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About The Manuscript Society

The oldest society of autograph and manuscript collectors in the United States today, The Manuscript Society has become an international organization with members in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. While collectors formed the heart of the organization in 1948, its membership today includes archivists, manuscript curators, librarians, and prominent manuscript dealers and auction houses. That expanded focus led the organization to change its name from the National Society of Autograph Collectors to The Manuscript Society in 1953. The shift also recognized that its members are serious manuscript collectors–not just autograph seekers.

MM On-Demand: Autographs: Phonies, Fakes & Forgeries (09/14/19)

Appraising Autographs, Manuscripts, & Historical Documents – Identifying Phonies, Fakes, Forgeries Discover the secrets to easily spotting the most notorious fake autographs, bogus manuscripts, and facsimile documents that plague the field. Certified Autograph Appraiser and Manuscript Society Trustee, Brian Kathenes, will take you on an exciting autograph identification journey. In [...]

2022-08-08T12:20:45-04:00September 15, 2019|Manuscript Mondays, MM Archives|

Free Webinar: Autographs: Phonies, Fakes & Forgeries

The Manuscript Society now offers free webinars!  Our first one will be on September 10, 2019 at 8PM EST.  Join Society Trustee, Brian Kathenes, for an absolutely free live-stream webinar: “Autographs - Phonies, Fake, and Forgeries.” Brian will a share some of the most famous and intriguing phonies, fakes, and forgeries [...]

2019-08-06T16:50:31-04:00August 6, 2019|News|

2016 Spain Trip Wrap Up!

The Manuscript Society’s expedition to Spain commenced on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the Palace Hotel in Madrid.  The sixteen participants, including Alfred Lemmon, the Board of Trustees member who had planned the week’s tour, gathered for a reception where Alfred introduced us to Archives Specialists Lupe Fernandez Morente and [...]

2017-02-06T22:52:03-05:00February 3, 2017|News|

Digest – January 2017

Manuscript Digest – January 2017 – This complimentary e-digest, launched in 2012, covers significant acquisitions and sales, manuscripts lost and found, rare books and ephemera, document conservation, and more. […]

2017-01-03T17:39:46-05:00January 3, 2017|MS Digest|

Digest – December 2016

Manuscript Digest – December 2016 – This complimentary e-digest, launched in 2012, covers significant acquisitions and sales, manuscripts lost and found, rare books and ephemera, document conservation, and more. […]

2016-12-06T17:56:06-05:00December 6, 2016|MS Digest|
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