Collectors Corner

Collectors Corner2021-06-09T20:56:50-04:00

collectors-corner-winsor-castleCollectors Corner is a free, public resource from The Manuscript Society for collectors (of all types.)  This section of the website will include resources, tips, quips and information in the world of manuscripts.

Our first offering is a list of known facsimiles—items which look like real autographs and manuscripts, but which are in fact realistic (and sometimes not so realistic) copies. To the right is one of the most famous, a letter from England’s George V welcoming American troops during World War I in April 1918. Courtesy of Catherine Barnes.  If you’d like to submit a facsimile, please click on the link below.

Check back often to find out what’s new in the Collector’s Corner!

Recent Collectors Corner Posts

Dealing With Dealers: How to Buy and Sell Autographs

By Edward Bomsey. I have been a collector of autographs for over 40 years and a dealer for perhaps 30 years. As a beginning collector, I learned more about collecting and shaping my collection (US Presidents and Chief Justices of the United States and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court) [...]

By |July 28, 2016|0 Comments

Selling (Consigning) a Collection through an Auction House

By Beverly Hill. There are any number of reasons you might consider selling an autograph and/or manuscript collection. Perhaps you have inherited a collection of letters and documents. You have no interest in keeping the collection and want to sell it for as much money as possible. Perhaps you decide [...]

By |July 26, 2016|0 Comments

Introduction to Appraisals

by Kevin Segall, ISA Appraisals are done for many reasons including determining values for insurance, donations, and estate taxes. Helpful questions to ask a potential appraiser: What is your education, professional designation(s) and how did you qualify for that designation? Do you have a CV (curriculum vitae) or résumé that [...]

By |June 13, 2016|0 Comments

Facsimiles [UPDATED 7/8/15]

The Manuscript Society's goal of establishing a comprehensive list of known facsimiles and copies which occasionally appear in the autograph market begins with these items furnished by Catherine Barnes and Joe Rubinfine. Additional items and images will be added as time permits and they become available. Click here if you [...]

By |July 8, 2015|0 Comments
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