BEST WARRANTY IN THE BUSINESS: Every autograph is fully guaranteed for life (yours or mine, whichever comes first) to be genuine.
If you are not satisfied with a purchase, simply return it for a full no-questions-asked refund.
And if your order was just one autograph and you return it, I'll also refund
your shipping fee.
1. Shipping in the USA is $2.00 for items that can fit in a business
envelope, and $4.00 for larger items and books, whether you order one item or a hundred.
(We both win on big orders--you save on shipping and I get a bigger sale).
Outside USA, please ask.
2. Email me at email@example.com
to be sure I still have the item(s) you want. I try to keep my list
updated, but sometimes I get behind. I'll pull your autographs and make sure they don't get
sold to somebody else before your order arrives.
3. PayPal accepted (firstname.lastname@example.org).
(Note my PayPal address is different from my email address. They both work
for email, but my gmail account is handier for me.) Be sure to give me
your mailing address!
4. I also accept cash and money orders. Send to:
5. I send out orders the same day they arrive (or the next business day if the mail here is
1707 W. Park Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821
6. Illinois residents please add 8 3/4 % sales tax.
What I Sell
My offerings cover just about everything, both in subject matter and in type of autographs. I have index cards, album pages, autographs cut from albums and letters, photos of all sizes both black and white and color,
books, first-day covers, magazine covers, etc.
My personal autograph collecting interests lie in obscure but interesting
people, especially those involved in old-time radio shows (like Jack Benny and the Shadow), so I have a lot of autographs of both well-known and obscure radio actors. But I also have a large
assortment of everything else, from sports stars to scientists to writers to actors to politicians to business
celebrities to musicians (no animal stars, though--Lassie was a tough signer).
Eventually I hope to have signatures listed by category, but sometimes it is impossible to narrow a person to a single field. My favorite example of that difficulty is Supreme Court Justice Byron "Whizzer" White. He graduated first in his class at Yale, and he led the NFL in rushing, BOTH IN THE SAME YEAR. So he's both a politician and a sports star.
Signatures marked with an asterisk (*) have optional 8 1/2 x 11 photo display sheets. These sheets look great framed with the cards, and for an extra three bucks you get the autograph and the display sheet already framed. These display sheets have one big or several small photos of the
signer, and often information about him/her. Click on the Item to see the
Every autograph dealer has nightmares about forged signatures. The only way to know
for sure that an autograph is real is to be there when it is signed. Even then, only that particular witness knows
the signature is genuine. The person he sells it to may have suspicions. So how can a collector know for sure?
Luckily, most forgers stick to more valuable signatures. Why risk arrest for faking a $20 signature when it's just as easy to do one worth $200 or $2,000 or more?
And most of the items I sell are signatures of relatively obscure personalities
whose autographs are not worth a ton of money. In fact, many of them are
completely unknown to the average person.
Dealers can spot many fakes, and the longer we are in this business the better we are able to recognize problem signatures. But professional
forgeries can be difficult to discern. Though I have been in this business
several years, I am still an "amateur" when it comes to identifying
professional forgeries, and if you suspect one of my autographs to be forged I
want to refund your money.
So I give a lifetime guarantee on every autograph I sell, and if you have the
slightest doubt that an autograph is not genuine I will
happily give you a full refund, no hard feelings. And no time limit!