Category: guaranteedautographs

AUTHENTICATION AND PROVENANCE

AUTHENTICATION AND PROVENANCE – Credible third party authentication is expensive.

The great majority of third party authenticators and their accompanying certificates of authenticity are worth nothing more then the paper they are written on.

Some dealers have the audacity to evaluate other companies autographs while they ,in fact, are selling their own products.

Where is the objectivity here? Autographs can vary GREATLY (depending on ones’ signing habits, health of the person and lastly when and how the signature was obtained.

An actual court-certified forensic document examiner charges at least a $500.00 fee to compare “questioned” handwriting to “known” examples (exemplars) of that person’s handwriting, to determine whether the questioned writing is authentic.

They often use highly sophisticated scientific equipment in their analysis.

A certified forensic document examiner serves at least a 2 year apprenticeship and often works for the FBI before going out on their own-and always can testify in court as an expert witness.

There are presently “autograph authenticators” selling their services for a fee of $75.00 or less , who will authenticate any signature being offered .

It seems pretty absurd to me that anyone could actually do this credibly.

If you would like me to send objective reviews regarding autograph authenticators who are and are not held in high esteem, please send an email to me at Radwill1@aol.com or call me at 609-953-5473.

PROVENANCE

Provenance is a fancy word that refers to an object’s history, or who owned the object, when and where.

Provenance is to an autograph what a deed trail is to a piece of land.

The provenance of autographs often carries with it great importance.

Documented evidence of provenance for an autograph can help to establish that it has not been altered and is not a forgery or a reproduction.

The quality of provenance of an autograph can make a considerable difference to its selling price in the market;

this is affected by the degree of certainty of the provenance, and the status of past owners as collectors.

People want to know if something was autographed and touched by a great man or woman.

People want some of the gilt from the past to rub off on them.

That’s why it matters so much.

Provenance that leads back to not only the great names of the past but also to great collectors also has value.

In most cases COA’s are probably worthless.

If a seller is consciously selling forgeries he will feel no shame also issuing bogus certificates.

The key to the authenticity of any autograph if you did not actually obtain it yourself is traceable provenance.

If traceable provenance has gone cold or been forgotten the buyer relies solely on the expertise of the seller.

Holograms are useful to match an item with a certificate to ensure the autograph has not been tampered with.

However they are no proof that the original autograph is authentic. In truth a COA is only as good as the issuer.

It is NO guarantee in itself of authenticity.

Its main purpose is to act as a reassurance to the buyer and a record of where purchase was made.

Most COA’s would not stand much scrutiny. Indeed some of the worlds best known Dealers do not even issue them, preferring to simply reimburse the customer if at anytime they express any sort of dissatisfaction with their purchase.

Reputation is far more important and litigation is always messy and confrontational.

Over two-thirds of our items come from three major collectors.

STEVE GIBSON

Steve Gibson sang, played various combo string instruments, and was a main force behind the Red Caps, a top R&B; combo for decades. Mr. Gibson (1914-1995),

who was married to Damita Jo, began collecting in 1933 when he obtained the autograph of Cab Calloway.

From there, he built a collection of more than 8,000 autographs.

Since it is impossible for me to obtain a Certificate of Authenticity from Mr.Gibson,

I have a five separate pages in which I am displaying 45 documents from his estate.

I took the photos to add to the credibility of our items.

If you wish to see the scans, please click here for
STEVE GIBSON PAGE 1,
STEVE GIBSON PAGE 2,
STEVE GIBSON PAGE 3,
STEVE GIBSON PAGE 4,
STEVE GIBSON PAGE 5.

CLARK GESNER

Clark Gesner was a composer and lyricist whose defining success was the 1967 smash You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Mr. Gesner (1938-2002) began collecting in 1956 when he obtained the autograph of Clark Gable. From there, he built a collection of more than 10,000 autographs. He obtained the autographs in person, from autograph dealers , or by mail. Mr. Gesner was a well-known collector and shared his collection with Brooklyn Heights area churches, schools, senior citizen groups and other organizations. I have more than 20 documents from his estate . If you wish to see the scans, please search CLARK GESNER.

DON BERNHARD

Don Bernhard was a staff photographer for the Philadelphia Bulletin Newspaper which stopped printing in 1982.

Don Bernhard combined his passion for photography with his passion for collecting and occasionally he would ask some of his subjects to sign his photos.

He began his career as an amateur pre- World War II photographer.

Later in life he took an avid interest in social and political history and he was an expert in capturing famous personalities in the public eye.

Through his war experience, Don Bernhard felt that an expert photographer watches and waits for great photographs and his collection grew over the years.

He was a highly sought-after photographer for the newspaper and is credited for many of the vintage great photographs that the paper featured.

He was able to use file photos from the Bulletin Reference.

I am displaying a photo at the top of the page of an 8 x 11 inch envelope from Acme News Pictures which was mailed to him at The Evening Bulletin in 1935.

OUR GUARANTEE

OUR GUARANTEE – If you’re worried about forged autographs, that’s good, because you should be.

With all of the legitimate possibilities available for dealers,

I find it saddening and greatly disappointing that many organizations are short changing the public and insulting the industry with fraudulent paraphernalia and blatant forgeries.

Such practices harm the entire autograph industry by undermining the trust of collectors.

The dishonest business practices of these organizations allow them to offer bargain-basement prices to the inexperienced and unwary collector.

Many large companies with substantial advertising budgets say they buy autographs in mass quantities and disperse them to the public at wholesale prices.

They have got to be kidding.

I find these prices and quantities astounding considering the fact that most celebrities make it a habit to sign only one autograph per person.

For a celebrity to sign two or three items at a time is a privilege and great accomplishment.

Do not rely at all on “COA’s” as these are absolutely meaningless (THE IADA DOES NOT ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF AUTHENTICITY AND DOES NOT ENDORSE THE USE OF CERTIFICATES) .

They aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on. Anyone with a printer can make a COA, and if they’re going to forge an autograph, they won’t hesitate to make a COA.

If you are looking for a fancy, multicolored, 3-dimensional, polka dot COA and a bad autograph, we suggest you go elsewhere.

In fact, from my observations,I can tell you that the more your COA corresponds to a piece of modern art, the less your item is likely to be authentic.

I FEEL IT’S TIME FOR SERIOUS AUTOGRAPH COLLECTORS TO RELY MORE ON LOGIC AND A TRAINED, EDUCATED EYE THAN A SLIP OF PAPER PAINLESSLY ISSUED BY A MERCHANT.

Our policy on autographs is that we guarantee the authenticity of each item to the very best of our ability.

The best guarantee a buyer has for autographs is the credibility and experience of the dealer and the probability of the dealer being in business in the future.

I HAVE SUPPLIED SOME OF THE WORLDS MOST RESPECTED BUYERS–INCLUDING THE CARNEGIE HALL MUSEUM AND THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION– AND HAVE NEVER HAD ANYTHING RETURNED DUE TO AUTHENTICITY.

SATISFACTION ASSURANCE:

However, if any autographed item we sell is ever found not to be authentic by a certified and court qualified forensic handwriting examiner, we will gladly refund the purchase price.

I will promptly refund your money if you return the item, along with the original paperwork and a letter from a certified and court qualified forensic handwriting examiner stating that the item purchased is not authentic.

The inspection of the item must be done in person and not evaluated using the internet or scans or photos.It can not be a standard rejection form letter used by dealers for items you are attempting to sell to them.

The certified and court qualified authenticator will evaluate the autograph using standard nondestructive techniques of forensic document examination which include a macroscopic evaluation with calipers, protractors, photocopies and their enlargements, along with computer enhancements and computer enlargements.

You will pay the authenticator for his services. This guarantee is good forever.

In addition, the buyer has a ten day return privilege from the time he/she receives the item—in the same condition as received. The buyer does not have to give a reason for a ten day return and can demand a refund less postage costs.

Our Commitment To Your Privacy

Our Commitment To Your Privacy – We are firmly commited to protecting the privacy of our customers.

Privacy is very important to us.

We do not sell, rent or otherwise release customer information to third parties and this information is not used for marketing purposes.

We do not voluntarily allow your e-mail address or any other personal information to be displayed anywhere.

To better protect your privacy the following notice explains the information we collect,

how it is used, how it is safeguarded, and how to contact us if you have any concerns.

As part of the order process, the following information is collected from shoppers:

Name

Shipping/Billing Address

Email address

Phone number

We use your name and address to deliver your order.

We use your e-mail address to send you confirmations and updates about your order.

We use your telephone number as back-up contact info for transactions where e-mail is not deliverable, or in case we need to contact you.

Third-Party Web Beacons: We use third-party web beacons from Yahoo!

to help analyze where visitors go and what they do while visiting our website.

Yahoo! may also use anonymous information about your visits to this and other websites in order

to improve its products and services and provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by Yahoo!, click here.

Our website uses a technology called Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to ensure that your information is safe from hackers.

This technology enables a web browser and a web server to communicate securely; it allows the web browser to authenticate the web server.

The SSL protocol requires the web server to have a digital certificate installed on it in order for an SSL connection to be made.

Thanks to an SSL-enabled web server and an SSL certificate,

connecting to the Guaranteed Autographs secure website assures you of three things:

Authentication: The website really is owned by the company that installed the certificate – in this case, Guaranteed Autographs.

Message privacy: Using a unique “session key”, SSL encrypts all information exchanged between our web server and your browser, such as credit card numbers and other personal data.

This insures that personal information cannot be viewed if it is intercepted by unauthorized parties.

Message integrity: The data cannot be tampered with over the Internet.

About Us

About Us – We feel an authentic autograph is one thing, but an authentic autograph on a choice, premium item can step up a collectible to an entirely next level for a collection, fan or top notch gallery.

As a Lifetime Member of The American Institute of Forensic Examiners, The Garden State Ephemera Association, Antique and Collectibles Dealer Association and The Universal Manuscript Society, Dr. Radbill subscribes to a strict code of business ethics.

Allen earned his Ph.D. at Temple University in 1976 and is a lifetime member of Mensa.

Be assured you will receive only authentic material and will get the personal service you deserve.

I have been in business for 26 years, at the same address, and my guarantee is more than a meaningless piece of paper.

At all times, we aim to represent every item with utmost accuracy regarding quality, age and condition. Authenticity is guaranteed to the original buyer.

We have earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau which you may check out here:

http://www.bbb.org/new-jersey/business-reviews/baseball-cards-and-sports-memorabilia/guaranteed-autographs-in-southampton-nj-90050623

My Seller Reputation number with Paypal is 6,209.

This number measures how many Verified PayPal members have paid us with successful exchanges since we opened our Paypal account on July 10,2000.

Please note that I am a verified member of Paypal which is a positive signal to the You , the Buyer that we have complied with Community security measures.

Verification increases the security of the PayPal network.

As Verified members , we have successfully completed PayPal’s Verification system to establish our identity.

My ebay ID is allen1948 with over 15,000 positive feedbacks and a 99.9% rating.

You may check it here:

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid;=allen1948&&iid;=310270075504&sspagename;=VIP:feedback&ftab;=FeedbackAsSeller

You may check my paypal verification here:

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Our contact information

By email:
Radwill1@aol.com

By standard mail:
Guaranteed Autographs
Allen Radbill
23 Hunters Lane
Southampton,New Jersey 08088

By phone: 609-953-5473

SHIPPING INFORMATION:

In order to keep costs down,we mail packages out once per week=usually on a Friday. 

We accept Paypal and most credit cards.

Contact us directly by email or phone if you wish to pay by check or money order. 

Checks should be made payable to : Al Radwill. 

If you need an item sent ‘overnight'($30.00 charge on Friday)– or on a day other than Friday ($80.00 charge), please call us for instructions.

Please add $6.00 for domestic Media rate postage or $9.00 for domestic Priority Mail which includes insurance.

International air mail postage (no insurance) is $15.00.

Add $4.00 for each additional item ordered in same package.

An Lp mailed to Canada is $9.00 for air mail.

I will not be held responsible for any lost international shipment that is not insured.

Add another $14.00 if you want international insurance.We use the U. S. Postal Service exclusively.

Refund, Returns and Cancellation Policies:

If you’re worried about forged autographs, that’s good, because you should be.

With all of the legitimate possibilities available for dealers, I find it saddening and greatly disappointing that many organizations are short changing the public and insulting the industry with fraudulent paraphernalia and blatant forgeries.

Such practices harm the entire autograph industry by undermining the trust of collectors.

The dishonest business practices of these organizations allow them to offer bargain-basement prices to the inexperienced and unwary collector..

Many large companies with substantial advertising budgets say they buy autographs in mass quantities and disperse them to the public at wholesale prices…………

They have got to be kidding………. I find these prices and quantities astounding considering the fact that most celebrities make it a habit to sign only one autograph per person.

For a celebrity to sign two or three items at a time is a privilege and great accomplishment……

Do not rely at all on “COA’s” as these are absolutely meaningless (THE IADA DOES NOT ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF AUTHENTICITY AND DOES NOT ENDORSE THE USE OF CERTIFICATES) .

They aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.

Anyone with a printer can make a COA, and if they’re going to forge an autograph, they won’t hesitate to make a COA…….

If you are looking for a fancy, multicolored, 3-dimensional, polkadot COA and a bad autograph, we suggest you go elsewhere.

In fact, from my observations,I can tell you that the more your COA corresponds to a piece of modern art, the less your item is likely to be authentic..

I FEEL IT’S TIME FOR SERIOUS AUTOGRAPH COLLECTORS TO RELY MORE ON LOGIC AND A TRAINED, EDUCATED EYE THAN A SLIP OF PAPER PAINLESSLY ISSUED BY A MERCHANT .

Our policy on autographs is that we guarantee the authenticity of each item to the very best of our ability.

The best guarantee a buyer has for autographs is the credibility and experience of the dealer and the probability of the dealer being in business in the future.

If requested in writing ,we will write a Letter of Authenticity for the original purchaser.. .

I HAVE SUPPLIED SOME OF THE WORLDS MOST RESPECTED BUYERS–INCLUDING THE CARNEGIE HALL MUSEUM AND THE STATE MUSEUM OF HISTORY– AND HAVE NEVER HAD ANYTHING RETURNED DUE TO AUTHENTICITY.

However, if any autographed item we sell is ever found not to be authentic by a certified and registered expert in the field, we will gladly refund the purchase price.

This guarantee is good forever to the original purchaser.

SATISFACTION ASSURANCE:

In addition,the buyer has a ten day return privilege from the time he/she receives the item—in the same condition as received.The buyer does not have to give a reason for a ten day return and can demand a refund less postage costs. After ten days, ALL SALES ARE FINAL, except for lack of authenticity.

Linus Pauling “Cancer And Vitamin C” 1979 Book Signed Autograph

Linus Pauling “Cancer And Vitamin C” 1979 Book Signed Autograph – Linus Pauling and Ewan Cameron-“Cancer And Vitamin C’-1979-Linus Pauling Institute-6″ X 9”-230 pages-Hardcover Book-With Jacket-With Illustrations-Signed By Author.

Winner of the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1954, Linus Pauling is considered one of the greatest chemists of the 20th century. He’s also the only person ever to win two unshared Nobel Prizes: as an outspoken activist against nuclear testing, he won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1962.

After 1970 his fame — and controversial reputation — centered on his insistence that Vitamin C had the power to fight cancer and the common cold.

The book has been autographed on the title page by Linus Pauling with a fountain pen in black…………….BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.

Other Items in Scientists, Inventors And Medicine
Weil, Andrew M.D.-Spontaneous Healing How To Discover And Enchance Your Body’S Natural Ability To Maintain And Heal Itself –Signed Book
Tuska, C. D.-Inventors And Inventions-Book-Signed 1957
Newton, Sir Isaac/Smith, David Eugene-Introduction-Sir Isaac Newton-A Bicentenary Evaluation Of His Work-Book-Signed 1928
Berrill, N. J.-Man’S Emerging Mind-Book-Signed 1955
Johnson, Gaylord-The Star People-Book-Signed 1921
Posin, Dr. Dan Q.-Life Beyond Our Planet-Book-Signed 1962
Wilkins, Robert-Death-A History Of Man’S Obsessions And Fears-Book-Signed 1990
Robinson, William J.- Psycho-Analysis Or The Freudian Philosophy A Popular Exposition Of Its Truths And Errors
Stone, Chester T. M.D.- The Dangerous Age In Men A Treatise On The Prostate Gland-Book-Signed 1935