PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT I THINK OF MY ENTIRE COLLECTION THAT YOU SEE ON THIS WEBSITE AS ALMOST A MUSEUM, AND MY OWN PERSONAL JOURNEY THROUGH COLLECTING SOME OF THE RAREST IN PERSON OBTAINED ROCK AND ROLL MEMORABILIA. MOST OF EVERYTHING YOU SEE IS NOT IN ANY WAY FOR SALE.
However, like all collections, it must sustain itself in order to grow. Therefore, if you are interested in purchasing any items you see within this collection, though what you are interested in is probably not for sale (especially anything inscribed to myself and my family), please read the below very carefully and then feel free to make contact with me. I am a very friendly guy and we can always talk……………
PLEASE ASK any questions you have and please get as much detail as you need prior to purchasing anything. I will treat you with the same respect that I wish to be treated with. Emails for any reason are most encouraged.
PLEASE know that there are many factors that I consider in pricing any signature within my collection, especially sentimental over value. A sentimental autograph to me has full value, but no price. Quantity of items from the artist(s), difficulty in obtaining, condition of item, and value of the celebrity are just a few factors I consider in “pricing”. The price I place on an item, may not be what you place, either low or high. I am very proud of every signature within my collection and every encounter it took to obtain the autograph.
Chances are, that I too like the item and am happy with it as part of my collection.
- I have accounted for where and when every signature was obtained to the best of my ability and continue to do so. Unfortunately when I first started to collect, there was no Internet, no eBay, no such word as “selfie” and, being a one man shop, I was lucky to simply obtain the signature. At that time nobody really cared for all the historical and accountable documentation as has now become the custom. I do try to provide whatever information I can; photographs (if any), facts (though they may be limited) – any information about when or where a signature was obtained.
- For the most part, no inscribed item(s) is for sale.
- Personally, I have no need for any third party “expert” to authenticate what and how I collect. However, I understand that you might and I can respect that. Therefore, I will HOLD any item you are interested in purchasing for a period of 15 days from the time we agree you are interested, while you seek verification or authentication. Simply put, I have seen far too many mistakes made by “experts”, claiming signatures are fraudulent that I know are authentic (I was there, after all). The internet is full of both praise and complaints about these expert opinions. So, all third party authentications are the buyer’s responsibility.
- All sales after purchase are final.
WHY NOW WOULD I EVEN CONSIDER SELLING ANYTHING FROM THIS WEBSITE?
I first started collecting Rock and Roll Memorabilia in the mid 1970’s.
I started collecting autographs in early 1986. Before, in between and since, I have always been fascinated with what was played on the radio, listening to my albums, attending concerts, as well as the history and legacy, and all that is Rock and Roll.
Prior to my 2017 downsize of so much overall memorabilia, I had obtained over 3000 autographs from over 600 of the greatest performers and music pioneers, some motion picture and television celebrity legends, and what would fill boxes and boxes of all kinds of rare and unique memorabilia. What started out as a few very lucky and unexpected in person signatures back in 1986, has taken me to Canada and Europe and to over 20 U.S. States over the last 30+ years to obtain what you see now on the pages of this website. I have been both very blessed and very fortunate to have met people that otherwise, I probably would have only seen from the concert stage.
Collecting is not cheap, whatsoever, nor is the opportunity simply be in a position where it is to obtain a signed item of memorabilia.
Autograph Conventions are plentiful, but are scattered across many different states. Travel and hotel stay, is a major expense. The average celebrity at an autograph show or convention charges $30.00 – $50.00 per signed item, with specialty items going for much more. The average concert Meet and Greet can be in excess of $400.00, per person, and may not include the concert ticket. The selling and obtaining of any such memorabilia, especially in person, is now not just Big Business, but HUGE BUSINESS (and the celebs know it).
To sustain my collection and grow it over the next 5 to 10 years, I came to the conclusion in late 2016 that in 2017 I would downsize and sell much of my non Rock and Roll memorabilia and slowly scale back to a collection of just music related items. Though not fully a deletion of all my Motion Picture signatures, the website gradually focuses on just obtained in person classic Rock and Roll autographs and memorabilia.
ALL SIGNATURES ON THIS WEBSITE WERE OBTAINED BY MYSELF, UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE. PLEASE READ WHAT I HAVE DESCRIBED CAREFULLY.
Regretfully, I cannot offer any services for trying to get a personal item of yours signed. I simply cannot and do not want the responsibility of another collector’s item of memorabilia. With that said, I am happy to share any information that I can that may assist you in getting your item of memorabilia autographed. Email me please: I would enjoy helping you……….
Equally, I do not purchase any signatures from outside collectors. Though you may have some historic and very rare items of memorabilia, and no doubt such items would look great on this website and in my collection, it is simply not how I obtain. I will not make any offer of purchase for anything that may be in your collection. With that said, I would still very much love to see what you have and be shared your stories………..
Please note that this entire website gets updated and copyrighted continuously. If you choose to upload, down load or whatever load any image or item from this website, please do so with photograph credits and my website name information. Play fair and honest and I will probably see no need contact you or make a fuss.
*** PLEASE DO NOT THROW IT AWAY ***
If you are a Rock and Roll celebrity or artist and have old stage clothing, a broken amp, a broken guitar, or parts of an old drum, a cymbal, a microphone, guitar picks or a guitar strap, a stage worn hat, a luggage trunk or any type of hand written lyrics, autographed items of any kind, or any memorabilia perhaps taking up room in your garage or getting rusty and moldy in some storage room and wish to contribute and preserve it in my collection, please contact me or send it to me at:
P.O. Box 267, Norco, CA 92860
or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org