The Selling of Any of My Memorabilia

Nothing you see on my website or in my collection is for sale of any kind.

Please continue to read why, below:

 

 

CELEBRITIES and ROCK & ROLL ARTIST’S

 

I understand that there is a large community of “fans” that ask you for your signature with only the intentions of selling that signed item on any number of internet auction or memorabilia site’s.

I understand your frustration at being duped and manipulated when asked to sign an item of memorabilia, and why so many of you are either not signing autographs OR charging fees for your autographs.  It makes sense. I get it.

 

Please know that when I meet up with you and ask or pay for your

autograph, that I am a true fan of yours and that my request and

admiration is always 1000% fully sincere.

 
If I wasn’t a fan of yours, and purchase your music, and attend your concerts, and listen to the
songs you have written and share them with my family, I would not be asking you for your
autograph.  Its simply that simple.

 

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IT’S GETTING TOUGHER AND TOUGHER AND TOUGHER TO OBTAIN

autographs in 2019/2020 and beyond. I continually pursue artists in the best possible autograph conditions for signing by paying the incredible increasing higher prices for Concert Meet & Greets and attending Autograph Conventions in various states and even in other countries. Please understand the outrageous costs I spend annually associated with attending anywhere an artist is available to meet their fans. This I do believe results in the finest possible signatures that I can obtain. I continue my pursuit of not just new and more recent signatures but also as an upgrade of older signatures that were signed years ago on the streets. Many of these sloppier or rushed signatures I have since purged or even tossed away, as they are not of the quality that I wish to keep and preserve within such an amazing and hard working collection.

 

Nothing that you see upon this website is for any sale of any kind.

My collecting has always been about preservation as well as the thrill of obtaining.

 

Have I ever sold any autograph that I have obtained?

 

In 2014/2015, the concert Meet & Greet really took off like a skyrocket

both in availability by the artist and in the price for the event. Though I had budgeted for the already increasing autograph style conventions and those increased prices, I did not expect the increased fees now being charged by the promoters and artists at their pre and post concert Meet & Greet’s. In giving thought as well as to exactly how and what Items I wish to finalize this collection and pass on to my children, I purged and sold off those very few items that I felt were no longer needed or fit within the collection as I work towards a finalization of over 3 decades of collecting. Yes, I sold some items. In order to grow my collection, I needed this collection to self sustain itself. To grow it bigger and better, and to turn it into the preserved museum you see today, I couldn’t no longer take household bill money to offset the increased fees. After 2016, my personal funds and ability to collect for the future, met at a common fence as I grow my collection to a finalization with no longer the need for me to sell anything.

 

I now have my collection exactly where I want it to be.

With only a very few exceptions (all as noted), every signed item you see within this website and I have within my collection were obtained in person by myself, or through the artists website, and/or purchased directly at a concert merchandise booth

 

Authenticity, accountability, quality, and minimal scrutiny

within my collection is fully paramount as this entire collection will be left to my three beautiful

children to share with their children in the years and generations to come.

 

                 

There is a huge concern, reluctancy to sign, and and an implied almost paranoia that those that ask a celebrity for their autograph is only doing so for resale purposes. Though that may very well be the case in many instances, it is not at all the case in all instances.

 

It is 1000% not the case in my instance, 

when asking you for your autograph.

 

There are those celebrities, that do not want to use a blue marker as it is deemed that is a re-sellers “trademark” stamp of being a dealer.  The actual truth is, BLUE MARKER ink is the truest form of pure ink and is far less susceptible to the disappearance and fading of black ink. All collectors are facing the problem of after 20 years down the road, many very rare signed items in black in are now heavily fading or flat out disappearing.

 

Thus, the simple and true reason blue ink is the collectors choice preferred.

 
Equally a giant myth I have found in my quest to obtain autographs, is the concept of personalization.

I as a collector actually prefer my memorabilia to be personalized (inscribed to myself and/or inscribed to myself and my wife). You will see much of my collection personally inscribed. However, when the inscription especially by multiple members of a band overtakes the celebrity signature, as in the case of the below Go-Go’s album, the then signed item becomes a massive blob of doodle, scribble and repeated names and all but ruins the signed item.

 

I consider the quality of a signature and the space on which it is being signed,

the number of band members needed, and then evaluate if an inscription can be added. 

Non inscribed items for me have NOTHING to do do with any such re-selling.

 

 

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I wish to THANK each and every artist that has taken the time or made themselves available in any way whatsoever, to take time and autograph the items I have within my collection.  Please know that my hard work and dedication in many ways is very similiar to your own, and family sacrafice and well as spent vacation time from work (my real job) has all been spent in my quest to build an amazing personal collection of some beautiful and rare Rock and Roll autographed memorabilia.

 

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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, nor is the nature of this collection.

 

IMPORTANT INFO:

 

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:

Stephen Duncan
P.O. Box 267, Norco, CA 92860

or email me at: rockndroll@sbcglobal.net

Photo - Stephen Duncan and Ace Frehely