Author: Steve Cyrkin, Editor

Beatles Autograph Authentication, Part II

By Frank Caiazzo  “Beatles Autograph Authentication,” by Beatles autograph expert Frank Caiazzo, was originally published as “Autographs of The Beatles,” in the October and November 1995 issues of Autograph Collector [now Autograph]. Read Part I here. 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 the original B&W images from the magazine. In Part I, we finished with values of various Beatles signed material, showing that a signed photo starts at $3,500 (1995 prices) and goes up from there. Next in...

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The History of Metallica Autographs from 1981 to 2009

The first time I met Metallica was in December 1991, in my hometown, Chicago. It was the first of their three night sold-out gig at the Rosemont Horizon. They were staying at the Ritz Carlton, so my brother and I waited in the bottom lobby to catch the boys as they left for the show. First came Kirk Hammett, then Jason Newsted, Lars Ulrich, and finally, James Hetfield. They chatted with us and signed whatever we had. I was hooked. I brought more stuff back the next night and met them again. I’ve met the band more than 50...

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Autograph Dealers, Then and Now

Let me start by saying I am not an autograph dealer, never have been and likely never will be.   Collecting for nearly 40 years, I have amassed a fairly large pile of autographs, Sure I have traded, and consigned material to trustworthy dealers and yeah, I have even sold autographs to the right like-minded people, especially when it helps me to fund the purchase of a new item.   If there is a way to get an autograph, I have at one time or another, done just that, I have jumped on a plane and zipped off to other...

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GOLDIN AUCTIONS SPRING 2017 CATALOG AUCTION CLOSES JUNE 3

Goldin Auction News May 31, 2017: This Saturday night, 2,000 lots of sports, entertainment, history and pop-culture memorabilia, including Paul Hornung’s Heisman Trophy, Don Larson’s World Series MVP Award, Lawrence Taylor’s Super Bowl Trophy and much more will be up for bids in the 2017 Goldin Auctions Spring Online Auction at www.GoldinAuctions.com. Here’s a look at some of the key lots and their current bids as of May 31. For a look at the entire auction catalog, visit www.GoldinAuctions.com. Lot 33: Paul Hornung’s 1956 Heisman Trophy — This is one of several Heisman’s made for Hornung before the DAC changed...

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Gehrig Photo in 1933 Goudy Baseball Cards Brings $60K at Heritage

The most famous Lou Gehrig image of all time, the original photo used for two 1933 Goudy Lou Gehrig baseball cards, brought the top price in Heritage Auctions’ Vintage Sports Photography Catalog Auction on May 20, $60,000. The PSA/DNA Type 1 photo captured the “The Iron Horse” in 1927, the year the Yankees first baseman won the Most Valuable Player award and the Yankees won the World Series. Used for 1933 Goudey cards No. 92 and No. 160, the 7 x 9-inch photo of Gehrig was shot by baseball photographer Charles Conlon for Underwood & Underwood, an early producer and distributor of stereoscopic and other photographic images, and...

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