In 2015, I decided after over 20+ years of politely refusing
to sell any of my autographs to those who numerously and often generously had contacted me over the years, I felt with the sudden increase in prices for both Autograph Conventions and Concert Meet & Greets, I could only go forward with my collection, to step back and let some of what I collected self sustain its growth to the future, by selling very few selected items. Subsequently, I searched deep into the internet of when the events and encounters took place as so I could enhance my collection with as much related information of when and where these signatures were obtained.
What I feel I have now in my entire collection,
which about 80% of it is showcased here on this website, is the finest collection of in person obtained signed memorabilia, detailed as to when the signatures were obtained and the encounters took place, found in any collection by any collector who is indeed a very true fan that has no affiliation with anyone in the entertainment industry whatsoever. It is a true labor of musical enjoyment.
Separating back in 2015, my “A-Stuff” and my “B-Stuff”, I began to sell what I then considered my remaining “C-Stuff”. These were items that I had multiples and multiples of OR had what I considered not the best of signatures (a bit sloppy or messy), and lastly items that perhaps when obtained had importance and relevance, but, 20-25 years later really did not have a place in where I wanted to take my collection and would consider the best of my in person efforts to preserve when finished.
It was time also to get rid of those few items that I purchased at mostly autograph conventions that were sold as “in-person signed”, but, were not signed in front of me. As I would learn, in person signed does not and cannot extend to any in person that I did not obtain myself. Educationally, it was all part of the language and learning process that comes about in this industry of collecting and collectability, and the scrutiny of authenticy that follows any collector or collection.
By 2017 I had sold all that I wanted and cleaned up all signatures that were not fully complete in person and once again put up the “Thank You, but No Thank You” front lawn sign to the ever still email requests that I receive requesting to sell selected items.
My intention and efforts now focuses on the finest autographs that I can obtain, keeping and preserving that leave little or no controversy for my three children to ever if possible have to deal with and that they can enjoy and hopefully pass on to their children.
It is getting 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 sold or even tossed away, as they are not of the quality that I wish to keep and preserve and pass on to my children.
AT THIS TIME, 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.
Though I suppose everything does have its price, including the house I live in, I will gladly speak to anyone interested in anything related about my collection to those that show a respectable interest in contacting me. I am a very friendly person.
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: email@example.com