- Stephen Koschal's Profile
- Stephen Koschal with President Richard
Established 1967 as an autograph dealer recognized by
Former Director of the U.A.C.C. 1980-1984 & 1996-1997.
First Place Winner of the U.A.C.C. Sixth Annual H. Roger
Phillips Memorial Award.
Appeared as a regular weekly guest on autograph collecting
for a radio talk show.
Appeared as the autograph expert for a television series
on autograph collecting.
Appeared as an expert for a documentary film series for
Twofour Broadcast in the UK.
Lectured extensively on autographs around the United States
Creator and promoter of the International Autograph Fair
& Sale Extravaganzas.
Creator of the 14 different autograph educational courses
taught around the United States, three of which I was the instructor.
We maintain one of the largest autograph reference libraries
in the word which is used by collectors, dealers, autograph authenticators,
auction houses and institutions.
Contributing author The Sanders Price Guide To Autographs,
First Edition (1988), Second Edition (1991) and Third Edition
Author of several published educational signature studies.
- Stephen Koschal with President Gerald
Author of over 200 autograph related articles published
in every major trade journal.
Author of Collecting Books & Pamphlets Signed by
the Presidents of the United States (1982).
Author, Collecting Signatures of the Presidents of the United States on Baseballs. (2012).
Discoverer and compiler of the lost The American Antiquarian
The First Ten Issues (1870). Reprinted 1992.
Chosen autograph authenticator for the John F. Kennedy letters from the Estate of Eric Sevareid of C.B.S.
Co-author, The History of Collecting Executive Mansion,
White House and The White House Cards Signed by the Presidents
and Their First Ladies. (2006).
- Stephen Koschal with President Jimmy Carter
& First Lady Rosalynn Carter
Co-author, Thomas Jefferson's Invisible Hand. (2007).
Co-author, Ronald Reagan and Nelle Reagan Autograph
Mystery Uncovered. (2008).
Co-author, Autopen Guide, The Presidents of the United
Praised in writing for my efforts in "trying to stop
the forgers" by Charles Hamilton the acknowledged worldwide
leading expert on autographs.
Worked undercover, served as an expert witness representing
Participated in sting operations with Sheriff's Department,
exposing autograph forgers.
Worked with the F.B.I. in their evidence room exposing
Expert witness in Federal Court representing the F.B.I.
and The United States of America in "Operation Bullpen"
(see transcript of F.B.I. letter below).
- Court testimony responsible for sending an autograph
forger to prison for three years.
Voted by the members of Compuserve 1994 Philographer
of the Year.
Listed in the 1993 and 1994 editions of the Guinness
Book of World Records.
Listed and published in Ripley's Believe It Or Not.
- F.B.I. Testimonial Letter
Stephen Koschal is well known as a legendary pioneer in
the autograph hobby/industry working with law enforcement on
International levels. The following is just one of many testimonials:
U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation
March 25, 2004
Mr. Stephen Koschal:
On behalf of the FBI, I thank you for your assistance in the
investigation and prosecution of forger Steve Lyons, one of the
convicted subjects in the FBI's Operation Bullpen case.
The hours you spent working with Special Agent Timothy Fitzsimmons
and Assistant United States Attorney Melanie Pierson were very
helpful to the government's case. Your knowledge and professionalism
resulted in Judge Jeffrey T. Miller accepting your trial testimony,
after qualifying you as an expert witness in this matter. You
should know that in the recent sentencing of Steve Lyons, Judge
Miller singled out your expert testimony as very illuminating.
In describing the overwhelming evidence against Lyons, Miller
noted that even without Lyon's recorded conversations, the government
presented a clear case that was clarified through your testimony.
Judge Miller ultimately sentenced Lyons to 36 months in federal
prison. I also want to thank you for your continuing assistance
to law enforcement in combating memorabilia fraud. I know you
have assisted SA Fitzsimmons, as well as other agencies, on other
matters and I encourage you to continue in this worthwhile endeavor.
Signed: Kenneth W. Boschen, Supervisory Special Agent