General Autograph News

What Is Donald Trump's Autograph Worth?

on Thursday, 08 December 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

by Nathan Raab

What Is Donald Trump's Autograph Worth?
All you throngs of autograph seekers, you hopeful masses of autograph sellers, those of you putting together autograph collections of the presidents, and yet others who visited a bookstore and got President-elect Trump to sign a book, all now visiting the same oracle.  What is an autograph of President-elect Trump worth?

Handwritten Anne Frank poem sells at auction for £119,000

on Wednesday, 23 November 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

by Harriet Sherwood

Handwritten Anne Frank poem sells at auction for £119,000
Auction of 12-line text in Dutch from 1942, a rare example of the young Jewish girl’s handwriting for sale, took just two minutes

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.

1971 Muhammad Ali gloves to sell at Goldin Auctions

on Tuesday, 12 July 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

Muhammad Ali wore the gloves in the 1971 Fight of the Century

1971 Muhammad Ali gloves to sell at Goldin Auctions
The gloves the late Muhammad Ali wore in his 1971 Fight of the Century against Joe Frazier are to sell at Goldin Auctions.

Bidding closes on August 4.

Why Handwriting Is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age

on Monday, 20 June 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

By PERRI KLASS, M.D.

Why Handwriting Is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age
Do children in a keyboard world need to learn old-fashioned handwriting?

There is a tendency to dismiss handwriting as a nonessential skill, even though researchers have warned that learning to write may be the key to, well, learning to write.

Charles Darwin letter returned to Smithsonian over 30 years after theft

on Thursday, 02 June 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

by Alan Yuhas

Charles Darwin letter returned to Smithsonian over 30 years after theft
The 1875 letter, part of correspondence between British scientist and Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, was stolen by an employee in mid-1970s, FBI said

These Iconic American Documents Are Up for Sale

on Thursday, 19 May 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

by Claire Zillman

These Iconic American Documents Are Up for Sale
They’re expected to fetch millions.
Can you put a price on history? Sotheby’s is going to try.

Muhammad Ali's Rumble in the Jungle trunks to auction

on Wednesday, 04 May 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

Muhammad Ali wore the trunks in his 1974 Rumble in the Jungle bout against Foreman (written by Paul Fraser Collectibles)

Muhammad Ali's Rumble in the Jungle trunks to auction
The trunks Muhammad Ali wore in his 1974 Rumble in the Jungle fight against George Foreman will sell at Grey Flannel Auctions.

They're offered with an opening bid of $30,250.

Mahler's second symphony manuscript sells for record £4.5m

on Thursday, 08 December 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

Mahler's second symphony manuscript sells for record £4.5m
The manuscript belonged to the Mahler enthusiast Gilbert Kaplan, who caused controversy by conducting the work himself

Marilyn Monroe's 'Happy birthday, Mr President' dress sells for record $4.8m

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

Marilyn Monroe's 'Happy birthday, Mr President' dress sells for record $4.8m
Sheer dress worn by actor to serenade John F Kennedy in 1962 auctioned in LA for world-record sum to museum chain Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Bach manuscript breaks auction house record

on Thursday, 14 July 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

Bach manuscript breaks auction house record
A new record has been set at auction house Christie’s after a manuscript of one of Bach‘s late cantatas sold for £337,250.

Meet Tim Lynch, the All-Star autograph chaser turned Yankees draft pick

on Friday, 08 July 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

By Ken Rosenthal

Meet Tim Lynch, the All-Star autograph chaser turned Yankees draft pick
Tim Lynch spent his childhood hunting down the likes of Miguel Cabrera and Lorenzo Cain for autographs. As of this week, he's playing in the New York Yankees organization.

Pelé's World Cup trophy sells for £395,000 at auction

on Thursday, 09 June 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

By Daniel Etchells

Pelé's World Cup trophy sells for £395,000 at auction
A special replica Jules Rimet trophy presented to Pelé has fetched £395,000 ($571,000/€505,000) at an auction of the Brazilian football legend’s personal memorabilia in London.

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.

Muhammad Ali US passport to make $35,000?

on Thursday, 05 May 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

Muhammad Ali was given the US passport as a replacement in 1972 (written by Paul Fraser Collectibles)

Muhammad Ali US passport to make $35,000?
A US passport Muhammad Ali used between 1972 and 1974 could make $25,000-35,000 at Bonhams on June 8.

Ali was issued with the replacement passport at the American consulate in Dublin on July 19, 1972.
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