The Scandal of Clipped Autograph Cards
P.T. Barnum was dead on correct with the famous phrase “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Although this saying can be applied to almost any […]
Lincoln Victory Speech Nets $3.5 Million
Although we are in a recession, the combination of passion, with money, of course, drives the market. In the autograph industry, we’ve seen a stabilization […]
Franklin Pierce-Jefferson Davis Signatures Document
One of the most unique things about this document is that it bears the original signatures of Franklin Pierce (who served as President of the […]
What to expect on Ebay regarding autographs
There was a time on eBay that one could by decent historical autographs at a fair price. With few exceptions, this is not the case anymore. It is not eBay’s fault, no more than it is a newspaper’s fault that you buy a lemon of a car.
Properly Framing your documents, prints and maps
Properly Framing Your Documents, Prints and Maps
By Rick Badwey
Collecting Historical Autographs – Basic info
When collecting autographs, it is better to collect letters and documents and avoid clipped signatures (signatures that were cut from letters or documents). First, there is nothing historical about a clip, and Secondly, it is very hard to properly authenticate a clipped signature. Go for letters and documents and other “larger” items.