THE AUTOGRAPH BLOG

14 Awesome Picture Frame Ideas for your Valuable Collectibles

There are in the market many different options of frame designs and materials, mat colors and textures, glass options, and other elements that can go into your frame choice. But that is not the end of it, here are 14 ideas that go a bit beyond the usual options of...

Yousuf Karsh – Photographer

Canadian-Armenian photographer Yousuf Karsh is widely regarded as one of the top portrait photographers of the past century. During a career that spanned more than six decades, over 20 of his photos graced the cover of LIFE magazine. However, his most recognizable photograph is a portrait of Winston Churchill from...

Where to Buy Authentic Autographs

The first question every burgeoning collector asks themselves is “where can I buy authentic autographs?” It is such a fundamental consideration as this will be the foundation upon which your collection is built, and the beginning of your journey into the fascinating and highly rewarding world of autograph collecting.  There...

Top Famous Ballet Dancers

Known as one of the most beautiful artistic expressions in the world, ballet has marked a great history throughout time. This dance, considered by some people as classical dance and by others as academic dance, integrates various disciplines such as music, plastic arts, stage design, costumes, mimicry, acting, even extraordinary stories.

Enrico Caruso, His Career in Roles

Enrico Caruso´s operatic career shown in photographs, an exhibit created by Tamino Autographs.

Cosima Wagner and Antonie Petersen

The history of a friendship between Hamburg and Bayreuth So far, little or nothing was known about the close links between Richard and Cosima Wagner and the northern German city state of Hamburg. Author Claudia Graciela Petersen has recently opened her family archive in order to publish two abundantly illustrated...

Farinelli in Madrid...and an Autograph Document

The Bourbon King, Philip V, wasn't born a Spanish royal at all. He was the younger son of Louis, The Grand Dauphin, who was heir apparent to the French throne, and as he had older brothers who were directly in line, there was little expectation that he would ever rule...

Ray Kroc: His Life and “Grinding it Out”

Even if you do not recognize the name “Ray Kroc,” you will recognize the franchise that he expanded to every corner of the globe -- McDonald’s. Ray Kroc is widely considered one of the greatest American businessmen in modern times. He practically launched the fast-food industry and changed the food-service...

Louis Moreau Gottschalk - The First Great American Composer

Louis Moreau Gottschalk, american pianist and composer. His life, timeline, and career - and his autograph memorabilia

The Arturo Toscanini Tours and His Wider Repertoire

The Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini was one of the most acclaimed musical figures of the late 19th century, and through to the mid 20th century. His career included spells as director of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the NBC Symphony Orchestra...

Glossary of Autograph Terms

A glossary with the most important terms in autographs and autograph collecting

Autograph Framing Done Right - How to Frame Your Autographs Properly

With the time, patience, and resources put into acquiring that treasured autograph, the last thing you want to do is have all that effort go to waste. Whether it’s an autographed photo, a marked-up historical document, or a signed movie poster, you’ll want to keep the autograph in as pristine...

Opera Memorabilia: Tosca - The Tumultuous Premiere of a Puccini Classic

Some operas seem destined to take a firm place in the repertoire from their premiere, and Tosca can certainly be said to be one of these. Tosca opera memorabilia is widely sought-after, and a new production is something that is always guaranteed to sell well, or if cast with international...

Judy Garland - A Long Career in a Short Life

Most remembered for The Wizard of Oz and Meet Me in St. Louis, the raw star quality that Judy Garland had made her one of the most iconic and loved singing actresses in movie history. The market in memorabilia is still so popular that a Judy Garland autograph or signed...

Maria Callas Authentic Autographs: A Guide

  The star Greek-American soprano (1923-1976), a legend in her time and today, has left many signed photos, programs, letters and signed records.   A Maria Callas signature is today one of the most sought-after modern autographs in the opera memorabilia world.   Thanks to demand, the market is full...

Richard Strauss Memorabilia: Lost Photo Found - Strauss and Vienna 1929

Two years ago while antique shopping in Purcellville, Virginia, I discovered a black lacquered frame with glass, sitting on the floor of a dingy consignment shop. Its only identifying mark at the time was a raised stamp near the bottom right, Herlango, which was a photograph company of Austria in...

Enrico Caruso: The New York Years

From the golden age of opera in the early years of the twentieth century, few voices define their era better than that of Enrico Caruso. One of the first great star tenors in a time that otherwise worshiped coloratura sopranos and their music, Caruso's life - a breath-taking rise from...

The Ultimate Guide on How To Store Autographed Photos

Learn how to safely display or store your cherished and valuable autographed photographs. Our ultimage guide will help you protect your investment and safeguard your rare memorabilia for years to come.

Book: "Visitors from the Past" by Jim Neglia

We received a copy of this fascinating book by Jim Neglia, percussionist, music contractor and orchestra personal manager with the NJ Symphony Orchestra.   For over 20 years, Neglia has been an avid collector of visiting cards and other signed music memorabilia such as signed photos, music quotes, letters and...

Janis Joplin - An Autograph with a Story

A Short Biography Blues singer Janis Joplin became famous in the late 1960s for her raucous, raw, and distinctive singing voice as well as her masterful command of the genre and reinvention of its basics in her own style. Precociously talented, she carved a blazing trail in the music scene...

The Elegance and Majesty of Autographed Ballet Pointe Shoes

Capture a moment in history with genuine autographed ballet pointe shoes. Get inspired by owning a pair of ballet shoes worn by dancing superstars.

Pianist Leon Fleisher Just Passed Away

The celebrated American musician Leon Fleisher (sometimes incorrectly spelled as Leon Fleischer) has died in a hospice in Baltimore at the age of 92. Born in 1928 in San Francisco to Isidore and Bertha Fleisher, both Jewish immigrants, his parents managed the family’s two hat shops.  Drawn to the piano from...

Paris Sky Lavishly Sparkles After Bastille Day 2020

Bastille Day in Covid-19 stricken France was celebrated with solemnity in a public free concert in Champs-de-Mars, home to the Eiffel Tower. Usually reputed for its grand-style panache, French authorities imposed scaled down grandeur through social distancing and strict sanitary measures in an atmosphere of social unrest. Televised evening concert...

Shipping orders – Coronavirus Update

We are experiencing a coronavirus pandemic, with profound effects in many aspects of our daily life! One of them is the delays in shipments between countries, and even inside the United States. The United States Postal Service, which carries most of our shipments in the US and abroad, is having...

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