I have been retained by the world's leading auction houses and authentication companies, as well as collectors and dealers worldwide, for my expertise in astronaut and aviation autographs. My letters have appeared in virtually every credible auction house, often accompanying some of the most rare and desirable autographed items in the hobby.
With over 20 years as a collector and professional authenticator, I have met many astronauts, published numerous articles, contributed to books and have been on the forefront of identifying deceptive forgeries. I have 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.
Please see below for a summary of my credentials and published articles.
Space Dealers, A&E TV Australia and Europe, 2017
With Apollo 11 flag flown to moon. Sold for $60,000+
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
Space Dealers, A&E TV Australia and Europe, 2017/2018
Mariano Rivera: Collecting Sandman, The Pen & Quill, Summer 2018
Yuri Gagarin: The First Man in Space, The Pen & Quill, Winter 2018
James Stewart Autopen Study, The Pen & Quill, Winter 2016
Top 5 Most Dangerous Space Autographs, The Pen & Quill, Fall 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
Relics of the Space Race by Russ Still, 3rd edition, 2001, contributor
Pen & Quill magazine, contributor
Autograph Times magazine, contributor