Autograph forgeries

Yuri Gagarin autograph study

Written by Zarelli, Steve on Saturday, 11 March 2017. Posted in Autograph forgeries, Space & Aviation

(This article was originally published at www.zarellispaceauthentication.com. Reprinted here with permission.)

Yuri Gagarin autograph study

By Steve Zarelli, Zarelli Space Authentication

Special thanks to Bob McLeod for his contributions.

On April 12, 1961, Soviet Air Force pilot Yuri Gagarin was the first human in space. Launched aboard his Vostok spacecraft, Gagarin orbited the Earth and beat American Alan Shepard into space by 23 days. 


Autographed Trump Hats and Books Sold on His Website Were Signed by Machine

on Friday, 18 November 2016. Posted in General Autograph News, Autograph forgeries

By DARREN ROVELL, ABC News

Autographed Trump Hats and Books Sold on His Website Were Signed by Machine
Throughout now-President-elect Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, countless money was raised by offering signed items in exchange for a donation.

Your Signed Harry Potter Book's Fake, Probably, J.K. Rowling Warns

on Friday, 05 February 2016. Posted in General Autograph News, Autograph forgeries

Your Signed Harry Potter Book's Fake, Probably, J.K. Rowling Warns
Say it ain't so, Jo! In a series of tweets on Friday, J.K. Rowling revealed that your beloved, signed Harry Potter book's fake, probably. Rare book dealers may see an uptick in business as Potterheads scramble to verify their copies in the wake of this news.

Bill Clinton – The Forgers of his Autograph are Having a Field Day using Deception. BEWARE OF SIGNED BOOKS!

Written by Stephen Koschal on Monday, 23 November 2015. Posted in Autograph forgeries

by Stephen Koschal (skoschal@aol.com, www.stephenkoschal.com)

Bill Clinton – The Forgers of his Autograph are Having a Field Day using Deception. BEWARE OF SIGNED BOOKS!
Anyone who has been around awhile in this hobby will tell you “times have changed.”  Forgers are having a field day pulling the wool over the eyes of many newcomers in this hobby.

When Obama signs a bill he doesn’t always use his own hand

on Wednesday, 06 May 2015. Posted in General Autograph News, Autograph forgeries

When Obama signs a bill he doesn’t always use his own hand
Just because the president signs legislation into law, doesn’t mean the president actually signs the legislation.

Lee Israel, a Writer Proudest of Her Literary Forgeries, Dies at 75

on Wednesday, 07 January 2015. Posted in General Autograph News, Autograph forgeries

By MARGALIT FOX

Lee Israel, a Writer Proudest of Her Literary Forgeries, Dies at 75
In a rented storage locker on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the writer Lee Israel kept a cache of antique typewriters: Remingtons and Royals, Adlers and Olympias. Each was tenderly curated, hung with a tag whose carefully lettered names — Edna, Dorothy, Noël, Eugene O’Neill, Hellman, Bogart, Louise Brooks — hinted at the felonious intimacy for which the machines were used.

A brief guide to Winston Churchill facsimile letters

on Tuesday, 23 September 2014. Posted in Autograph forgeries

by Garry King

A brief guide to Winston Churchill facsimile letters
As both a collector and dealer I am always on the lookout for anything signed by Churchill, so every week I do a search for items signed by Winston Churchill on ebay, and each week I come across the same signed “authentic” letters that are a little less than “authentic” They may have come from Winston Churchill’s office, but they were certainly not written or signed by him.

Buyer Beware: How To Spot Baseball Autograph Forgeries

on Monday, 30 June 2014. Posted in Autograph forgeries

By David Seideman

Buyer Beware: How To Spot Baseball Autograph Forgeries

Years ago, I enjoyed a huge adrenalin rush at a flea market in Brooklyn’s Park Slope section. For a few hundred dollars I bought a beautiful baseball from the late 1940s with the signatures of the great Brooklyn Dodgers such as Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, and Roy Campanella. But my baseball was a bust when I tried consigning it to an auction held by Lelands, a top New York house. Mike Heffner, the president, informed me that many of the autographs were penned by the Dodger’s clubhouse boy.

Alan spent £500 on a boxing glove signed by Mike Tyson - then found out he'd been conned by the crooks who prey on sports fans

on Wednesday, 07 December 2016. Posted in Autograph forgeries

By PAUL THOMAS

Alan spent £500 on a boxing glove signed by Mike Tyson - then found out he'd been conned by the crooks who prey on sports fans
  • Alan bought the glove from Bonhams
  • Auction house says it is too late to ask for a refund 
  • Experts share tips on how to spot fakes

If you need an expert on Elvis Presley’s autograph, head to Amherst

on Sunday, 22 May 2016. Posted in General Autograph News, Autograph forgeries

by Mark Mulville/Buffalo News

If you need an expert on Elvis Presley’s autograph, head to Amherst
Rich Consola of Amherst saw Elvis Presley in concert twice at Memorial Auditorium, in 1957 and in 1976.
That was it.
And yet “The King” has been Consola’s focus for decades.
“I’ve studied Elvis Presley’s autograph every day of my life for the past 25 years,” Consola said.

Luke Skywalker wants to save you from buying fake autographs

on Sunday, 17 January 2016. Posted in Autograph forgeries

by: Cox Media Group National Desk

Luke Skywalker wants to save you from buying fake autographs
"Star Wars" memorabilia is more valuable than ever. But with that rise comes a remarkable number of forged signatures.

Charles Dickens Autographs - A Signature Study

on Tuesday, 10 November 2015. Posted in Autograph forgeries

Charles Dickens Autographs - A Signature Study
This is a very well researched article reprinted from the THE STRAND MAGAZINE, Vol VII., Issue 37. published January, 1894. The article shows how Dickens way of writing his name varied considerably over the years. Being able to authenticate Dickens signature despite is many variants is of great interest to collectors of Dickens memorabilia and autographs as well as any researcher wishing to verify whether correspondence alleged to have been written by Dickens was in fact written by him.

Solving The Mystery Of A Family Letter 'Signed' By Babe Ruth

on Thursday, 15 January 2015. Posted in Autograph forgeries

by David Seideman

Solving The Mystery Of A Family Letter 'Signed' By Babe Ruth
Almost every weekday morning, one of my new friends at the wonderful coffee house where I do a lot of my work, the Brooklyn Commune in my Windsor Terrace neighborhood, folds his New York Times up in a small square to work on the crossword puzzle. We talk current baseball— both of us are long-suffering Mets fans— and baseball history.

Sources: Winston items not validated

on Tuesday, 18 November 2014. Posted in Autograph forgeries

written by ESPN Darren Rovell

Sources: Winston items not validated
The autograph authentication company that has certified more than 1,000 jerseys, photos, mini helmets and other items as bearing the valid signature of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston received the items only after an initial authentication firm rejected the job because of concerns about their legitimacy, sources told "Outside the Lines."

The „Hans Dangers Filmstar Secretariat“, Berlin

Written by Rolf Ramseier on Monday, 18 August 2014. Posted in Autograph forgeries

Written by Rolf Ramseier

The „Hans Dangers Filmstar Secretariat“, Berlin
Back in the 1950s and 1960s, collecting autographs of movie stars was already a quite popular hobby in Germany as well as in its neighbouring countries, due mostly to the spread of TV-sets through an ever increasing number of German homes and households, and also thanks to the youth-magazine „BRAVO“, which was first released in 1956.

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