"A complete delegate package from the 1968 (Canada) Liberal Leadership Election, often referred to as having one of the finest groups of candidates ever assembled in Canadian political history.
I had to pay a pretty penny for this one, but I jumped…"
"Are you asking about how to find signed items in general, or how to find signed listings that you make others aware of on here?
I buy most of my signed stuff second-hand, through thrift stores, EBay or Facebook Marketplace. I love the secondary…"
"You're referring to this, right?
I've never known specially-bound signed editions done up by the publisher to be faked, as those are usually sent to the author by the publishing label directly, then sent back."
"Like Swift's, his was basically his initials (if that - it's a J. and a squiggle that kind of looks like a G). They both have the same strategy -- flood the market with so many signatures that it drives down the price/gives everyone access."
"Shout-out to whoever did the photoshoot for the album -- got pics of the TTC with the COVID signs on the designated seats.
Definitely going to pick up one of these, just for the name alone (it's a major Toronto Street)."
"Protip: Assume anything someone brags about online, particularly in the context of a heated argument, to be false. You'll never be disappointed.
I'm just waiting for the race to the bottom on pricing, personally."
"Besides the obvious (comparison with known exemplars), I try to judge my purchase of a signature on three factors: provenance (if any), price and condition. I'm more willing to risk a gamble on an item that isn't "verified" if…"
"No doubt -- having both worked on the retail side and braved the crowds, you couldn't pay me enough to be sitting in front of a bookstore before the doors open. Everything's moved online, anyway.
The only book I'm looking for from…"
"Unfortunately, "sticker" autos have become a pervasive part of the hobby, particularly for sportscards -- a large part of the reason why I don't get into signed baseball or basketball cards is because half the autos are stickers they…"
"Of course. I assume that most big-ticket promo autos (Mariah, Taylor, Lizzo, Mayer et al.) are done just to drive record/book/vinyl sales. It's the smart move right now -- in the absence of traditional artist appearances and take what you can…"