles market-dealers, auctioneers, collectors-such as you..." ....................Michael Haynes, California, Chief Executive Officer, PSA/DNA
"...I love you and admire your energy... I have always looked at you as an honest man and true friend ............Roger Epperson, Texas, JSA Authenticator, RR Auction Authenticator
"your experience always brings a smile to my face...." Richard Simon, Sports Autograph Authenticator
"...Bill (Miller, Autograph Collector Magazine) is a blessing to me. He is truly my best friend and best mentor a person could have. I'm very thankful that through him, I got to know who you are better because he is so honest that I know that when he thinks highly of someone like he does of you, it is dead on target... I would have just liked to see eBay reach out to someone like you in the cases they needed guidance... I think your views on how eBay should correct their problems are important and they should listen. When someone has done something as long as you have, there is wisdom that many can benefit…” ............................Brandon Mysinger, California, Global Authenticator, eBay Authenticator