Stephen Koschal ~ Autograph Services
Serving Collectors, Libraries, Institutions, Autograph Galleries and Dealers Since 1967

7155 Sand Crest View, Colorado Springs, CO 80923 USA ~ Phone (561) 315-3622 ~ skoschal@aol.com

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Can’t Collect Autographs Successfully Without this Book
RENDELL, Kenneth W.  (1943-    )   Rare and historical documents dealer.  “Forging History, The Detection of Fake Letters and Documents.”  University of Oklahoma Press 1994, First Edition. One hundred seventy-one pages very heavily illustrated.  In very fine to near new condition. Original dust jacket. Signed by Ken Rendell on the title page. A must for every collector/dealer in autographs. $65.00



RENDELL, Kenneth W.  (1943-    )   Rare and historical documents dealer. “History Comes to Life, Collecting Historical Letters and Documents.”  University of Oklahoma Press, First Edition 1995 two hundred seventy-nine page, very heavily illustrated. This treasure covers most all areas of collecting autographs. Fascinating and educational reading. V/F condition with the original  protected dust jacket. $60.00




Autograph Collecting Guide, Weighs Three Pounds

BAKER, Mark Allen (1957-   )  Author.  “The Standard Guide to Collecting Autographs, A Reference and Value Guide.”  Fifty thousand autograph values, over 800 facsimile signatures, market analysis and collecting advice.  Krause Publications, 1999, First Edition, over 600 pages. In fine condition. $25.00



Dwight D. Eisenhower , New Discoveries of His Signature
will be released on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

This remarkable new discovery by Stephen Koschal and Patricia Claren will be eye opening for the autograph hobby. Both Koschal and Claren are members of “PADAH.”
Taking a walk through these recent findings will enlighten those who may or will deal/collect a letter signed by Dwight Eisenhower.
This study will prove that a remarkably high percentage, possibly 60%, of Eisenhower’s signed letters are not what they appear to be.
Based on the author’s research, letters being offered today by dealers for up to $8,000 or more do not contain a genuine signature of Eisenhower.
This 40 plus page book will shock yet educated all who read it.
If you own a letter thought to be signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, this is a must read.
Limited, numbered copies signed by both authors are available for only $12.00 plus $3.00 shipping to U.S. addresses.  Order while supply lasts.
PayPal address:  skoschal@aol.com



"I wanted you to know I thought your latest signature study (Dwight D. Eisenhower) was fascinating. To think these initialed letters were out in the market for years and no one noticed what is now obvious thanks to your research." Evan Holzwasser, North Carolina

"Your Ike study was just what I would have expected from Koschal/Claren research. Amazing information, step by step, which will save hundreds of collectors and especially dealers from making costly mistakes in the future. Not since your study book on James Garfield have I found a book I could not put down untill finished. You guys are truly one of a kind!" H. Schaller, Iowa

"I'm shocked, you did it again. Your book on Eisenhower signatures is a "10." This for sure will wake up the autograph hobby. It took all these years for this major discovery but it shows there is always something to learn, thanks to you." M. Armstrong, Canada

"Many thanks for your fine information about DE" Herbert Glas, Germany

"The mailman came and brought me your letter and fantastic book about Dwight D. Eisenhower. I have just perused it  and then write an article (book review) for issue #4 in Autographensammler." Heinz Kammeier, Germany


AUTOGRAPH REFERENCE BOOKS. “The Eyes, Ears and Voice of the Hobby”

The educational magazines of the International Autograph Collectors Club and  Dealers Alliance.  Twenty issues from July/August 1998 to Nov/Dec 2001.  Jan/Feb 2001 is not included.  Educational stories on autographs is in each and every magazine. Heavily illustrated, most all subjects covered. Information found nowhere else.  Two special limited issues, one contains an original relic from Dracula’s Caste in Romania, the other a piece of wood from Chair #18 from the original Yankee Stadium.  The issues have interesting stories of each relic.   A treasure trove of information about autographs. Cover prices are $79.00 for the 20 issues. All issues in fine condition. This  autograph reference  library is only: $35.00




Donald J. Trump A Signature Study & Autopen Guide NOW AVAILABLE


June 4, 2018 was Donald J. Trump's 500th day in office

On this day, Donald J. Trump A Signature Study & Autopen Guide  became available for sale.

Award winning author Stephen Koschal along with Patricia Claren have put together a treasure trove of information regarding the signature of Donald J. Trump.  This First Edition is limited to only 100 numbered copies with the first 25 signed by both authors.

Ninety pages in length, one hundred and seventy illustrations and the covers are in color. Size is 9"x11".  Up until now,  everything one needs to know before purchasing anything signed by Donald J. Trump. This book will save you hundreds to thousands of dollars from purchasing something claimed to be signed by Donald J. Trump. This includes the thousands of items that come with a Certificates of Authenticity.

Illustrated are many of those items being sold as genuine yet bear a signature signed by the Autopen machine.  In addition, are items bearing forged signatures that come with COA's from those ABC type companies that claim they can authenticate an autograph.

Covered is understanding the signature of Donald J. Trump. Also a long list of recommended dealers, sections on What to Collect, signed books, signed hats, signed golf related items, signed photographs, signed bookplates, signed currency, signed DVD's and more.

Most interesting, yet shocking, are items that appear to be signed and inscribed by Donald J. Trump using an amazing new process.

Available for $17.50 + $2.50 shipping to all US addresses. Shipping outside the USA is $11.00.  Payable by check, money order, cash and Euros.  Payable through Pay Pal. PayPal address is:  skoschal@aol.com

Stephen Koschal
7155 Sand Crest View
Colorado Springs, CO 80923
U.S.A.

Excellent book, has already saved me from buying fake Donald J. Trump autographs.... Don Weiss, San Bernadino, CA

Donald J. Trump Autopen Guide





AVAILABLE BOOKS FROM STEPHEN KOSCHAL
 
Koschal, Stephen   Certificates of Authenticity For Sale, Exposing the Incompetence in Autograph Authentication, The Importance of Choosing  the Right Autograph Dealer. First Edition, 2019, heavily illustrated.

Information published in this book will be found no where else. The author pulls no punches as well as numerous shocking comments by another award winning author. Exposing the incompetence of the high profile companies who claim to authenticate autographs is well documented.  Readers can easily become novice autograph authenticators after reading this book. One thing for sure is it is doubtful that any reader will ever purchase an autograph based on a COA.  Signed or inscribed copies upon request

For those who think COA's are so necessary and important (Certificates of Authenticity For Sale) is a great informative read. People who know applaud it!  l.k., Florida ..................................................$8.50

 

 

 


 
Koschal, Stephen. Collecting Signatures of the Presidents of the United States on Baseball.

2012, First Edition, with comments by former President Jimmy Carter. One hundred and forty pages, heavily illustrated. This book provides information about baseballs signed by presidents of the United States that will be found nowhere else. Beginning with Theodore Roosevelt and ending with Barack Obama. No collector or dealer should purchase a baseball signed by a U.S. President before reading this book. A must book for the shelf of every one who authenticates autographs. Invaluable information is published for the first time that can save a potential collector many thousands of dollars. Each section is illustrated with most specimens from the author's personal library which is almost 50 years in the making. Shocking information in this book has already sent shock waves throughout the autograph industry and has caught the eye of law enforcement. Signed or inscribed and signed copies upon request...................................................$15.00

 

 
 
 
 
In Death We Did Part by Patricia A. Claren. 2012, one hundred sixty pages, heavily illustrated.  Hobby's latest reference book containing facsimile's of dozens of scarce to rare signatures from Beethoven to Nostradamus. The author has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world visiting the graves of the famous. Each grave photo is an original taken by the author. Each celebrity listed also has a facsimile of their genuine signature along with an interesting full page biography.

The author was a registered Nurse for 30 years working in emergency rooms. She developed an interest in death investigation while working in the Emergency Department of mountainside Hospital in Montclair, New Jersey. Along with her mentor, Virginia Lynch, the first president of the International Association of Forensic nursing, Pat was a pioneer in the field of forensic nursing. She became the first Nurse Investigator for the county of Essex and the State of New Jersey under the supervision of Dr. Robert Goode.

Her friend, Wilma Mankiller, Chief of the Cherokee Nation called Pat Claren "a healer." After moving to Miami, Florida, she became a Certified Forensic Nurse and had the opportunity to work with President Jimmy Carter and the legendary Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Joseph H. Davis and Dr. Bruce Hyma at the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner's Department. She also befriended her colleague, Dr. Joshua Perper, pathologist on the Anna Nicole Smith case.

Pat Claren also became an autograph dealer issuing her first catalog in 1985. Retirement from the hospital setting has given her the favorable time to travel extensively throughout the world with a focus on visiting well known cities and celebrity graves. This book is a fascinating read and the graves visited cover all fields of collecting including literary figures, inventors, business leaders, Presidents, gangsters, Supreme Court, western celebrities, music, dance, medical, Hollywood, religion and more. Signed or inscribed copies upon request................................................................$15.95

Garfield BookKOSCHAL, Stephen. James A. Garfield A Signature Study With A Focus On His Presidential Signatures. First Edition, signed, limited to only 50 numbered copies. Ninety-two pages, heavily illustrated. Learn erroneous information about Garfield's signature that has been written in autograph publications. See multiple examples of secretarial signatures of Garfield, authenticated "as genuine" by an authenticator who is on the staff of a high profile authenticating company. Illustrated are secretarial examples of Garfield that have been sold by a high profile New England autograph auction house. Don't spend a dollar for a James A. Garfield signature until you read this educational study.......................................................$15.00
 
 
Koschal, Stephen. Collecting Books & Pamphlets Signed by the Presidents of the United States. 1982, Hardcover with dust jacket, First Edition, Limited to 500 numbered copies. Heavily illustrated...Out of Print

 
 
Koschal, Stephen. The American Antiquarian, A Quarterly Journal devoted to the interests of Collectors of Autographs, The First Ten Issues. (1870)....................................................................................$15.00

Koschal, Stephen. Gerald R. Ford, Concise Autograph Study. March 2006, Third Printing, heavily illustrated..................................................................................................................................$7.50

Koschal, Stephen and Lynne E. Keyes, David Ter Molen. Robert F. Kennedy, Concise Autograph Study. 1999, Limited to 500 numbered copies signed by all three authors. Heavily illustrated...........$20.00

Koschal, Stephen and Todd Mueller. The Concise Signature Study of Tiger Woods. 2006. illustrated...................................................................................................................................$1.95

Koschal, Stephen and Lynne Keyes. The History of Collecting Executive Mansion, White House and The White House cards Signed by the Presidents and their First Ladies. 2006, Second U.S. Edition, Limited to 150 copies numbered and signed by both authors. 144 pages........................................................$20.00

Koschal, Stephen and Patricia Claren, Ron Wertz. Ronald Reagan and Nelle Reagan Autograph Mystery Uncovered. 2008, Limited to 100 numberd copies signed by all three authors. 72 pages, heavily illustrated...................................................................................................................................$10.00

Koschal, Stephen and Andreas Wiemer. Thomas Jefferson's Invisible Hand. 2007, Limited to 100 numbered copies signed by both authors. 72, pages, illustrated......................................................$10.00


Koschal, Stephen and Andreas Wiemer. Presidents of the United States, Autopen Guide. 2011, Second Edition, 86 pages, heavily illustrated..............................................................................................$15.00

"I received your book (Presidents Autopen Guide) studied it and find it to be excellent.  I would like to buy 10 more, and if you have 13, I would buy 13...."  M.V. Arlingotn, Virginia

Koschal, Stephen and Shawn Anderson, Markus Brandes. The Collector's Guide to Muhammad Ali Autographs. 2009, second printing, 2014. 90 pages, heavily illustrated................................................................................$15.00

Shipping $3.00 additional one book or $6.00 for two books or more.










KOSCHAL, Stephen Collecting Books and Pamphlets Signed by the Presidents of the United States. Patriotic Publishers, Verona, New Jersey. Copyright 1982. Library of Congress CATALOG Number 82-90035. Limited to five hundred, numbered copies. ..............................................................................................................................................Sold Out
(NOTE). After 30 years this book is still the “Bible” for collecting books signed by our presidents. Occasionally one of these books appears on eBay however we have seen then selling for as high as $1,200.00.



Stephen Koschal ~ Autograph Services
Serving Collectors, Libraries, Institutions, Autograph Galleries and Dealers Since 1967

7155 Sand Crest View, Colorado Springs, CO 80923 USA ~ Phone (561) 315-3622 ~ skoschal@aol.com