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Useless Autograph COA Collection, Library Growing in Leaps & Bounds

Thanks to all who are submitting "Useless COA's"  to the library.  Many of the COA's cannot be traced to a location/person or company.

Illustrated below is a COA that appears cannot be traced to its origin.  If one of our readers…

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Herman Darvick "Father of the Useless Certificate of Authenticity"

By now most everyone in the hobby is aware that Certificates of Authenticity are basically just one person's opinion and is a worthless legal document.  Like judges will say in a court of law: "anyone has the right to an opinion and there's no…

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U.A.C.C. - How Much More Can Go Wrong With Them?

This outfit has had its share of serious problems.  There are still a handful of ethic's charges against some high profile members that were refused to be acted upon.  Some very serious complaints that got tossed under the rug.  There are some…

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Certificates of Authenticity- Library of Useless Exemplars

Many thanks to those who have sent in copies of COA's that are completely useless. There are many thousands of those out there that certify forged signatures as Genuine.  Some signatures are so bad, yet still certified by some of the high profile…

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Certificate of Authenticity Research program

For quite some time I have been building a library of what I consider to be worthless Certificates of Authenticity.  There are multitudes of Certificates that anyone with some sense would avoid. Many have no contact information. What good is a…

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Major Autograph Dealer/Auction House Drops the U.A.C.C.

The evacuation of U.A.C.C. members continues!  A major autograph dealer/auction house who has been in business for over 40 years has packed in their membership to the U.A.C.C.  This business was one of the first 30 to join the U.A.C.C. dealer…

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U.A.C.C. - Is Anyone Watching This Group? What's Wrong With the British Dealers????

 Can anyone deny this outfit is simply a shadow of its former self? With more people collecting autographs than ever before and just look at eBay and see the amount of people worldwide selling autographs. It appears the U.A.C.C. is being…

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Destruction of Historical Documents - Absolute Stupidity in 2016

There are hundreds of educational books written on the subject of autograph collecting.  There are many hundreds of journals printed by international autograph organizations containing educational articles.  How can it be that someone from Rhode…

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U.A.C.C. Elections - Do They Need To be Reviewed?

Does anyone else find it strange that some of the officers of the U.A.C.C. are dinosaurs. How long has Michael Hecht been president? What about the Treasurer - which is going on about 40 years.…

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Secretarial Signatures - Are They Forgeries?

Two weeks ago I was in Hawaii, San Francisco and Northern California meeting with collectors and trying to spread the good word about autographs.

In Hilo I prearranged to meet a collector of autographs at a local bookstore.  He brought up…

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U.A.C.C. Shocking Response From The Club's Accountant

The Universal Autograph Collector’s Club has had it’s share of problems in the past. Many believe it was brought upon itself. The downfall of this group is quite evident if not from the massive drop in membership…

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U.A.C.C. Downward Spiral Continues- President Michael Hecht Ignores Those Who Continue To Unite The Hobby

U.A.C.C. Downward Spiral Continues
President Michael Hecht, Once Again, Ignores Those Who Continue to Unite The…

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