Autograph World Authentication Guide
Welcome to the Autograph World on-line
Facsimile Guide of in
person celebrity autographs. In this era of forgeries and fraud on the internet,
we have taken a pro-active approach to help our customers educate themselves in
the area of authentication.
Current celebrity autographs are among the most difficult signatures to
authenticate in the hobby. Many stars change their autographs frequently, and in
most cases, there are numerous factors that can dictate the quality of an in
person autograph. Were they standing, sitting, running down the sidewalk or
signing up against a brick wall when it was signed? Did they use sharpie, paint
pen, ball point or pencil when they signed? Is it a 'quick signature' or a 'full
signature? For the most part, you need to have numerous examples and a lot of
experience to authenticate current celebrities. Many times, it comes down to the
credibility of the 'source'.
Over the past seventeen years, we have amassed a huge inventory of known in person
examples on many of Hollywood's hottest stars. Several years ago, JD Bardwell
published the book, the In Person Facsimile Guide of Celebrity Autographs,
which sold out quickly. Most of the examples from that book are included on this
website. We have also added many new examples and will continue to add to the
database as examples become available.
Many people worry about Certificates of Authenticity, Forensic
Document Examiners and the like - when, in reality, they can use this
service and educate themselves as to the authenticity of the autographs that
they are purchasing. An educated collector is our best customer!
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