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Thousands of Einstein Documents Are Now a Click Away

on Thursday, 04 December 2014. Posted in General Autograph News

By DENNIS OVERBYE

Albert Einstein writing out an equation relating to the density of the Milky Way at the Carnegie Institute in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 14, 1931. Einstein left a scattered collection of letters, notebooks and diaries.
They have been called the Dead Sea Scrolls of physics. Since 1986, the Princeton University Press and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to whom Albert Einstein bequeathed his copyright, have been engaged in a mammoth effort to study some 80,000 documents he left behind.

Did Bach’s wife write his finest works?

on Saturday, 25 October 2014. Posted in General Autograph News

by Hannah Furness

JS Bach and his wife, Anna Magdalena - Photo: Alamy

Martin Jarvis, professor of music at Charles Darwin University in Australia, claims some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s best-loved works were actually written by his wife.

Taylor Swift May Be Right About the Death of the Autograph

on Friday, 11 July 2014. Posted in General Autograph News

By Alice Robb

But some people now want their selfies signed

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.

John Lennon manuscripts, drawings sell for $2.9 million at auction

on Wednesday, 04 June 2014. Posted in General Autograph News

John Lennon manuscripts, drawings sell for $2.9 million at auction
(Reuters) - Original manuscripts and drawings by former Beatle John Lennon, produced for two acclaimed books he wrote in the mid-1960s, sold for $2.9 million on Wednesday, more than double the pre-sale estimate, Sotheby's auction house said.

Autograph Fakery: Two Firms Monopolize a Lucrative Business

on Thursday, 27 March 2014. Posted in Autograph forgeries

By Jake Rossen

Autograph Fakery: Two Firms Monopolize a Lucrative Business
How could anyone be really sure that Jordan, and not a fry cook, had signed a pair of Nikes?

Historians unravel mystery of cryptic Lincoln note

on Saturday, 08 March 2014. Posted in General Autograph News

Historians believe they’ve unraveled the mystery of a cryptic note Lincoln penned that doesn’t identify the recipient by name and has a section clipped out.

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."

Khieu Samphan

Written by Dr.Márián Zoltán on Monday, 11 August 2014. Posted in World Leaders

Khieu Samphan
President of Democratic Kampuchea 1976-1979

Michael Jackson

Written by Stephen Koschal on Wednesday, 16 July 2014. Posted in Music

Michael Jackson

Attention collector's and dealers. It seems since early last year there has been a flood of people offering the signature of Michael Jackson at prices from $75.00 to $300.00.  

President Harding’s steamy love letters with Carrie Phillips to go on display

on Saturday, 05 July 2014. Posted in General Autograph News

By Michael E. Ruane

On Christmas Eve, 1910, future president Warren G. Harding got out a photograph of himself, and on the back wrote an impassioned love note to his mistress.

Samuel Beckett manuscript of first published novel to go on display

on Monday, 09 June 2014. Posted in General Autograph News

Nobel laureate's notebooks that cost Reading University almost £1m at auction will be on show for just one day

Photograph: Jane Bown for the Guardian

Six cheap dark blue notebooks, sacred relics to admirers of Samuel Beckett, will go on display this week for the first time since an English university paid almost £1m for them at auction.

In an Era of Squiggles, You Can’t Tell the Players Without a Handwriting Analyst

on Friday, 28 March 2014. Posted in General Autograph News

By TYLER KEPNER

In an Era of Squiggles, You Can’t Tell the Players Without a Handwriting Analyst
The walls of the steakhouse at Yankee Stadium are decorated with signatures of past Yankee greats. David Robertson, the team’s young closer, marvels at the fact that he can read the names.

Shaken and stirred: letters reveal Ian Fleming's tempestuous first love

on Wednesday, 26 March 2014. Posted in General Autograph News

In letters from early 1930s to Edith Morpurgo, Fleming writes: 'I would like to hurt you because you have earned it'

Shaken and stirred: letters reveal Ian Fleming's tempestuous first love
It might sound more Fifty Shades of Grey than 007, but a series of letters by a young Ian Fleming to his Austrian lover see the man who would go on to create James Bond detailing how he would like "to hurt you because you have earned it and in order to tame you like a little wild animal".
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