Articles tagged with: Autograph dealer

Markus Brandes discovered James Cook letter

on Dienstag, 01 Mai 2007. Posted in In the media

exceptional finding at the Darmstaetter Collection Berlin


Captain James Cook R.N., F.R.S. (1728-1779)

James Cook is best known for his three voyages of exploration in the late 1700s which completed the map of the world by filling in the hitherto blank space that was the Pacific Ocean. By the time of his unfortunate death in Hawaii in 14 February 1779 he had sailed further than any man, venturing south into Antarctica and north into the Arctic, and in between he had charted and mapped hundreds of islands both large and small.

Let us sell autographs for you !

on Freitag, 14 Januar 2011. Posted in Buying and Selling

Get great prices when a trustful autograph dealer with numerous international contacts sells your items

Let us sell autographs for you !

In many cases we have to refuse interesting items because we could not expect the demand for them or have already similar items available.

Most autograph dealers just choose the most important names while most of the second choices are not estimated in value.  If you are not looking for a prompt sale and payment we highly suggest to use our consignment service.

    Investing in the autograph market

    on Freitag, 14 Januar 2011. Posted in Investment Guide

    by Rob Mackrill

    Would you pay £10,000 for an autograph? Not just any signature, of course... and, in truth, more than one. In this instance, we’re talking John, Paul, George and Ringo. 

    They are written on a 1965 photograph of the Beatles on location in the Bahamas for the film Help.

    Autograph Dealer of the Year 2010

    on Sonntag, 23 Januar 2011. Posted in Brandes Autographs News

    Autograph Dealer of the Year 2010

    We are very proud to become AFTAL Autograph Dealer 2010.

    After it was already a big honor for us to become nominated from the AFTAL board it was really exciting when ex James Bond Girl Carole Ashby opened the envelope to mention the winner of the Nomination.

    10 Reasons to Invest in Collectibles

    on Freitag, 30 August 2013. Posted in Investment Guide

    The Top 10 reasons why you should consider investing in collectibles

    Keep Your Autograph Collection From Fading

    on Montag, 31 August 2009. Posted in Collecting and Protecting autographs

    Questions and answers

    Keep Your Autograph Collection From Fading

    Q: Part of my autograph collection is framed and on display in my home. What can I do to preserve the ones that are starting to fade?

    A: There are several ways to limit fading and prolong the life of your collection.

    Since light fades ...

    Proposal if the showpiece of the collection turns out to be fake?

    on Freitag, 14 Januar 2011. Posted in Autograph forgeries


    In the years 1997 to 1999, I had me a collection of 50 autographs with a focus on Hollywood stars built from. The framed pictures were hung in my old apartment. I was particularly proud of a certificate signed by Marilyn Monroe black and white photo, which took in my living room wall a central square. I had this piece in 1999 for approximately $ 4,000 from a dealer in California purchased. 

    Collector's Guide for Muhammad Ali Autographs

    on Freitag, 14 Januar 2011.

    Hundrets of signature examples showing the development of his sigis signatunature


    Privately Printed, Miami, 2009, 90 pages heavily illustrated. Thirteen chapters chock full of information regarding Ali's signature from his days of Cassius Clay, Cassius X and Muhammad Ali. What you need to be aware of his machine signed signatures to preprints and secretarial signatures. Chapters on forgeries and in person experiences both in the United States and in Europe. This educational reference book is strictly limited to only 150 numbered copies hand signed by all three authors.

    Orders can be booked at

    Markus Brandes, Wiesenwinkelstrasse 1, CH-8593 Kesswil, Switzerland , Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

    “I Am The Greatest!“: Eine Studie zu den Handschriften von Muhammad Ali
    von Heinz-Ulrich Kammeier

    Das Sammeln von Handschriften berühmter Persönlichkeiten bereitet in der Regel große Freude, es sei denn es stellt sich heraus, dass man im Nachhinein erkennen muss unechte Signaturen in seiner Sammlung zu haben. Auch wenn diese Erfahrung schmerzlich ist (der Verfasser dieser Zeilen weiß, worüber er schreibt), so ist es doch hilfreich ein Buch an die Hand zu bekommen, das einem hilft, Falschsignaturen zu erkennen.

    Shawn Anderson, Markus Brandes und Stephen Koschal haben ein solches vorgelegt, in dem sie die Signiergewohnheiten und auch die Falschunterschriften des wohl größten Boxsportlers aller Zeiten, Cassius Clay bzw. Muhammad Ali vorstellen und an zahlreichen Beispielen erläutern.

    Im vorliegenden Buch mit dem Titel “The Collector’s Guide to Muhammad Ali Autographs“ stellen die drei Autoren über 100 echte und falsche Handschriften des an Parkinson leidenden früheren Boxweltmeisters aller Klassen vor und beleuchten alle Facetten: die echten Unterschriften, die reproduzierten und die gefälschten, die das FBI auf den Plan riefen.

    Auch wenn man nicht das Gebiet „Sport“ sammelt: das vorliegende Werk gewährt einen detaillierten Einblick in die Signiergewohnheiten eines faszinierenden und doch so unglücklichen Menschen namens Muhammad Ali bzw. Cassius Clay.

    Das Buch kann bei Markus Brandes, Wiesenwinkelstrasse 1, CH-8593 Kesswil, Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! zum Preis von € 10 bestellt werden.

    Brandesautographs Best Autograph Website 2011

    on Mittwoch, 01 Februar 2012. Posted in Brandes Autographs News, About us

    Brandesautographs Best Autograph Website 2011
    Markus Brandes for Website of the Year, this being the second award that Markus has now won

    German TV Report: Faszination Autographs

    on Donnerstag, 29 Januar 2015. Posted in In the media

    True or Fake ?

    German TV Report: Faszination Autographs
    The quick TV report of RTL about autographs and it's counterfeits.
    Markus Brandes occurs in this context as an autograph expert and explains what to look for when buying...