Upper Deck Founder & CEO Richard McWilliam Dies Suddenly


RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., Jan 07, 2013 — Richard P. McWilliam, co-founder and CEO of The Upper Deck Company, the world’s leading trading card company and a leading sports and entertainment business, died unexpectedly at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. on Saturday, January 5, 2013. He was 59 years old.

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NBC Investigative Report on Michael Jackson Forgeries in Julien’s Auction’s Tompkins & Bush Sale


Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills held their Tompkins & Bush Michael Jackson auction on December 2, but outrage has flooded Michael Jackson fan sites and the world of rock autographs since mid-November. Fans, dealers and collectors alike told … [Continue reading]

Pete Rose Banishment Document Among 600 Lots in Goldin Auctions Premier Sale


Open for Bidding Through Nov. 17, Featuring Original Pete Rose Banishment Document & Over 600 Other Lots 600-plus lots of the finest sports memorabilia and collectibles including 1980 Phillies and 1986 Mets World Series Rings, Drew Brees first … [Continue reading]

The Quest for Neil Armstrong’s Autograph


Apollo 11 crew photo signed by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin Originally published in the July 2009 print edition of Autograph magazine. My quest started in 1979. While browsing in a bookstore, I picked-up a copy of The Book of … [Continue reading]

Washington’s copy of Constitution sets records, heads home


New York, June 23 – History was made at Christie's Friday, when George Washington's personal copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights sold for over $9.8 million, a record price for an American autograph, document or book. And it's going home. … [Continue reading]

Beatles Autographs: Part I


By Frank Caiazzo "Autographs of The Beatles," by Beatles autograph expert Frank Caiazzo, was originally published in the October and November 1995 issues of Autograph Collector [now Autograph]. One of the most important works on Beatles … [Continue reading]

Grab a Deck Chair: RR Auction’s Titanic 100th Anniversary Auction, Now Through April 26


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Newly Discovered Stone Printing of Declaration of Independence Brings $597,500

Peter Stone Printing of Declaration of Independence that sold at Heritage Auctions on April 11, 2012 for $597,500

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What Whitney Houston’s Last Autographs Reveal

Whitney Houston signing her last documented autograph, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.

By Kathi McKnight, Master Certified Expert Handwriting Analyst   Whitney Houston Raw Talent, Big Presence, Troubled Handwriting The music world and fans were stunned and saddened by the sudden death on February 11 of Whitney Houston … [Continue reading]

Queen Elizabeth’s Eight Ordinary Footmen

Queen Elizabeth's spectacular signature

One of the spectacular representations of British royalty we are honored to offer in October comes in the form of a centuries-old document, hand-written and signed by one of Britain’s most beloved and revered leaders, Queen Elizabeth I. Besides her … [Continue reading]