William Shatner calls out fake sellers of his image and autograph
William Shatner hasn’t signed any pictures of his Blue Origins flight
Shortly after William Shatner returned from his historic flight to space on Blue Origins, pictures of his arrival back on Earth began circulating. These were images taken to celebrate the occasion, but that didn’t stop sellers on the ecommerce site, Etsy, from adding a fake signature of Shatner to the pictures and putting them up for sale at the modest price of $19.95. Not only are those images not for sale, but Shatner has confirmed that he never signed any of the photographs which makes the autograph a forgery. Shatner took to his Twitter account to point out the shop owners’ activities in hopes the ecommerce site would intervene. And at the time of this writing, the images had disappeared from Signed Photos shop; however, the William Shatner Commemorative Space Flight Christmas Ornament from LaneCustomGifts still remains available for sale.
William Shatner@WilliamShatnerHey @Etsy none of these items are authorized nor did I sign any of these photos- they are all forgeries. I haven’t signed any Blue Origin photos at all so if someone is selling a signed Blue Origin photo- I guarantee it’s fake. Thought you would have policed your site better!
Unfortunately, people consider William Shatner and other celebrities public property
Other celebrities have had to contend with fans using their likeness for a number of things. It seems as though pictures, regardless if the celebrity has authorized them, to some fans, are fair game. And they think it’s perfectly okay to fake an autograph on the same and slap it up for sale. Fortunately, William Shatner gets some help from his fans who point out these issues, and he has no problem with addressing the wrongdoings…as he should.
Star Trek actors (and others) are not public property. They are real people with real lives that deserve to be respected. Seeing an image you like on the internet doesn’t give you the right to snatch the photo and try to make a buck off of it. And, most of the time, those advertising images with autographs aren’t real. But that doesn’t stop some “fans” from thinking it’s okay as it’s not like the actor really needs the money. Right? But this isn’t about money; it’s about decency and respect and not using someone else’s unauthorized pictures or forged signature to pad a bank account.
P.A.A.S. Autograph Voted #1 by Autograph Planet
P.A.A.S. Professional Autograph Authentication Services takes over the Autograph Planet
Mike Frost President of P.A.A.S. confirms the purchase and closing of the negative fake news website Autographplanet.com (Issuewire.com)
P.A.A.S. Autograph Authentication Voted #1 by Autograph Planet. The Autograph Planet has voted hands down that P.A.A.S. “Professional Autograph Authentication Services Inc.” is the best and most reliable of all autograph authentication companies.
Michael Frost head autograph authenticator has impeccable credentials above all others. He has been studying autograph authentication and handwriting analysis and serving the autograph community for over 33 years. For more information on P.A.A.S. and Michael Frost please visit http://www.autographplanet.com
Mike Frost President of P.A.A.S. confirms the purchase and closing of the negative fake news website operated by Stephen Koschal known by most as the Creepiest Man in the Memorabilia Industry the website was nothing but lies and fake news all created by Stephen Koschal due to his hatred of autograph authentication services.
Stephen Koschal’s autographs have been failing autograph authentication over the few years. These non-authentic or questionable items include Babe Ruth, Jimi Hendrix, Beatles, John Wayne Gacy, Charles Manson, and many other historical and sports autographs.
Stephen Koschal was once able to use the web to bad mouth the positive and knowledgeable experts in the industry.
With this big move P.A.A.S. “Professional Autograph Authentication Services Inc’ now owns and has officially removed Koschal and The website www.autographplanet.com
954 450-42832028 Hollywood Blvd
For more information on P.A.A.S. and Michael Frost please visit our New Website: www.autographplanet.com
Autograph Planet investigating several Stephen Koschal Autograph.
Autographplanet.com is looking into several notification received about questionable and non authentic autographs sold by Stephen Koschal Autographs.. http://stephenkoschal.com/ .. Koschal known by most as the Creepiest Man in the Memorabilia Industry, has been selling many items that have been failing autograph authentication over the years. These non-authentic or questionable autographed items includes Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, John Wayne Gacy, Charles Manson, Madonna, Rolling Stones, and many other historical and sports autographs. One key item is this forged Muhammad Ali that he included in a self released Koschal book on Muhammad Ali . Most autograph experts agree that it is a forged autograph and this includes the books co-author a Muhammad Ali expert. The Ali family say this item is 100% fake. Koschal has it for sale at this time..
Warning Beware of Fake C.O.A./ Fraud Authentication Companies.
As per Ebay,
Pay attention to The Certificate Of Authenticity.. (C.O.A.)
A REAL C.O.A. WILL ALMOST ALWAYS
1.) BE HAND-SIGNED BY A REAL PERSON
2.) STATE WHO THAT REAL PERSON IS
3.) THE NAME OF THE BUSINESS OR COMPANY THAT PERSON WORKS FOR
4.) HAVE AND ADDRESS AND OR PHONE NUMBER WHERE THAT PERSON CAN BE CONTACTED
5.) BE A WELL KNOWN ESTABLISHMENT BUSINESS;
6.) GIVES INFORMATION WHERE YOU CAN VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY (normally will have a hologram or item number - and a website with Data Base and Authentictors Names.The number one question is who examined and authenticated the item that is represented by the Certificate Of Authenticity.
The Authenticator and his credentials should be shown on the Certificate and on the website.
"" No Names, No Phone Number, No Address, No Credentials = Stay Away!
The Autograph Authentication Company must provide you with contact information.
If they do not, don't deal or trust them.... Name, address and telephone number.
The Autograph Authentication Company may provide a "brick and mortar" address that may not exist. Always check your sources. Don't be fooled.! Enter the address to see if it's where they say it is.Don't buy into the COA / Certificate of Authenticity! Most often, it's not worth the paper it's printed on. If a seller is willing to forge an autograph, he will most definitely print out a C.O.A.
Shohei Ohtani does signs autographs for fans.
Shohei Ohtani born July 5, 1994) is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher and designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball's (NPB) Pacific League:
This 23 year old phenom does sign autographs for fans. He is in big demand at this time but is accessible at the ball park, hotel and at spring training. The prices of Ohtani autographs are greatly inflated at this time as in most cases with new highly publicized players.
Autographed Baseballs are selling at $200-$500 Autographed Bats and Jersey's are selling at $900 -$1400 Photographs and cards are selling at $200-$++++ .
Once the dust clears on this future superstar his autograph will stabilize with baseballs in the $125-$200 range and Bats and Jersey's in the $ $600 range.
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Michael Frost, (P.A.A.S) has authenticated "The Most Historic Beatles Autographed Item."
Michael Frost & P.A.A.S. + REAL have authenticated The
1964 Beatles Signed Ed Sullivan Show Contracts;
Roger Epperson Authentication
Ltd. (REAL) and Michael Frost, Professional Autograph Authentication Services
Inc. (P.A.A.S) have authenticated The Most Historic Beatles autographed
offered at auction.
" The 1964 Signed Ed Sullivan Show Contracts - 4
Separate Contracts John W. Lennon, JP McCartney (Paul McCartney), Richard Starky
(Ringo Starr) and George Harrison and the original contract that was signed by
Epstein and Robert H. Precht , Ed Sullivan
We love them, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. Beatlemania in the United
States had its start on February 7, 1964. It was a seemingly normal day as the
Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight took off from London’s Heathrow with The Beatles in
tow ready for their first visit to the United States. After the jaunt across the
pond, they arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City with quite an
introduction. They were met with a near riot as 3,000 teary-eyed and
hysterically screaming fans strained for just a glimpse. Dressed in mod-suits
and sporting their trademark pudding bowl haircuts, the Fab Four did their
famous press conference at JFK for their eager listeners.
Ed Sullivan Contract
did they know that the JFK arrival was just the beginning of Beatlemania. Two
short days later, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison
were ready for their real introduction to all of America on the beloved Ed
Sullivan Show. An estimated 40% of the U.S. population (73 million), tuned in to
watch the performance muffled by the screams of teenage girls in the studio
audience. This performance on the Ed Sullivan Show was their true arrival into
the iconic adventure of American music and pop culture history.
Ed Sullivan Contract
what was the engine behind the scenes that actually made it happen?
answer is presented here in this very offering. It is the contract that put
into motion and finalized their commitment to the Ed Sullivan Show. This
particular agreement would have been on file with the show’s production company.
It was basically, a deduction of dues agreement to the AFL-CIO and it was signed
for the producer of the show Robert Precht by each member.
before has any contract or document surfaced with their full name handwritten
signatures disclosing the details of the Ed Sullivan performance. And here it
yes that’s right, it is important to note that they are signed formally with
their full names as any contractual document would be. They signed, J. W. Lennon
(John Winston Lennon), J.P. McCartney (James Paul McCartney), George Harrison
and Richard Starky (Ringo Starr). Any Richard Starky signature alone makes this
a tremendously impossible find.
Ed Sullivan Contract
owner was inspired by the 50th Anniversary
of the Ed Sullivan Show and a recent 1960s CNN documentary to bring these
contractual documents to the public light.
the magnitude of the documents importance, it was necessary to get renowned
autograph authenticators Roger Epperson '"Real" and Michael Frost "P.A.A.S." to
examine and authenticate these historic documents. “The autographs being fully
hand written, “J. W. Lennon (John Winston Lennon), J.P. McCartney (James Paul
McCartney), George Harrison and Richard Starky (Ringo Starr) would fetch mid to
high six figures. These particular signatures are binding the Beatles to the
1964 Ed Sullivan show on a formal document and contract. There’s no telling what
price a collector would pay for them.”
9×6 document reads :
Robert Precht, I hereby assign to the New York Local of the American Federation
of the Television and Radio Artists (AFL-CIO), from any fees earned or to be
earned by me as your employee in connection with your program entitled Ed
Sullivan Show for the week ending in 2/9/64, the sum of Two hundred seven
dollars and .50 cents $207.50 on account of initiation fee and or membership
dues as shall be required by my membership in said Union. I authorize and
direct you to deduct such amount from the fees due me and to remit the same to
the Union. Very truly yours, –”
Release was created the day before the Beatles arrived in America which was
February 6, 1964. The Beatles arrived on the 7th, and when they came into the
Ed Sullivan Theatre, it was there that they signed these documents.
the original Contract signed by Epstein, provisions and rules are very prevalent
as to how the contracts must be completed and written in order to ensure they
were following the union guidelines. This is another reason that the Ed
Sullivan Release is so significant.
Each and every part of the documents had to
be carefully executed in order to get the Beatles on stage.
be offered in this auction;., Offered is the original contract that was signed by Epstein and
Robert H. Precht, Ed Sullivan Producer, on November 18, 1963. Brian
Epstein was the manager for the Beatles and was the one who contracted the deal
for the Beatles to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show.
The 8.5 x 11 contract for the
Beatles was sent back and forth from NY to England to make sure that all the
provisions were correct. Some corrections needed to be made in regards to the
Beatles “Billing” for the show, so they had to VOID this contract once the
provisions were corrected. Hence, the reason for the word “Void” written in the
right hand corner in blue ball point. The Beatles were paid $3,500 to be
divided among the four band members, plus airfare. Not a bad deal for the Fab
1964 Original Ed Sullivan Contract For the Beatles -Signed by Brian
Included with the original contract, other correspondence letters are
1. December 1963 Confirmation of Contracts to Brian Epstein-Stating the
Beatles to have Top Star Billing-2 Page Letter-requesting to revise the
2. Jack Babb CBS Letter stating that NEMS Enterprises was going to be
filming the concert in Washington DC for TV purposes, Dated February 14.
3. Mr. Bernard Stebel, Letter confirming rights to Closed Circuit
filming between 7 Arts Productions and or NEMS.
These historic pieces of autographed memorabilia have been personally
examined and authenticated by Michael Frost of P.A.A.S. and Roger Epperson of