I have been collecting and studying space and aviation autographs for 20 years. I have met many astronauts in-person at events where I obtained their signatures and, like many collectors, sent mail requests.
I soon discovered that I had a good eye for identifying fakes, and before I knew it, many of my fellow collectors, as well as dealers, were seeking out my opinion.
Over the years, I have been on the forefront of identifying deceptive forgeries, often working collaboratively with other experienced collectors. In that time, I have built a deep and comprehensive exemplar file of known authentic examples as well as documented forgery styles.
Most importantly, in my years in the hobby, I built a reputation of being a conservative analyst, passionate and ethical.
We are all products of those who came before us, and over the years I have been very fortunate to have friends and mentors who I consider giants of the hobby: Al Hallonquist, Bob McLeod, Gerry Montague, Scott Cornish and Ken Havekotte to name a few.
Hobby Membership and Awards
- Board of Directors, Universal Autograph Collectors Club: 2011 to current
- Ethics Chairman, Universal Autograph Collectors Club: 2008 – 2011
- Universal Autograph Collectors Club Ethics Board: 2005 – 2008
- Distinguished Service Award 2006, Universal Autograph Collectors Club
- Top 5 Most Dangerous Space Autographs, The Pen & Quill, Fall 2014
- Charlton Heston article, The Pen & Quill, Winter 2014
- Neil Armstrong: A Reflection, The Pen & Quill, November 2012
- Armstrong autographs grow in value, Houston Chronicle, August 29, 2012 (interviewed)
- Neil Armstrong: The Quest for his Autograph, 2011, contributor
- Charlton Heston Secretarial Signature Study, 2011
- Relics of the Space Race by Russ Still, 3rd edition, 2001, contributor
- The Neil Armstrong Flag Test, 2001
- Pen & Quill magazine, contributor
- Autograph Times magazine, contributor