About Steve Cyrkin

Steve Cyrkin is the editor & publisher of Autograph, and focuses mostly on forgery, market and consumer protection issues.

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. Mr. McWilliam […]

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

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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 Julien’s CEO, Darren Julien, that almost all of the autographs in the sale were obvious forgeries. Forgeries so […]

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

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Goldin Auctions Fall Premier Sale: Pete Rose Banishment Document & 600 More Lots

Washington’s copy of Constitution sets records, heads home

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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.

Beatles Autographs: Part I

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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 autographs, this two-part article’s authentication and historical information have stood the test of time. We’re publishing it unedited, with […]

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

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RR Auction’s Titanic 100th Anniversary Auction, on now through April 26

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

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 . Despite tumultuous public battles with addictions and substance abuse, she will be remembered most of all for her […]

America’s Most Historic Signed Beatles Album Being Auctioned October 1

The reverse of Dr. Gordon's signed and inscribed "Meet the Beatles" album.

America’s Most Historic Signed Beatles Album Being Auctioned October 1

James Dean’s Intimate Letters to Girlfriend

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Three James Dean handwritten letters to his girlfriend, never before offered for sale, will be sold at Christie’s London November 23, 2011.