Vintage Pedal Cars

Pedal Cars have been a hot collectible for many years. What started out as a kid’s toy, has become much more serious than child’s play. One only needs to peruse Ebay and auction sites to see the value of these tot-sized automobiles. Alderfer Auction, of Hatfield, PA recently sold a single owner collection of more […]

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Collecting contemporary entertainers is an incredibly popular hobby.  Movie stars, TV personalities, comedians, stage actors and actresses are just some of the categories autograph collectors love. As professional appraisers, we see thousands of signed celebrity photos each year.  Not surprisingly, most of them are not authentically signed.   Autograph collectors must understand that the volume of […]

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If you ask Leon Castner “What’s a holograph?” and he’ll say, “It’s all Greek to me.”  He’s right! Holograph come from the Greek words “graph” (writing) and “holo”  (with the hand). Ask Daniel Webster, and the old dictionary writer would probably reply, “It’s a document written entirely in the handwriting of the person whose signature […]

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Terminator III?  No….   R2D2 turned crook? No… Robocop gone bad?   No…   This mechanical forger goes by the name of “Autopen.”  It has become a modern technological wonder for busy VIP’s, celebrities, and politicians, but has become a headache for autograph collectors. Knowing that autopens exist is not enough.  An autograph collector must be able to […]

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