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daves_resale_shop
06-03-2012, 11:39 AM
http://www.autographsauthentication.com/

recently came across an auto that had their cert... never heard of them before, but they do a good job of marketing their evaluaiton methodology on their site...

Anyhow, just curious as to whether or not anyone on the board has experience with them

Thanks!
Dave

gnaz01
06-03-2012, 12:34 PM
http://www.autographsauthentication.com/

recently came across an auto that had their cert... never heard of them before, but they do a good job of marketing their evaluaiton methodology on their site...

Anyhow, just curious as to whether or not anyone on the board has experience with them

Thanks!
Dave

Dave,

If your talking about the Matty, the sig is no good IMO. Don't know much about the company, though.

JimStinson
06-03-2012, 12:35 PM
I've never heard of the company but there should be real persons names associated with it, run the names by some of the people on this board and you'll have your answer.

thetruthisoutthere
06-03-2012, 01:21 PM
I've contacted AMA numerous times in the past about some of the autographs they've certed. I also emailed them today about the Matty that is on Ebay.

The AMA certed autographs that I have seen on Ebay usually get removed.

RichardSimon
06-03-2012, 05:11 PM
There website has the magic word in it,,, forensic.

jgmp123
06-03-2012, 05:38 PM
Anybody heard of him? I certainly haven't.


Academy of Manuscript and Autograph is a forensic document examination company that performs autograph and manuscript authentications specializing in vintage and modern sports figures as well as notable celebrities. My name is Jack de Varona, Jr., former
*A-NYPD and Texas, Tyler County Deputy Sheriff, current forensic document examiner, autograph and manuscript collector and a proud member of The Manuscript Society and The National Association of Document Examiners.*I received several years of training from Roberto Alvarez, Cuban G2 (Cuban Secret Service) in forensic document examination in order to further gain the knowledge and skills to be effective and successful in the field of authentication. I am the founder of the Academy of Manuscript and Autograph, LLC. There are several reasons as to why A.M.A. services are better. First of all, A.M.A. did not start authenticating in order to sell autographs. A.M.A. was founded due to my high interest in forensic document examination.* Secondly, I've dedicated much time in the past 20 years to everything that coincides with forensic document examination and authenticating signatures and manuscripts, as have all of the associated authenticators that work for this firm. Lastly, we are not some big company that passes the signature down an assembly line (so to speak) of different experts in order to come to a concensus on the validity of each autograph. We are a small company with a lot of integrity and we dedicate all of our time and effort into analyzing each piece to ensure that you are getting a 99% accurate authentication each and every time. We are also taking steps to assist autograph members, enthusiasts, and collectors all over the world on ways to protect themselves from fraud. It is for this reason we have created The Illustrated Autograph Examination CD Database, and the Signature Authentication Service.
Again, these are a few of the reasons why our services are better. I hope that this will help you in making the decision to trust in A.M.A. to handle your autographs now and in the future.

Sincerely,

Jack de Varona Jr.
Managing Member and Founder
Academy of Manuscript and Autograph L.L.C.

thetruthisoutthere
06-05-2012, 05:45 PM
I found this on Ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110889785153&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123

65552

65553

65554

jgmp123
06-05-2012, 05:46 PM
And........it's now been pulled from EBay....

daves_resale_shop
06-06-2012, 05:32 AM
thanks for your thoughts everyone...

it looks like this is yet another examiner to put on the "stay far far away" list...

GrayGhost
06-06-2012, 06:59 AM
Some are not as obvious. IMO, that Gehrig looks pretty good. Before anyone starts this "How can you even think thats good" stuff, it looks pretty good to me, is all.

RichardSimon
06-06-2012, 08:24 AM
In my opinion, it is carefully and slowly drawn and contains tremors in the writing.

GrayGhost
06-06-2012, 08:26 AM
TY Richard. I can see that now as I really look. I was mainly looking at the letter formation.

thetruthisoutthere
06-06-2012, 08:34 AM
Closer view of the Gehrig.

65597

GrayGhost
06-06-2012, 10:32 AM
Here is a JSA Lou. I can see the differences. On the bad one, is there also "ink accumulation" there?