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Forged Signatures: Tips to Help Collectors Find the Real Deal

The Declaration of Independence boasts of a plethora of signatures from some of America’s most famous men, but whose do you think is the most valuable? The podcast Radiolab conducted in an investigation and the winner is Button Gwinnett! Surprised? Gwinnett’s obscurity increased the value of his signature. He only has 51 documented signature examples and was killed in a duel in 1777. photo: Andrea Izzotti/ Shutterstock and Reader’s Digest

By Kary Pardy, writer of “Exploring Antique Technology” Mickey Mantle’s baseball, a celebrity-signed photograph, the copy of the Declaration of Independence from your relative’s attic: the value of each of these items lies in its authenticity. Forgers go to great lengths to dupe collectors, but unfortunately, several other roadblocks are not inherently sneaky. Collectors of […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Lennon handwritten lyrics, $354,000, Julien’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to the 1967 song Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!, which appeared on the Beatles’ iconic Sgt. Pepper album of that year, sold for $354,000 at a Music Icons Auction held May 21 by Julien’s Auctions (based in Beverly […]

Gavels n Paddles: Beatles’ first contract, $93,750, Heritage

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall The first recording contract for The Beatles (signed in 1961 by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and drummer Pete Best), sold for $93,750 at an Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction held Sept. 19-20 by Heritage Auctions (based in Dallas, Tex.) in New York […]

First Recording Contract Ever Signed by The Beatles highlights The Blaschke Collection at Heritage Auctions

Important Beatles collection from Hamburg, Germany, offered Sept. 19 in New York; collection will be displayed for the first time in the US in New York, Beverly Hills, and Dallas prior to sale NEW YORK – The first recording contract ever signed by The Beatles , which put the Fab Four on a path that […]

Beatles-played guitar, $408,000, Julien’s Auctions

Beatles-played guitar, $408,000, Julien's Auctions

Beatles-played guitar, $408,000, Julien’s Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare VOX guitar played by two legendary Beatles – John Lennon (while recording a video session for Hello, Goodbye) and George Harrison (while practicing I Am the Walrus for The Magical Mystery Tour) – sold for $408,000 […]

Ken’s Korner: Signed Beatles album auctions for $290,500

Ken’s Korner: Signed Beatles album auctions for $290,500

Ken’s Korner: Signed Beatles album auctions for $290,500 News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A copy of the iconic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, signed by all four Beatles in 1967 (the same year it was released), sold for $290,500 at an auction held in Dallas […]

Beatles 1966 painting, $155,250, Philip Weiss

Beatles 1966 painting, $155,250, Philip Weiss

Beatles 1966 painting, $155,250, Philip Weiss Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A painting done collectively by all four Beatles when the band was on tour in Japan in 1966 sold for $155,250 at a multi-estate auction held September 13-15 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, NY. Also, a vintage […]