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Five Autograph Dealers Abandon the UACC

The attempt for the UACC to try and get their dealer members to renew their membership in 2017 hasn't started yet. Already five dealers have jumped ship.

Artemus Autographs,  Portland, Oregon

Barbara Pengelly, Williamsport,…

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UACC - 2016 - A Disaster - Are You Still Sending In Dues?

UACC - 2016 - Are You still a Member?

It appears the year 2016 for the UACC was a total disaster and it is near its demise. Membership has nearly hit rock bottom. See if you…

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UACC Claimed Dealer Selling Numerous Forgeries

It was the selling of numerous forgeries by dealer members of the UACC that inspired the formation of the COA Reference Library.  Since the libraries inception, the a massive amount of files of bogus autographs accompanied by COA's are now in the…

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Park West Gallery - Cruise Ship Art Auctions - Become Informed

If you have ever attended one of those art auctions by Park West Gallery that is based in Southfield, Michigan which are held on every major cruise ship line, you were indeed entertained.

You are fed free cheap champagne before the auction.…

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Hubert Fisher..looking for something autographed

This site could be an excellent place to list "Wants".

Looking for something signed by Hubert Fisher..Tennessee Congressman and football coach..circa 1930's.

Thanks , Steve

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South Florida Vintage Autograph Collection - Stolen

Out of a private home in Plantation, Florida two albums filled with autographs and signed photographs were stolen.

They were taken by a man who goes by the name of "Marty" who once owned a coin store in south Florida until he was convicted…

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Lyndon B. Johnson signatures, dot under the B. or no dot

How many times do I have to write a story on this subject and some sellers of autographs still can't get it right. I wrote a story on this subject in "Autograph Times" with illustrations and wrote another story on the same subject on…

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Donald J. Trump Autographs - Beware

Day after election I clicked on eBay and typed in "Donald Trump signed".  Eight hundred and forty signed items appeared.

Now I've met Donald Trump several times/  I make it a point to talk to those in the crowd that got his autograph.  I…

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Collecting Historical Autographs- New autograph reference book 3 years in the making

Collecting Historical Autographs: What to Buy, What to Pay, How to Spot Fakes  by noted author Ron Keurajian. Keurajian is the author of "Baseball Hall of Fame Autographs, A Reference Guide". This book won the SABR Baseball research…

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Presidential Boredom! Doodles of our Chief Executives

Recently, to be authenticated, a collector sent me a doodle by President Ronald Reagan.  He did so knowing that I have been working on a book on presidential doodles for over 15 years.  I have a file of doodles starting with George Washington,…

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Stephen Koschal, Autograph Authnticator, most auction houses think he's the best

Stephen Koschal, Autograph Authenticator,

most auction houses think…

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Autograph Auction Sticker SHOCK! "Buyer's Premiums are getting DEPLORABLE!

Yesterday, I ran into a New York auction house that was holding an auction on ebay that had some nice items that were autographed.  Two of the items I would really like to have.  The auction house has been around quite a while so knows what…

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