PLEASE NOTICE THAT THIS WEBSITE IS NOT A SHOPPING CART OR A SWAP MEET.
IT IS A PERSONAL MUSEUM AND COLLECTION OF VERY RARE HARD TO OBTAIN MOSTLY INSCRIBED AUTOGRAPHED ROCK AND ROLL MEMORABILIA.
I intend very much to leave its entirety to my three beautiful children. What they then decide to do with all I have collected will be for them to each figure out
(hopefully, they will simply keep and preserve it for their children).
IT’S AN OVER 35 YEAR LABOR OF PASSION THROUGHOUT MY ENTIRE ADULT LIFE.
For myself, its the ENCOUNTER of meeting and speaking with each and every celebrity or corresponding with those few through the internet or US Mail, is exactly the thrill that I seek. The autograph’s and signatures and photos with, though important, has always been secondary. I have always been sincere with those that I have encountered.
I AM NOT SELLING ANY ITEMS FROM THIS WEBSITE and/or MY COLLECTION.
My collection is simply way too personal and I have worked too hard at building it. Most of what you see within my collection is either not found or hardly found in any other collection anywhere on this planet.
After 30 years of collecting, I down sized a bit and started cleaning away many autographs in 2015-2017 that were no longer relevant to the direction I want to now take this collection.
I finally have my entire library of so much signed memorabilia exactly where I want it to be and in the direction I wish to grow it. I am ready to encounter what I refer to as THE STRETCH RUN and probably THE FINAL STRETCH of autographing with my era of Rock and Roll Celebrities in 2019/2020 and in the immediate decade thereafter to come. Its getting very difficult however. Age and death of the celebrities and the cost to obtain, continues to grow ridiculously higher each year:
The current average cost of a pre-concert MEET & GREET is about $500.00, with some in excess of $1000.00.
The average cost of a signature at a sit down/table convention is about $50.00 per item.
At these prices, plus travel and admission into an event, building a collection in 2019 and into 2020 may be more ACCESSIBLE than it has ever been, but it is also more EXPENSIVE than it has ever been.
I am so thankful for the entire concept and availability of the pre/post-concert Meet & Greet packages and especially Autograph Conventions. Celebrities indeed need to make as much money as they can, while they can, and this enterprise is a win/win for both the celebrity and their fans. I am just a bit concerned that as the prices continue to increase, only the rich and wealthy will be able to attend, thus shutting out true fans like myself. Its a mixed blessing and a balance of cost and demand. I hope and keep my fingers crossed that these prices will soon stabilize, but, its not looking like it will anytime soon. Popularity of any artist, added to the fact that so may good faith signed signatures end up on the internet for re-sale, multiplied by celebrity marketability and selling power, all contributes to the circle that just goes round and round and round and round (and more and more expensive) as Meet and Greet Packages and Table Sitting Celebrity Conventions continue to charge fans increased higher prices.
THANK YOU TO THOSE CELEBRITIES THAT SELL REAL AND AUTHENTIC
signed items of memorabilia (posters, LP’s, etc….) through their website and at their concert merchandise booths. This is a complete WIN/WIN for the artists and the collecting fan.
Nothing within my collection is for sale at this time.
With that said, let that not be a reason to not contact me. I will always show you the same respect that I ask that you please show me no matter what what your inquiry may be. More importantly, I love to hear and learn about and visit those collections from other fans. Every collector I have ever spoken with has rare and unique treasures. Please feel encouraged to share with me what it is you have collected and share with me your celebrity stories.
I like to ask for my items to be PERSONALLY inscribed and have no problem with those artists who insists upon inscriptions. However, I do not need a band with multiple members all writing “TO STEPHEN” as is the case on some of my Go-Go’s albums. Sometimes too much inscription is too junky and a bit messy and actually ruins what would then be an otherwise very nice piece of signed memorabilia.
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.
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