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Advanced Autograph Collecting

You'll discover how to take your autograph collection to the next level with this authoritative book. There are many pitfalls you can avoid once you learn to spot the clues. There are many naive collectors purchasing blatantly phony items every day. This book goes beyond the obvious to give you the knowledge to make smart acquisitions & become an informed collector: detect forgeries through paper, typefaces, ink types & signature evaluation; spot autopen & ghost signatures; locate sources of historical autographs & learn how to preserve them; & find out about the most exciting collectible areas from sports icons & American authors to aviators & Hollywood stars. Contains more than 1,500 signatures.

Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: Krause Pub.; First edition. edition (September 30, 2000)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0756784468

ISBN-13: 978-0756784461

Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #3,413,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #62 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Autographs #593349 in Books > Textbooks

This book is good for finding examples of autographs and there are plently of them. the problem is that the book is in REALLY bad order. There seems to be no way to easily navigate around it. And as for the information it gives you on 'Advanced Autograph Collecting' it is fairly basic stuff that most collector that have been doing this would already know. The only reason to buy this book is for the examples but be prepared for lots of page flicking.

ANyone who does not find this book worth while is crazy! This book is very helpful... and its great for any autograph colector who wants to figure out if his signatures are authentic. This is truely a great source of information. Buy this book!

agree with one of your other reviewers--a lot of pages, several facsimilies, and the most useful section being the introductory forward by Stephen Raab and the description of paper, ink, etc. What is surprising is the virtual complete lack of mention and certainly no text regarding the founding fathers, signers of the declaration, signers of the constitution, famous historical figures who were not signers such as Revere, John Paul Jones, Arnold, Jay, Marshall etc. Any "advanced" collector immediately comes to grip with these names. Presidents do have a section but it is modest considering the fact that this category is the overwhelmingly most popular collecting topic for most "advanced" collectors with American history, historical authors and composers next in line.

I had to return this book for lack of substance. Lots and lots of pages but nothing helpful. If I could give it less than 1 star I would.

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