ASK THE EXPERTS

Below is a list of names/email addresses/site addresses and any UACC information for collectors and dealers who specialize in certain areas of collecting.  I've screened these people a bit or have known some for a long time, so I feel confident in directing you to them as "experts" in their field. Each has agreed to help fellow collectors with their signature authentications.  Here are the rules/disclaimers:

1) Know that there is no such thing as a handwriting or autograph "expert", even though many may claim to be.  Even FBI handwriting "experts" get dismissed in court cases, as the science is just not considered "there" yet.

2) All opinions given are just that.  Opinions.  They will be based on the collections and in person experiences of collectors who have either have very large collections, collect in person, have a very good knowledge of autograph collecting both through the mail and in person and who take collecting seriously and have a dislike for forgeries.  These are not your average Ebay buyers; they have knowledge above and beyond the beginner and even intermediate collector.

3) Some "experts" may be dealers, so consider the opinion given to you, based on that.  The goal is to try to get an opinion without any "ulterior motive".  So if a dealer appears here, it will be annotated.  If they are a registered UACC dealer, their numbers will  be posted.  It's up to you to use common sense when selecting an expert and listening to opinions give. 

4) No COA's or official documentation will be issued.

5) This is NOT an appraisal service.  If you want your items appraised, fees may be involved; we do not know if any of these will charge for that. 

6) If any of the experts are harassed, your name and/or email will be published so that the other experts will know and decide for themselves whether they want to take your emails.  In addition, be patient as people are busy and always be polite please; they are helping you free, so rudeness won't be tolerated! 

7) If you have any complaints about an expert, please email with your concerns.  It will be taken under consideration and after a certain number of complaints, an expert may be removed. We do not remove people lightly; we need facts/proof. 

8) This site is not responsible for any opinions given by any experts.  Since no money will change hands, there is no liability. 

9) If you have thoughts, ideas, concerns or want to be included as an expert, please email me at dahoov2@cox.net

The Experts     Pay for Authentication Services     In person collector sites (for you to compare your sigs to)

THE experts

SPECIALTY   PERSON/COMPANY   WEBSITE   EMAIL   UACC Dealer ID   MISC
                     
Music  

Michael Kasmar, Autographpros

 

www.autographpros.com

     

# 237

 

Ebay ID:  www.autographpros.com

Star Wars  

Sue

 

www.starwarsautographcollecting.com

 

dahoov2@cox.net

 

N/A

 

Some knowledge in Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter as well. Ebay ID: dahoov2

Lip Prints  

Tom

 

http://lipprint.tripod.com

 

tom07506@yahoo

 

N/A

 

Unique collection - almost all in person too

Star Wars

 

Bob

 

N/A

  bdroubicheau@hotmail.com  

N/A

 

Also knowledge of Lord of the Rings

James Bond   Matt Sherman,

Spry Events

  www.007Forever.com   ms@007Forever.com   N/A   Ebay ID: spyevents Organizer of Bond Events as well.

Contemporary TV and Film

 

Ed Bedrick

  http://www.edbedrickautographs.com  

Scorpio741@aol.com

 

# RD049
 

 

Also great with some movie sigs/current Pop culture sigs with large collection of in person sigs.  Ebay ID:

Sopranos

     

http://www.the-sopranos.com

 

thesopranosfv@yahoo.com

 

N/A

   

Star Trek & Classic Rock

 

Devon

 

www.southeastconcerts.com

www.NatalieChambliss.com

 

devon.laney@gmail.com

       CHANGED Email address
Marina Siritis and Jeremy Bulloch   Jose  

http://www.josescelebritycentral.com

  jose@josescelebritycentral.com  

N/A

  Is also pretty good with Adam West signatures
Classic Literature   Charles Agvent  

http://www.erols.com/agvent

 

agvent@erols.com

      Carries a diverse stock with major specialties including Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Autographed Books, and Limited Editions Club books. Proud to be members of Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), International Autograph Dealers Alliance (IADA), Manuscript Society, and Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC). Please feel free
to contact with any wants or offerings
European Celebs   Markus Brandes  

www.isitreal.com

http://www.autogramme.com
mailto:brandes@autogramme.com

  brandes@autogramme.com   N/A   Specializing in European celebs  NEW

Tracy Chapman

 

Aurilie

 

www.about-tracy-chapman.net

 

chapmanist@yahoo.com

      Only can help with Tracy Chapman sigs; has quite a large collection

PAY FOR AUTHENTICATION SERVICES

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IN PERSON COLLECTOR SITES

Autographs for you to compare to - not able to authenticate, but you can visit their sites and compare your signatures to theirs

SPECIALTY   PERSON/COMPANY   WEBSITE   EMAIL   UACC Dealer ID   MISC

Sci-Fi

 

B J

 

www.net-verity.info

www.net-verity.info/bjsbabylon5autographsite

     

N/A

  Very nice collection of Star Trek/Babylon 5 and more.