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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 ( 
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

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 
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Autograph Planet investigating several Stephen Koschal Autograph. is looking into several notification received about questionable and non authentic autographs sold by Stephen Koschal Autographs.. .. 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.

Autograph Alert:: As per Ebay,

 Pay attention to The Certificate Of Authenticity.. (C.O.A.)
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.

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 item ever 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 Producer."  

 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. Beatles Ed Sullivan Contract Little 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.   Beatles Ed Sullivan Contract But what was the engine behind the scenes that actually made it happen? The 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.  
NEVER before has any contract or document surfaced with their full name handwritten signatures disclosing the details of the Ed Sullivan performance. And here it is And 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. Beatles Ed Sullivan Contract The 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.
 With 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.  â€œThe 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.” Each 9×6 document reads : “To 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, –” The 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. Within 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.   Also 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 Four performance. 1964 Original Ed Sullivan Contract For the Beatles -Signed by Brian Epstein Included with the original contract, other correspondence letters are included. 1.  December 1963 Confirmation of Contracts to Brian Epstein-Stating the Beatles to have Top Star Billing-2 Page Letter-requesting to revise the contract. 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. 1964 3.  Mr. Bernard Stebel, Letter confirming rights to Closed Circuit filming between 7 Arts Productions and or NEMS. Authentication These historic pieces of autographed memorabilia have been personally examined and authenticated by Michael Frost of P.A.A.S. and Roger Epperson of "REAL".  

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