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Autographs Behind the Glass

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Keith Longo Jun 28. 5 Replies

I thought that it would be interesting to create a discussion that would allow members to share their framed autographs.  I will get things started with my framed Daisy Ridley and Harrison Ford…Continue

Bruce Springsteen’s Forthcoming Letter to You Album

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Shepherd Sep 29, 2020. 5 Replies

Is there any possibility that Bruce Springsteen will be signing copies of his forthcoming Letter to You album?  I have not heard anything, and I am not familiar with what Bruce Springsteen typically…Continue

Dry Mounting Autographed Photos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Shepherd Jul 24, 2020. 14 Replies

I recently noticed that one of my framed autographed photos is developing waves.  It may be from humidity, although there are other framed items in the room that are not being affected.  It may be…Continue

Marcia Lucas Cancels Private Signing

Started Aug 7, 2019 0 Replies

This is truly sad and unfortunate.  It is sad for the many Star Wars autograph collectors who were looking forward to this once in a lifetime opportunity.  It is also unfortunate that…Continue

 

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Mike Shepherd commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post You Want Me to Sign That?
"That is a terrific idea, Dave.  Very unique.  We’ll done!"
10 hours ago
Mike Shepherd commented on Joe W.'s photo
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Daisy Ridley

"Very nice."
yesterday
Mike Shepherd replied to Gollywomp's discussion Christopher Lee Autograph - Horror Of Dracula
"I agree with KaiMi.  Looks pretty typical to me."
Sep 11
Mike Shepherd replied to Greg's discussion Carrie Fisher (Rare variant??)
"It is unusual, but the rest of the autograph appears to be pretty typical to me."
Sep 11
Mike Shepherd replied to Eric Keith Longo's discussion This is one method I use in authentication. What are some methods you employ?
"Quite honestly, Eric, I have never utilized this strategy.  It is brilliant.  I typically look at the usual baseline, flow, letter formations and slant.  A forger may be able to accomplish one or two, but not all four."
Sep 10
Mike Shepherd replied to Jochen Zimmer's discussion Sean Connery Autograph
"I agree, Mikex.  Fifty-fifty on each autograph."
Sep 8
Mike Shepherd replied to Jochen Zimmer's discussion Sean Connery Autograph
"That Sean Connery autograph is more typical."
Sep 8
Mike Shepherd replied to Jochen Zimmer's discussion Sean Connery Autograph
"I have concerns about both autographs, but I also believe that they both have a decent chance of passing a TPA."
Sep 8
Mike Shepherd replied to Gollywomp's discussion Is This Vincent Price Autograph Real?
"I agree with Eric.  Rest easy, Gollywomp."
Sep 6
Dave B commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post You Want Me to Sign That?
"I'm a big Rush fan, and I had Curtis Armstrong sign my cd, because his character Snot, played air guitar to 2112 in an episode of American Dad."
Sep 6
Mike Shepherd replied to Lionel's discussion Jack Nicholson real ?
"Atypical."
Sep 3
Mike Shepherd commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post You Want Me to Sign That?
"Very interesting, Eric.  That would have made for a great story, and still does.  Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the comment.  Take care as well."
Sep 3
Mike Shepherd commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post You Want Me to Sign That?
"Josh, a gas mask and white plastic knives are undoubtedly two of the most obscure items that I have ever heard of autograph collectors asking to have signed.  Thanks for sharing your story, and thanks for the comment.  Take care."
Sep 3
Eric Keith Longo commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post You Want Me to Sign That?
"I once presented a prescription pad to De Kelley to sign but he was way too drunk."
Sep 2
Josh Board commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post You Want Me to Sign That?
"I dunno. I don't like weird items being signed, unless there's a great reason. I'll give two examples. I was going to interview Dennis Hopper for a photo exhibit he was doing in San Diego. I brought this crazy gas mask thing I got…"
Sep 1
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About Me

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Collector
What brings you to Autograph Live?
I would like to participate in forum discussions.
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
A member did not invite me to join.
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, History/Politics, Books/Literature, Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music, SciFi, Horror
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
I started collecting when I was very young and I asked Phil Esposito for an autograph. Years later I also received autographs from Tom Seaver, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. It was in 1997 that I began collecting autographs as a hobby.
What is your level of expertise?
Intermediate Collector
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Alfred Hitchcock is my favorite autograph in my collection.
Why do you collect?
I collect because I enjoy history.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Edgar Allan Poe

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Thanks, Mike. A number of upgrades are in the works. A graphic on the home page had been needed for years.

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You Want Me to Sign That?

Posted on August 29, 2021 at 7:30am 10 Comments

I was attending ComiCONN at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut back in 2017 when I met Ron Perlman, one of Hollywood’s most famous tough guys.  Hellboy himself was appearing in person.  The line was long, and it was loaded with testosterone.  After a long wait, it was finally my turn to approach him.

Ron seemed like a decent man.  We exchanged pleasantries, and I immediately realized that my first impression of him was accurate.  I handed him my item, and I asked him to…

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The New Normal

Posted on July 30, 2021 at 10:00am 16 Comments

We hear a lot of discussion about the “new normal” these days.  For many of us, things will never be the same again.  We are constantly being reminded of how societal norms may never return to what they once were prior to the pandemic.  This may also be true for autograph collectors.

What will comic conventions look like in the near future?  Will celebrities only be willing to use their own markers, never allowing a fan to present to them the one that they prefer to be used on their…

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Closet Collectors

Posted on June 26, 2021 at 4:30am 11 Comments

I recently created a discussion about framed autographs.  The purpose of creating the discussion was to encourage members to share autographs that they proudly display.  Some of us have our autographs custom framed by professionals, and some of us frame our autographs ourselves.

Autographs Behind the Glass

Collectors spend a lot of time adding to their…

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Inscriptions or Less?

Posted on May 27, 2021 at 9:00am 13 Comments

There was once a time when celebrities would be happy to add an inscription to an autograph.  Many times, I have asked for a famous quotation or statistic to be added, and many times the celebrity would be pleased to do so.  They are typically very excited to meet a collector who is familiar with their accomplishments and work.

Inscriptions have become more popular.  Unfortunately, they have also become more expensive.  The days of celebrities adding free inscriptions have become rare…

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