General Autograph News

Autograph law in California highlights government failure

on Monday, 22 May 2017. Posted in General Autograph News

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board

THERE'S a reason so many citizens are skeptical of politicians' promises that government can solve societal woes. Even when politicians try to address simple problems, their “solutions” can prove both ineffective and counterproductive.

Jacqueline Kennedy’s marriage proposal letters to sell

on Thursday, 16 February 2017. Posted in General Autograph News

Jacqueline Kennedy’s previously unseen letters to British diplomat David Ormsby Gore turning down his marriage proposal will be offered at Bonhams later this month.

What Is Donald Trump's Autograph Worth?

on Thursday, 08 December 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

by Nathan Raab

What Is Donald Trump's Autograph Worth?
All you throngs of autograph seekers, you hopeful masses of autograph sellers, those of you putting together autograph collections of the presidents, and yet others who visited a bookstore and got President-elect Trump to sign a book, all now visiting the same oracle.  What is an autograph of President-elect Trump worth?

Handwritten Anne Frank poem sells at auction for £119,000

on Wednesday, 23 November 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

by Harriet Sherwood

Handwritten Anne Frank poem sells at auction for £119,000
Auction of 12-line text in Dutch from 1942, a rare example of the young Jewish girl’s handwriting for sale, took just two minutes

Autographed Trump Hats and Books Sold on His Website Were Signed by Machine

on Friday, 18 November 2016. Posted in General Autograph News, Autograph forgeries

By DARREN ROVELL, ABC News

Autographed Trump Hats and Books Sold on His Website Were Signed by Machine
Throughout now-President-elect Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, countless money was raised by offering signed items in exchange for a donation.

1971 Muhammad Ali gloves to sell at Goldin Auctions

on Tuesday, 12 July 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

Muhammad Ali wore the gloves in the 1971 Fight of the Century

1971 Muhammad Ali gloves to sell at Goldin Auctions
The gloves the late Muhammad Ali wore in his 1971 Fight of the Century against Joe Frazier are to sell at Goldin Auctions.

Bidding closes on August 4.

Why Handwriting Is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age

on Monday, 20 June 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

By PERRI KLASS, M.D.

Why Handwriting Is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age
Do children in a keyboard world need to learn old-fashioned handwriting?

There is a tendency to dismiss handwriting as a nonessential skill, even though researchers have warned that learning to write may be the key to, well, learning to write.

Charles Darwin letter returned to Smithsonian over 30 years after theft

on Thursday, 02 June 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

by Alan Yuhas

Charles Darwin letter returned to Smithsonian over 30 years after theft
The 1875 letter, part of correspondence between British scientist and Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, was stolen by an employee in mid-1970s, FBI said

The Love Letters of Manly Men

on Saturday, 25 March 2017. Posted in General Autograph News

By KATE MURPHY

The Love Letters of Manly Men
Flowers, trinkets, borrowed sweaters and other reminders of our romantic past may get tossed out. But love letters, for those lucky enough to receive them, are different. They are more likely tucked in a wallet or safeguarded in a box under the bed.

Booksellers Consider Constraints of New California Autograph Law; Others Push for Repeal

on Friday, 13 January 2017. Posted in General Autograph News

BY BARBARA BASBANES RICHTER

Booksellers Consider Constraints of New California Autograph Law; Others Push for Repeal
On the first of the year, AB-1570 Collectibles: Sale of Autographed Memorabilia went into effect in the state of California, requiring all dealers of any autographed material worth more than five dollars to fill out a certificate of authenticity (COA) specifying date of sale, the dealer’s name and street address, and the name and address of the person from whom the autographed item was acquired if the item was not signed in the presence of a dealer. While AB 1570’s goals are to prevent the distribution of forged autographs, many booksellers feel they’ve been swept up by a vague law with onerous requirements and that portions constitute an invasion of privacy, citing possible violations of California’s Reader Privacy Act of 2011.

Mahler's second symphony manuscript sells for record £4.5m

on Thursday, 08 December 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

Mahler's second symphony manuscript sells for record £4.5m
The manuscript belonged to the Mahler enthusiast Gilbert Kaplan, who caused controversy by conducting the work himself

Marilyn Monroe's 'Happy birthday, Mr President' dress sells for record $4.8m

on Friday, 18 November 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

Marilyn Monroe's 'Happy birthday, Mr President' dress sells for record $4.8m
Sheer dress worn by actor to serenade John F Kennedy in 1962 auctioned in LA for world-record sum to museum chain Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Bach manuscript breaks auction house record

on Thursday, 14 July 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

Bach manuscript breaks auction house record
A new record has been set at auction house Christie’s after a manuscript of one of Bach‘s late cantatas sold for £337,250.

Meet Tim Lynch, the All-Star autograph chaser turned Yankees draft pick

on Friday, 08 July 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

By Ken Rosenthal

Meet Tim Lynch, the All-Star autograph chaser turned Yankees draft pick
Tim Lynch spent his childhood hunting down the likes of Miguel Cabrera and Lorenzo Cain for autographs. As of this week, he's playing in the New York Yankees organization.

Pelé's World Cup trophy sells for £395,000 at auction

on Thursday, 09 June 2016. Posted in General Autograph News

By Daniel Etchells

Pelé's World Cup trophy sells for £395,000 at auction
A special replica Jules Rimet trophy presented to Pelé has fetched £395,000 ($571,000/€505,000) at an auction of the Brazilian football legend’s personal memorabilia in London.
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