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Many of Steven Zarelli's blogs bash PSA as an authentication firm. PSA has been one of the top authenticators with an unblemished reputation.

This Anders sloppy signed FDC was given a thumbs down in an on-line opinion from America's number one Autograph Authority . It sold for $ 500. on eBay and comes with a Zarelli COA

I concede that Zarelli could be correct, but my granddaughter could also make an Anders signature that looks the same.

My Name is William Bradley and I live in New York. I am 81 years old. I was an intern for Hubert Humphrey. I worked for NASA , GE, and General Dynamics Corp. I am retired . I have an eight year old granddaughter, and three teenage grandsons.

Monetary Loss: $499.

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Anonymous
Detroit, Michigan, United States #863757

Steve Zarelli keeps being egged on by sellers to write more COAs. Why don't these sellers use PSA, same price plus they have more experience, plus they have an on-line database, plus they make very few errors-if any all.

Anonymous
#851645

Steve Zarelli is not my first choice for autograph advice

Anonymous
Washington, District Of Columbia, United States #827621

Beware of autograph sellers offering a "Certificate of Authenticity".They are absolutely worthless.

If you will fake and autograph you will fake a COA.

Most reputable autograph dealers will not offer COA's but instead offer a lifetime unconditional guarantee. If you are unhappy, simply return the item is the condition it was sold to you.

You will see sellers offering guarantees that run out in 7 days, 10 days, 30 days, etc. That should be unacceptable to you as a buyer.

Some sellers will state that a questionable signature cannot be returned without it being authenticated by an expert. They know that this is VERY expensive to do.

To get a signature authenticated will often run in to hundreds of dollars. These sellers know that no one will go to that trouble for an autograph that was bought for under that amount.

The Universal Autograph Collector's Club (UACC), one of the most - if not THE most respected autograph organizations in the world, have long renounced the use of COA's. Here are a few FAQ's straight from their web site:

Q: Are Certificates of Authenticity endorsed by the UACC? A: The UACC has been very vocal about the fact that Certificates of Authenticity (COA's for short) are totally worthless.

The UACC does not issue COA's and always encourgae collectors to get a signed receipt for merchandise, instead of a COA. Frankly, they aren't worth the paper they are printed on. A COA is only as good as the...

Q: I was looking at some items on Ebay, and I saw that an item came with a UACC Certificate of Authenticity. Is that possible? A: No it is not. The UACC does not issue "Certificates of Authenticity" The person selling that item should immediately be reported to Ebay.

Just use common sense when you purchase autographs. Ask the seller questions.

Ask about their return policy.Learn these things up front so you will not be disappointed when your signed item arrives to your doors.

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Anonymous
Orlando, Florida, United States #825926

I have been an avid autograph collector for 35 years and the so-called autograph of Bill Anders is a joke. 100% bogus and it is a sin that anyone would take someone's money for this and to have some slob take even more money and issue a certificate stating this is real is also a sin .

Anonymous
#814986

I have seen many really bad examples and when amateur collectors suddenly decide they are experts , they try an(often succeed) to convince others.The calamity of ego driven experts is that innocent folks are misled .

People gravitate toward forged or secretarial signed pieces for the simple reason that they have a Certificate of authenticity . Amateur Experts are bound to wreak havoc on autograph collecting.

An "Amateur Expert" is someone who possesses very limited knowledge, but compensates with the ability to self promote themselves.

That person might write articles (the articles can ne hogwash) and the articles are designed to impress others and often they sound true.These articles are usually very well written.

Anonymous
#814984

I have seen many really bad examples and when amateur collectors suddenly decide they are experts , they try an(often succeed) to convince others.The calamity of ego driven experts is that innocent folks are misled .

You "In Person" signed books are labeled as fake, wrongfully. People gravitate toward forged or secretarial signed pieces for the simple reason that they have a Certificate of authenticity . Amateur Experts are bound to wreak havoc on autograph collecting.

An "Amature Expert" is someone who posesses very limited knowledge, but compensates with the ability to self promote themselves.

That person might write articles (the articles can ne hogwash) and the articles are designed to impress others and often they sound true.These articles are usually very well written.

Anonymous
#811330

RED IS PRITTY DID ZARELLI WRITE THIS IN LIPSTICK ?

Anonymous
Houston, Texas, United States #809444

Threw the autograph industry i see fat man will take jabs and slander anyone .You sell forgeries ,and sweetie this is not him,but his woman who is defending a great man unlike yourself .I heard you were having a *** relationship with a autograph dealer who i will not mention the name of the other party .I saw his website he is just as round as you are .Swelled *** you have like a woman who is due in a month.Frost if the circus was coming to town you could be the fat bearded lady and win hands down .You can keep writing your slander on your autograph alert .If you want attention go walk around a nude colony and scare mother nature seeing your bare big fatt asss with your matching homo sexuual lover .You can never have a big nice cockk like him no way no how ?fatso you can't find your toes never mind finding a autograph to be real .

Hugs &kisses

Tara

Anonymous
Flagler Beach, Florida, United States #804727

After careful research, I do bot believe this William Anders example to be his autograph. There are too many irregularities within it. Sorry.

Anonymous
Flagler Beach, Florida, United States #804725

I am not a proponent of authenticators because there is no licensing or control placed upon them, but I do agree with this statement.PSA does serve a purpose with most modern material on today's market.

" Many of Steven Zarelli's blogs bash PSA as an authentication firm.

PSA has been one of the top authenticators with an unblemished reputation."

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