Monday, October 8, 2012

AUTOGRAPHED TREASURES

Two weeks ago I attended an Antiques & Collectibles Show here in Winnipeg. During my time spent at the show I met a long time auctioneer/picker/collector named Peter Wachniak. Mr. Wachniak is very well known here in the Winnipeg area. For 40 years he owned and operated Wachniak Auctions. Mr. Wachniak told me that during his 40 years of buying estates and collections that he recalled buying an autograph collection years ago. I told Mr. Wachniak that I am a long time collector and I would be happy to help him find homes for the autographs which have been sitting in boxes for many, many years. Today Mr. Wachniak brought over a few of the items. Nery of TTM Central and myself spent a few hours today trying to identify a few of the autographs. Most of the autographs were obtained in the 60s and 70s. There was also a signed note from the early 1900s.
Mr. Wachniak would like to sell these items. Some of the items include signed cuts of P.T. Barnum, Sonny & Cher, Michael Wilding, etc.
Please take a look at some of the autographs I have scanned. If you would like to inquire more about the autographs, please feel free to contact me here or via Twitter @FirstRow_ca

Sonny & Cher Autograph




 
Jack Benny Autograph
 
 
Buster Crabbe Autograph

 
Carol Lawrence Autograph

 
P.T. Barnum signed letter

 
Debbie Reynolds Autograph
 
 
Joey Heatherton Autograph

 
Juliet Prowse Autograph

 
Liza Minnelli Autographed 8x10 Photo

 
Liza Minnelli Autograph

 
Lyle Talbot Autograph
 
Tommy Common Autograph
 
 
Marvyn Roy Autograph

 
Mel Torme Autograph

Michael Wilding Autograph

 
Michael Wilding Autograph

 
The Mills Brother Autograph

 
The Mills Brother Autograph

 
Myron Floren Autograph

 
Nana Mouskouri Autograph

 
Phil Ford & Mimi Hines Autograph

 
Scotty Plummer Autograph

 
Sergio Franchi Autograph

 
Sylvia Syms Autograph

 
Teresa Brewer Autograph

 
Theodore C. Wood Autograph


 
 


Sunday, October 7, 2012

BILL BELICHICK TTM SUCCESS


Bill Belichick 2/2 4x6 Photos signed in Black Sharpie
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Address Used: c/o Home

Date Sent: Septemeber 17, 2012
Date Received: October 3, 2012
Total Time: 16 Days

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Friday, September 28, 2012

DAN GABLE TTM SUCCESS


Dan Gable 3/3 4x6 Photos signed in Blue Sharpie
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Address Used: c/o Home
Date Sent: Septemeber 12, 2012
Date Received: September 28, 2012
Total Time: 16 Days

Thursday, September 27, 2012

CYNDI LAUPER TTM SUCCESS


Cyndi Lauper 2/2 4x6 Photos signed in Black Sharpie
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Address Used: c/o Management (The Autograph Network)
Date Sent: May 7, 2012
Date Received: September 27, 2012
Total Time: 143 Days

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

GEDDY LEE & ALEX LIFESON RUSH IN-PERSON SUCCESS


Last night I was able to get my Rush Moving Pictures album signed by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush. Rush is here a day early as they play a show tomorrow at the MTS Centre here in Winnipeg. Geddy and Alex were very kind and had no issues signing. Alex Lifeson personalized the album and Geddy Lee signed the album underneath Alex. Neil Peart was nowhere to be found. Nobody saw him at all last night. I am hoping to get this album signed by Neil sometime tomorrow before the show. Another awesome in-person success! Looking forward to hanging this one on the wall when its finished!

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Monday, September 24, 2012

AMERICAN PICKERS MIKE WOLFE TTM SUCCESS


American Pickers 0/2 4x6 Photos but sent signed 8x10 Photo in Black Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Antique Archaeology
Date Sent: July 13, 2012
Date Received: September 24, 2012
Total Time: 73 Days

Photo is signed by Mike Wolfe

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

STEVE GARVEY TTM SUCCESS


Steve Garvey 1/2 Rackrs Baseball Cards signed in Blue Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Home (Write A Star)
Date Sent: September 4, 2012
Date Received: September 20, 2012
Total Time: 16 Days

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

JOAN FONTAINE TTM SUCCESS


Joan Fontaine 2/3 4x6 Photos signed in Black Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Home (The Autograph Network)
Date Sent: August 14, 2012
Date Received: September 18, 2012
Total Time: 35 Days

BILLY CRYSTAL TTM FAILURE - AUTOPEN

 
Billy Crystal  1/3 4x6 Photos Autopenned in Silver
Address Used: c/o Production Company (Startiger.com)
Date Sent: July 13, 2012
Date Received: September 18, 2012
Total Time: 67 Days
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Monday, September 17, 2012

FLEA MARKET AUTOGRAPH FINDS


This afternoon I did some more autograph picking. This time I was able to find two autographed books from two of the greatest hockey players that ever played the game! I found the books at a Flea Market fundraiser currently being held at the Garden City Shopping Mall here in Winnipeg. Unlike previous times when I have picked autographed books from thrift stores, I had to wheel and deal with a used book dealer who basically didn't truly know what he had.

 
The first signed book I found was "and...Howe!" signed by both Gordie Howe and his late wife Colleen Howe. The book dealer was fully aware of the insciption in the book and originally wanted $20, but I was able to bargain with him and get this one for $10.00!! Gordie Howe has become a tough autograph to obtain in the past few years. Happy to add this one.
 
 
The second book I found and purchased was "My Life in Hockey" by Jean Beliveau. The book dealer also wanted $20 for this one. I was able to bargain him down to $15.00! Mr. Beliveau has had some health problems over the past year. Before his health problems, Jean Beliveau was a great signer TTM, but has slowed down signing a lot.
 
Two great pick-ups for the growing signed book collection and it only cost me $25 bucks! 
 

WILL FERRELL FAILURE - RTS

Return to Sender

Will Ferrell
2627 Outpost Drive
Los Angeles, California
90068

RTS - No Such Person At Address

Saturday, September 15, 2012

FIONA DOURIF & TONY GARDNER CURSE OF CHUCKY IN-PERSON SUCCESS



My buddy Scott and I were able to get autographs from Curse of Chucky star Fiona Dourif today! Curse of Chucky is currently being filmed here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Fiona Dourif who is the daughter of Chucky voice Brad Dourif will be starring in the newest installment of Chucky which will be released in 2013. Fiona was very nice! She signed a couple of photos and also introduced us to the head puppeteer of Chucky, Tony Gardner. Tony was also very cool and signed an index card for me.


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Friday, September 14, 2012

GEEZER BUTLER TTM SUCCESS


Geezer Butler 3/3 4x6 Photos signed in Silver Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Management (The Autograph Network)
Date Sent: May 22, 2012
Date Received: September 14, 2012
Total Time: 115 Days

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JOE KAPP TTM SUCCESS

 
Joe Kapp 2/4 4x6 Photos signed in Blue Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Home (The Autograph Network)
Date Sent: July 13, 2012
Date Received: September 14, 2012
Total Time: 63 Days
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

MICHAEL SHANKS & KATHLEEN ROBERTSON MR. HOCKEY IN-PERSON SUCCESS




Last night, Autographboy Winnipeg and I took the 1 hour trip to Portage La Prairie, Manitoba to graph the movie set of Mr. Hockey - The Gordie Howe Story. The production is currently filming at the PCU hockey arena in Portage. We arrived around 9:30 PM. First call for filming was 11:00 PM. Everyone on the set was very cool and actually waved hello and said good morning to us. Filming for the movie was set for 11:00 PM until 11:00 AM the next day. We waited about 45 minutes until we spotted Michael Shanks reading his script outside of his trailer. We approached him and asked if he would mind signing a few autographs. Michael was super cool! He signed everything we had and actually talked autographs to us. He told us stories about the collectors in Vancouver and how he knows a few of them. I have to admit, I didn't know a whole lot about Michael Shanks before getting his autograph, but I have become a fan of his after this encounter. He was first class all the way! Michael is playing the lead role of Gordie Howe in the film. Michaels film credits include: Stargate, Smallville, and Saving Hope. Michael even signed a Detroit Red Wings puck for me and added the inscription "Mr. Hockey".




Next up was Kathleen Robertson who plays the role of Colleen Howe. Kathleen is best known for her role as Clare Arnold on Beverly Hills 90210. Kathleen arrived to the set a little later. I have to admit, at that point I was already in my car having a nap. Autoboy was still going strong and got my 2 photos signed by Kathleen. Kathleen was apparently very cool and surprised that he wanted her autograph. Very happy to add these to the collection!




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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS - THRIFT STORE FIND


Earlier today I was able to find a few more autographed books to add to my collection. I visited a 2 thrift stores in Winnipeg. The first signed book I was able to find was Theo Fleury: Playing With Fire which I was able to pick up for $2.99. Theoren signed this one in thin black marker.

 
The second signed book of the day that I found was Metamorphosis: Stages In A Life, written by David Suzuki. Dr. Suzuki is a well known Canadian Scientist and television personality.  I paid .99 cents for this book!
 
 
The last book I found was Lynne Gordon: Working without a Net. Lynne Gordon was a radio and television personality during the 70s and 80s. This one cost me $1.99.
 
 
 




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