"In my opinion The Manuscript Society has changed little since its inception. It is not really a club for autograph collectors. I think the name of the club says it all. I believe the organization really turned south under the presidency of Ed Boms…"
"Karl, you hit the nail on the head. What's left of that outfit is there to protect themselves. Just try filing a complaint against one of their favored members. Chances are it will be totally ignored by the so-called ethics committee. Look how lam…"
"Talk about corruption this has been going on for years. We/you and others write the articles for the club magazine and then the chosen few take the credit and give themselves an award at the end of the year. Most all those awards are for work done…"
"Karl, for some reason I remember your name. I was there in the 70's, the political/financial situation behind the scenes was attrocious. To see how the board controlled the ethics charges filed against its "favored dealers" is believable. If reg…"
"Grad, Spence, Kevin Keating were all notified these signatures were not signed by Mathewson. A study was done by Ron Keurajian and Steve Koschal and published on autographalert.com over a decade ago. Spence/Grad ignored the study due to embarrassme…"
"Not even sure if Online Authentics is still in business. They post the name of 2 authenticators that work for them, these guys should be embarrassed or maybe their names are just being used. No one at Online is taking responsibility for the Ali de…"
"Another thought about Herman Darvick. Last time I saw him at a New Jersey sports show I demanded the few cartons of books he never returned to me after his auctions failed. He said he would ship them to me when school was out. Next thing I saw was…"
"The LBJ forgery by Herman Darvick looks like a five year old wrote it. He giggled while doing this in front of me and was so proud that he thought he did such a good job gave it to me as a souvenir, I still have the original. Thinking he was showi…"
"Thomas, someone tried to put a shirt and tie and jacket around this signature with "impeccable provenance". In fact it is not by the hand of George Bush but a very common machine signed signature. An exact copy of this signature can be found in th…"
"Autopenned items are bad enough but wait till you see what's being done with his signature. I'm working on writing a story about this problem but don't want to give away too much in advance.
The story will be published in the journal of the Interna…"
"Update: Quasi sellers of Trump "signed" hats and books with "signed" bookplates all bearing a machine signed signatures.
I contacted about 12-15 sellers of these type items on eBay with a detailed account of how they were selling a machine signed it…"