Articles tagged with: Autograph dealer

German TV Report: Faszination Autographs

on Thursday, 29 January 2015. Posted in In the media

True or Fake ?

German TV Report: Faszination Autographs
The quick TV report of RTL about autographs and it's counterfeits.
Markus Brandes occurs in this context as an autograph expert and explains what to look for when buying...

Brandesautographs Best Autograph Website 2011

on Wednesday, 01 February 2012. Posted in Brandes Autographs News, About us

Brandesautographs Best Autograph Website 2011
Markus Brandes for Website of the Year, this being the second award that Markus has now won

Collector's Guide for Muhammad Ali Autographs

on Friday, 14 January 2011.

Hundrets of signature examples showing the development of his sigis signatunature


Privately Printed, Miami, 2009, 90 pages heavily illustrated. Thirteen chapters chock full of information regarding Ali's signature from his days of Cassius Clay, Cassius X and Muhammad Ali. What you need to be aware of his machine signed signatures to preprints and secretarial signatures. Chapters on forgeries and in person experiences both in the United States and in Europe. This educational reference book is strictly limited to only 150 numbered copies hand signed by all three authors.

Orders can be booked at

Markus Brandes, Wiesenwinkelstrasse 1, CH-8593 Kesswil, Switzerland , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“I Am The Greatest!“: Eine Studie zu den Handschriften von Muhammad Ali
von Heinz-Ulrich Kammeier

Das Sammeln von Handschriften berühmter Persönlichkeiten bereitet in der Regel große Freude, es sei denn es stellt sich heraus, dass man im Nachhinein erkennen muss unechte Signaturen in seiner Sammlung zu haben. Auch wenn diese Erfahrung schmerzlich ist (der Verfasser dieser Zeilen weiß, worüber er schreibt), so ist es doch hilfreich ein Buch an die Hand zu bekommen, das einem hilft, Falschsignaturen zu erkennen.

Shawn Anderson, Markus Brandes und Stephen Koschal haben ein solches vorgelegt, in dem sie die Signiergewohnheiten und auch die Falschunterschriften des wohl größten Boxsportlers aller Zeiten, Cassius Clay bzw. Muhammad Ali vorstellen und an zahlreichen Beispielen erläutern.

Im vorliegenden Buch mit dem Titel “The Collector’s Guide to Muhammad Ali Autographs“ stellen die drei Autoren über 100 echte und falsche Handschriften des an Parkinson leidenden früheren Boxweltmeisters aller Klassen vor und beleuchten alle Facetten: die echten Unterschriften, die reproduzierten und die gefälschten, die das FBI auf den Plan riefen.

Auch wenn man nicht das Gebiet „Sport“ sammelt: das vorliegende Werk gewährt einen detaillierten Einblick in die Signiergewohnheiten eines faszinierenden und doch so unglücklichen Menschen namens Muhammad Ali bzw. Cassius Clay.

Das Buch kann bei Markus Brandes, Wiesenwinkelstrasse 1, CH-8593 Kesswil, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. zum Preis von € 10 bestellt werden.

Proposal if the showpiece of the collection turns out to be fake?

on Friday, 14 January 2011. Posted in Autograph forgeries


In the years 1997 to 1999, I had me a collection of 50 autographs with a focus on Hollywood stars built from. The framed pictures were hung in my old apartment. I was particularly proud of a certificate signed by Marilyn Monroe black and white photo, which took in my living room wall a central square. I had this piece in 1999 for approximately $ 4,000 from a dealer in California purchased. 

Keep Your Autograph Collection From Fading

on Monday, 31 August 2009. Posted in Collecting and Protecting autographs

Questions and answers

Keep Your Autograph Collection From Fading

Q: Part of my autograph collection is framed and on display in my home. What can I do to preserve the ones that are starting to fade?

A: There are several ways to limit fading and prolong the life of your collection.

Since light fades ...

10 Reasons to Invest in Collectibles

on Friday, 30 August 2013. Posted in Investment Guide

The Top 10 reasons why you should consider investing in collectibles

Autograph Dealer of the Year 2010

on Sunday, 23 January 2011. Posted in Brandes Autographs News

Autograph Dealer of the Year 2010

We are very proud to become AFTAL Autograph Dealer 2010.

After it was already a big honor for us to become nominated from the AFTAL board it was really exciting when ex James Bond Girl Carole Ashby opened the envelope to mention the winner of the Nomination.

Investing in the autograph market

on Friday, 14 January 2011. Posted in Investment Guide

by Rob Mackrill

Would you pay £10,000 for an autograph? Not just any signature, of course... and, in truth, more than one. In this instance, we’re talking John, Paul, George and Ringo. 

They are written on a 1965 photograph of the Beatles on location in the Bahamas for the film Help.

Let us sell autographs for you !

on Friday, 14 January 2011. Posted in Buying and Selling

Get great prices when a trustful autograph dealer with numerous international contacts sells your items

Let us sell autographs for you !

In many cases we have to refuse interesting items because we could not expect the demand for them or have already similar items available.

Most autograph dealers just choose the most important names while most of the second choices are not estimated in value.  If you are not looking for a prompt sale and payment we highly suggest to use our consignment service.

    Markus Brandes discovered James Cook letter

    on Tuesday, 01 May 2007. Posted in In the media

    exceptional finding at the Darmstaetter Collection Berlin


    Captain James Cook R.N., F.R.S. (1728-1779)

    James Cook is best known for his three voyages of exploration in the late 1700s which completed the map of the world by filling in the hitherto blank space that was the Pacific Ocean. By the time of his unfortunate death in Hawaii in 14 February 1779 he had sailed further than any man, venturing south into Antarctica and north into the Arctic, and in between he had charted and mapped hundreds of islands both large and small.

    Hunting Channel

    • Steven Spielberg

      Steven Spielberg

      When I have heard that Steven Spielberg comes to my city I was deeply excited. I thought about a chance to get one of the best autograph in my collection. Spielberg has shoot scenes here in Wroclaw  to his new movie called 'St. James Place'. Basically, sets were located in Berlin and Potsdam, but a crew planned to visiting Poland for a few days. Additionally, local media spread rumors about Tom Hanks, Janusz Kaminski or Sebastian Koch are coming as well. Finally, in the middle of November, here they come. 
    • Monaco 2010

      Monaco 2010

      Jenson Button:

      He was in a good mood and tried to fullfil as many autograph wishes as he can. But you have to be at the right place at the right time. Sometimes two autographs were possible.

    • Autograph Collecting during F1 Winter testings in Spain

      Autograph Collecting during F1 Winter testings in Spain


      It was quite unusual to see Sebastian Vettel in red colors. But good news: he is still the most friendly driver in the F1 paddock. He had really fun to sign Ferrari pictures, although he does not sign as much as in the past. But still very satisfying.

      Kimi was like always. He signed one photograph per meeting, but it was really tough to meet and get him.

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