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  • Submitted: Fri, December 11, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, July 19, 2012

  • Reported By: Mark — louisville Kentucky U.S.A.
Roger Epperson
6025 Edgemoor Houston, Texas United States of America

Roger Epperson signed,sealed and delivered conman autograph authenticator sells fakes invesyigated by BBB Houston, Texas

*Consumer Suggestion: RETRACTION !

*Consumer Suggestion: ROGER EPPERSON &MIKE FROST

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Please read in regards to this stupid post

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Roger Epperson proves himself again

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Its Tara Fatboy Frost

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Mike Frost Chokes on a Ham sandwich

*General Comment: ROGER EPPERSON IS A FAKE AND A FRAUD..!!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: MIKE FROST PAAS AUTOGRAPHS

*General Comment: Autograph Magazine Stakes its Reputation on Roger Epperson

*Consumer Comment: Epperson has been a fraud and a crook for over 15 years !

*Consumer Comment: ROGER EPPERSON FRAUD! NO LONGER A AUTHENTICATOR to be used!

*Consumer Comment: Roger Epperson COA's No Longer Excepted by the IADA

*UPDATE Employee: FRAUD ALERT~ Roger Epperson` FRAUD ALERT!!! FRAUD!!!

*UPDATE Employee: Roger Epperson COA's No Longer Excepted by the IADA

*Consumer Comment: Roger Epperson COA's No Longer Accepted by the IADA

*Consumer Comment: Roger Epperson COA's No Longer Excepted by the IADA

*Consumer Comment: Roger Epperson is a liar

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Mr Frost Keep selling your fake Kiss items

*Consumer Comment: Flase Claims from Roger Epperson

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: The Clash item is Authentic

*General Comment: Roger Epperson is a hot head that need's help!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Roger Epperson aid many victums in autograph refunds

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Roger Epperson: Does he pass and sell forgeries?

On May 8, 2009, one of our associates contacted Roger Epperson. He wanted to discuss some pieces that he had, and his desire to have Roger Epperson certify them. He did not know Roger Epperson. Roger Epperson did not know him. He did not use any references from others. He just told Roger Epperson that he had heard he "was the man" to go to. No more. No less. They were just two complete strangers conducting business.

He made up a name that coincided with the last name of a friend's bank card. All Roger Epperson really knew about him was that he could charge that bank card for any reports he issued.

During one of their conversations, he told Roger Epperson that he had several items that had certificates from Chris Morales. Epperson told him that he could not comment on Morales' work, as he was going to be a witness for the opposing side in a case involving Morales. Subsequently, in spite of this, he said the Morales was "the whore of the industry. He never fails anything. Just send him a check and he sends you a cert." He also referred to Morales as a "total incompetent" and said that he never bothers to even examine anything with Morales' certificate, he just automatically fails the piece.

Ironically, Roger Epperson then said that he would deny these statements if the conversation was being taped. Although his words seem harsh, a review of other postings on the internet indicate that Roger Epperson has similar things to say about the vast majority of the individuals who do authentication.

Considering the comments that Roger Epperson made, we decided to have one of our associates contact Chris Morales and see if we could get him to authenticate the pieces featured in this story. To see if what Roger Epperson said was true or not, we told Chris Morales that the pieces were part of a large collection. We indicated that the owner had held a major position at a record company, and that all of his items were signed in person. We told him we wanted to send a few pieces at a time, and that there was definitely more to come.

A few days after receiving the pieces mentioned in this story, our associate contacted Chris Morales to see how the pieces were coming along. He informed our associate that he had not issued the certificates yet, but that all of the pieces had failed. Our associate expressed his surprise and reiterated the original provenance. This did not seem to sway Chris Morales.

Our associate asked him to provide detailed reports to support his findings, which he did. We independently confirmed the information he gave us, which became the basis for this story.

After receiving the reports, our associate contacted Chris Morales again, informing him of the statements that Roger Epperson had made concerning him, and told him that Roger Epperson had passed all of the pieces. When given the chance to respond to Roger Epperson's remarks, he declined, stating that he did not believe in engaging in the type of conversation that seems so prevalent in this industry. Instead, he said that he would let his reports and Roger Epperson's reports stand on their own.

The information contained in this story certainly indicates that Roger Epperson should not be the one throwing stones.

Our associate sent a number of items to Epperson, including a Lynyrd Skynyrd One More From the Road album, a Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks album, The New York Dolls' In Too Much Too Soon and New York Dolls album covers, Metallica's Kill 'Em All and Master of Puppets album covers, and Niggaz With Attitude's N.W.A. and the Posse album cover.

During the authentication process, our associate exchanged emails and had several phone conversations with Roger Epperson.

All of the listed albums passed and were certified by Roger Epperson. During the conversations, Roger Epperson told him that "you can sell these at any auction house in the world with my certificates."

Unfortunately for collectors, Roger Epperson's statement about his certificates is accurate. In addition to his own business, Signed Sealed & Delivered, he authenticates the musical memorabilia for both James Spence Authentication (JSA) and PSA/DNA. Phone calls to both companies confirmed this. Additionally, Roger Epperson is a former PSA/DNA staff member and his name appears on a significant number of PSA/DNA certificates. As a result, Roger Epperson's work can be found, among other places, at:

ABC Autographs - Jim Pavlish


lan Gutterman
American Memorabilia
B & E Collectibles
Broadway Rick's Strike Zone
Clean Sweep Auctions EAC Gallery
eBay
Fusco Auctions
Geppi's Memorabilia Roadshow Auction
Gotta Have It
Heritage Auctions
Hollywood Collectibles
Huggins & Scott Auctions


Hunt Auctions
Premier Auctions Online
Robert Edward Auctions
R&R Auction
SCP Auctions
Sotheby's
Vintage Authentics

The results that our associate and others have gotten when they have employed Roger Epperson's services certainly question why the auction houses and any of the above-listed companies would use Roger Epperson's services. It certainly seems to defy logic.

Each of the albums that were sent to Roger Epperson will be discussed separately.





Lynyrd Skynyrd:


The Lynyrd Skynyrd One More From the Road album was certified as having been signed by Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson, Gary Rossington, Ed King and Allen Collins.





FRONT COVER


 





BACK COVER


 





INSIDE COVER


Interestingly enough, examination of the album cover reveals not one, but two signatures of Artimus Pyle. It gives the impression that someone was practicing Pyle's signature. Why wasn't he mentioned on the certificate? Did Roger Epperson miss the two signatures when he "examined" the album?

Furthermore, when he looked at his exemplars, what did he have that would have indicated Leon Wilkeson actually spelled his name "Wilkenson", as it appears to be on the album, and is printed on Roger Epperson's cert?

Roger Epperson has stated, in writing, that "what you do when determining if an autograph is authentic or not, you compare them to known exemplars. Usually between 12-25 known exemplars is sufficient sometimes maybe less but never none at all..."

Does this mean that Roger Epperson has 12-15 Lynyrd Skynyrd exemplars with Leon Wilkeson spelled Leon Wilkenson?

Nevertheless, Roger Epperson issued the report. He charged the bank card our associate had given him.                       





 


 LYNYRD SKYNYRD CERTIFICATE











SEX PISTOLS:


The two photos below are of the Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols album cover and the certificate from Roger Epperson. Epperson passed it. Once again, he charged the bank card.

There does not seem to be anything unusual about the album. Its relevance will become more significant shortly.


 





FRONT COVER


 





SEX PISTOLS CERTIFICATE








NEW YORK DOLLS:


Next up are the two New York Dolls albums. As the below photos indicate, the last name in Johnny Thunders signature on the In Too Much Too Soon album cover is virtually invisible.

 





FRONT COVER, TOO MUCH TOO SOON


 





JOHNNY THUNDERS SIGNATURE ON TOO MUCH TOO SOON COVER


 





TOO MUCH TOO SOON CERTIFICATE


 





NEW YORK DOLLS DEBUT ALBUM


 





NEW YORK DOLLS DEBUT ALBUM CERTIFICATE



Roger Epperson told our associate that he had only seen Johnny Thunders signature once before. With that fact, once can only question what exemplar base Roger Epperson used. His own words and logic answer the question. He said that your Sid Vicious is real, so your Johnny Thunders has to be real.

Only seen one Johnny Thunders signature? Isnt this the same Roger Epperson who stated, in writing, that what you do when determining if an autograph is authentic or not, you compare them to known exemplars. Usually between 12-25 known exemplars is sufficient sometimes maybe less but never none at all...

Does this mean that Roger Epperson has 12-15 New York Dolls exemplars, with Johnny Thunders signature, that match this signature that is practically invisible?

Now, consider the logic he said he applied. Two distinct individuals. Two distinct bands. Never mind that one of the signatures is not completely visible. If one is real, the other must be. And remember, he said his certificates will be accepted at any auction house in the world.

Both of these albums were purchased from a vendor at a flea market in Baltimore.

Regardless of the aforementioned facts, Roger Epperson issued the report. Yet again, he charged the bank card.





METALLICA:


Next up is Metallica. Steve Cyrkin, publisher of Autograph Magazine, has referred to Roger Epperson as one of the worlds two pre-eminent Metallica experts. This is his specialty. He bills himself as a music expert, but he really excels at Metallica.

Ironically, Steve Cyrkin was given an advance copy of this story, and was given the opportunity to run it in Autograph Magazine. Apparently, he did not view it as news. After reading the material, he described Roger Epperson in an email as one of the legitimate autograph hobby's protectors.

Are we supposed to believe that, if Steve Cyrkin had information like this about anyone who was not one of his cronies or an advertiser in Autograph Magazine, the story would not end up in his publication? Sadly, the reality is he has run much more defamatory pieces, with far less evidence, on others. Apparently, the protection that is going on is not of collectors, but of Steve Cyrkins cronies and advertisers.

According to Autograph Magazine, Autograph magazine also screens dealers and auctions it allows to advertise and seriously responds to complaints by collectors. This statement sounds great, but Steve Cyrkins actions indicate this does not apply when the complaint is against a member of his team.

Steve Cyrkin has had no problem finding space to run glowing stories on what he considers Roger Epperson's expertise. He has even found space for "Top 10 Rockin' Buys by Roger Epperson" (Aril 2008). This seems to be the only stroy about Roger Epperson Steve Cyrkin has not been able to find any room for in Autograph Magazine.





KILL 'EM ALL ALBUM COVER SIGNED BY CLIFF BURTON 22 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH


 


 





KILL 'EM ALL ALBUM 2008 BACK COVER


 


 


KILL 'EM ALL CERTIFICATE



 

The three photos above are of the first of the two Metallica albums that Roger Epperson certified for our associate, the Kill 'Em All album cover. The album bears the signatures of Cliff Burton and Lars Ulrich.

Once again, one has to ask what exemplars Roger Epperson used to certify this album. Why? Because this album is a re-release. The photo below is a detailed shot of the back of the album. It was released in 2008.

Isn't this the same Roger Epperson who has stated, in writing, that "what you do when determining if an autograph is authentic or not, you compare them to known exemplars. Usually between 12-25 known exemplars is sufficient sometimes maybe less but never none at all..."

Does this mean that Roger Epperson has 12-15 Metallica exemplars with Cliff Burton signatures that match this piece?

How can that be?

Cliff Burton died on September 27, 1986.

How can a dead man sign an album released after his death? Doesn't Roger Epperson know that albums are released and re-released at various times? Doesn't he check that?

How could Roger Epperson not have checked the release date to know the album was released 22 years after Cliff Burton died?

Isn't he the Metallica expert?





DETAIL KILL 'EM ALL ALBUM 2008 BACK COVER


 

This album was purchased from the same vendor at the same flea market in Baltimore.

Once again, Roger Epperson issued the report. He charged the bank card.

Next Mettalica Album:





MASTER OF PUPPETS ALBUM COVER SIGNED BY CLIFF BURTON 22 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH


 





MASTER OF PUPPETS ALBUM BACK COVER


 





DETAIL OF MASTER OF PUPPETS ALBUM BACK COVER


 

World-leading Metallica expert Roger Epperson also passed this Metallic album, Master of Puppets album, as being signed by Cliff Burton.

Yet again, one has to ask what exemplars Roger Epperson used to certify this album. Why? Because this album, like the other Metallica album, is a re-release. The photo below is a detailed shot of the back of the album. It was re-released in 2008.

 

Isn't this the same Roger Epperson who has stated, in writing, that "what you do when determining if an autograph is authentic or not, you compare them to known exemplars. Usually between 12-25 known exemplars is sufficient sometimes maybe less but never none at all..."

Does this mean that Roger Epperson has 12-15 Metallica exemplars with Cliff Burton signatures that match this piece?
How can that be?


Cliff Burton died on September 27, 1986.

Once again, how can a dead man sign an album? Haven't we heard this question before?

How could Roger Epperson not have checked the release date to know the album was released 22 years after Cliff Burton died?

Isn't he the Metallica expert?

Yet again, Roger Epperson issued the report. Once again, he charged the bank card our associate had given him.

There seems to be a pattern developing here. Roger Epperson certifies albums with practically invisible signatures. Roger Epperson certifies albums signed by dead men. He charges bank cards for his services.

Even worse, he offered to buy all of these albums, to sell at his Signed, Sealed & Delivered website.

Only one of the albums can be described as anything other than questionable. Most of them are undeniably forgeries.

How could this be?


Wait, there's more.







Next N.W.A. Signed Album:






N.W.A. AND THE POSSE ALBUM COVER


 

These last two images are of Niggaz With Attitude's hip hop N.W.A. and the Posse album cover, featuring the signatures of Eazy-E, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube.

This album was bought from the same vendor at the same flea market in Baltimore as the practically invisible New York Dolls signatures and Metallica albums.

Roger Epperson confided in our associate that he just did not know about the NWA album, as he did not have any exemplars. He asked our associate where he got it. Our associate lied. He told Roger Epperson that he had gotten it signed in person. After hearing this, Roger Epperson said he "would take care of it if you had it signed in person."

Roger Epperson issued the report. He charged the bank card.

Isn't this the same Roger Epperson who has stated, in writing, that "what you do when determining if an autograph is authentic or not, you compare them to known exemplars. Usually between 12-25 known exemplars is sufficient sometimes maybe less but never none at all..."

Isn't this the same Roger Epperson who referred to another individual as a whore who would certify anything for a paycheck?

Didn't Roger Epperson just do just that very thing when he issued a certificate based upon a made-up story from a complete stranger with a bank card? What was he basing his "examination" on? The bank card's availability? The bank card's expiration date?

On one of his own websites, Roger Epperson states that his "fees are from $75 to $150 for a written letter of authentication. Item must be sent to me with insured return postage included. I will study the item and give a written and signed letter of my determination."

What is he studying if he has passed albums signed by dead men, after their deaths? What is he studying if he passes albums with signatures that are virtually invisible? What is he studying if he passes an album that he acknowledged having no exemplars for comparison? What is he studying if he passes albums with names misspelled? What is he studying if he passes albums based on the made-up stories of a complete stranger using an alias?

Is he studying the expiration date of the bank card?






Business Practices Questioned:


One possible answer for some of these questions is Roger Epperson's established business practices. Another business associate of ours visited Roger Epperson in Texas at his place of business. This individual brought more than one dozen pieces with him for Roger Epperson's review. The associate indicated that Roger Epperson flipped through the entire collection in less than one minute. He flipped through them like one would "shuffle a deck of cards." No exemplars. No equipment. He failed all but one piece. Roger Epperson said the Mamas and the Papas piece was real. Once again, without any equipment. Without any exemplars. Mere seconds per piece.

Once again, isn't this the same Roger Epperson who has stated, in writing, that "what you do when determining if an autograph is authentic or not, you compare them to known exemplars. Usually between 12-25 known exemplars is sufficient sometimes maybe less but never none at all..."

If nothing else, Roger Epperson should have checked the release date of the Mamas and Papas album. He did not. This poses a problem, since Cass Elliot died on July 29, 1974. A lot of Mamas and the Papas albums were re-released after Cass Elliot's death.

We do not know if the album was an original or a re-release. That's not the point. The point was that Roger Epperson did not check, nor did he use any exemplars or equipment for comparison.

He flipped through the pile and then, by memory, said that the Mamas and the Papas signatures were real. How often does he see the Mamas and the Papas to be so sure in seconds? What tipped the scale? Denny Doherty's signature? Michelle Phillips' signature? Cass Elliot's signature? John Phillips' signature?

Was his decision based more upon the fact that there is not a lot of demand for Mamas and the Papas memorabilia, so he figured it was not really worth forging?

Since Roger Epperson did not use any exemplars or comparison equipment and did not check the album release date, we can only figure it was something along the line of the last possibility.






Epperson's Website & Conculsions:


All of these problems merited a review of Roger Epperson's, Signed, Sealed & Delivered website. Apparently, there are some problems there, too.

Roger Epperson is selling an Allman Brothers piece, an "Absolutely rare signed Promo test press for the Allman Brothers first LP signed on the cover by Gregg and Duane Allman, Butch Trucks, Berry Oakly adding "Allman Brothers Band", Jamoe Johnson and Dickey Betts." He is selling it for $3,700.00.




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RETRACTION !

AUTHOR: BriBrendanj - (USA)

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ROGER EPPERSON &MIKE FROST

AUTHOR: JUSTICE777 - (United States of America)

These two long time lovers have been going at each others throat a long time .Now these 2 have teamed up to work with each other to rip off other people in the autograph industry  .Frost who is a dumb fat slob that looks like Ron Jeremy who has a small penius like his IQ .His d**k is not made for porn but it is made for a dog to have a 2 inch chewy stick .

Roger on the other hand has a d**k for porn but gay porn with Mikey Frost rub his BIG c*** in between Frost's man b**bs .Gay porn at its best .

I wonder if Tara Epperson will film her father's gay debut .
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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Please read in regards to this stupid post

AUTHOR: roger epperson - (United States of America)

"A letter of apology to Roger Epperson
Date: 2011-02-22 11:27:11  
Notice to all members and visitors to the IADA-CC, 
In recent months you may have seen information and news articles posted on the IADA-CC website attacking the integrity of a long time autograph collector, dealer and authenticator, Roger Epperson. These articles were malicious in nature and were way outside the scope of anything the IADA/CC stands for. 
It is for this reason Michael Frost and Richard Scott of the IADA-CC are taking this opportunity to publicly apologize to Roger Epperson and his company REAL. 
The IADA-CC had been receiving many e-mails daily from collectors and others believed to be trusted sources. The e-mails were sent to the IADA-CC under many different names and seemed credible at the time to our news director. 
We were also sent several links with information taken from other websites that may not have been true. These e-mails were coming to the club and to the club directors daily. After a fact-finding mission, neither the IADA-CC nor its officers including Michael Frost and Richard Scott have any knowledge of any fraudulent or unethical activities by Roger Epperson. We find the following information that has been posted or emailed to be absolutely FALSE and unjustified. We also have found most of the e-mails to be coming from enemies of the autograph hobby and from fraudulent e-mail addresses with an anti 3rd party authentication agenda.
 a. Roger Epperson authenticated signatures on album covers that were knowingly forged or not signed until after the death of signatories, and charged Dave Smith a/k/a Dave Wakefield [Editor's Note: It is actually Dave Wakefield aka Dave Smith, as Smith is Wakefield's alias.] for the authentication and then offered to purchase the albums. This statement is false and we found the published allegations to be untrue and the result of false information provided by others to the IADA-CC with intent to damage the character and authentication work of Roger Epperson. 
b. Roger Epperson issued Letters of Authenticity and in many cases never examined the autographs. This statement is false and we found the published allegations to be untrue and the result of false information provided by others to IADA-CC with intent to damage the character and authentication work of Roger Epperson, . 
c. An article in IADA-CC news The Roger Epperson Scandal and investigation, is handed over to the authorities, statement that there was a Roger Epperson Scandal that was being investigated by authorities, including the FBI, that IADA-CC had received reports of errors in authentication and selling of non-authentic material by ROGER EPPERSON, that a watchdog committee set up to monitor the action of Signed, Sealed & Delivered and REAL, two of the Epperson Companies had reported dozens of questionable items removed from ROGER EPPERSONs website, that IADA-CC was receiving reports from major auction companies, eBay and dealers removing Epperson authenticated items from their sites, that ROGER EPPERSON had been officially removed from being a member of IADA-CC. This statement is false and we found the published allegations to be untrue and the result of false information provided by others to IADA-CC with intent to damage the character and authentication work of Roger Epperson and the IADA-CC apologizes. 
To show good faith and unity the IADA-CC would like to offer Roger Epperson a full life time membership in the IADA-CC. 
The IADA-CC reorganized with only one goal in mind and only wishes to accomplish this goal. We are here to help promote the autograph world as a wonderful and valuable hobby, create lines of communication among its members, and help to educate our public in making good choices in finding rare and collectible signatures. 
We all make mistakes, and for this mistake we sincerely apologize to Roger Epperson. We wish him all the best and hope we can, in some way, work together in the future.
We think Roger Epperson is a valued and important part of the autograph community. It is very important that we are able to work together or at least communicate. Michael Frost, Roger Epperson and the IADA-CC have a common bond and that is to educate and to help the autograph community. We should have been spending our time and effort fighting the bad guys in the industry and not each other. 
The infighting among the most important and respected members of the autograph community must stop. The time has come to focus on bringing back a safe environment for autograph collectors. 
We sincerely hope that Roger Epperson and the autograph community accept our apology.
 Sincerely, 
Michael Frost, Richard Scott and The IADA-CC.
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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Roger Epperson proves himself again

AUTHOR: roger epperson - (United States of America)

THE NEW IADA-CC           A letter of apology to Roger Epperson Date: 2011-02-22 11:27:11 Notice to all members and visitors to the IADA-CC,      In recent months you may have seen information and news articles posted on the IADA-CC website attacking the integrity of a long time autograph collector, dealer and authenticator, Roger Epperson. These articles were malicious in nature and were way outside the scope of anything the IADA/CC stands for. It is for this reason Michael Frost and Richard Scott of the IADA-CC are taking this opportunity to publicly apologize to Roger Epperson and his company REAL. The IADA-CC had been receiving many e-mails daily from collectors and others believed to be trusted  sources. The e-mails were sent to the IADA-CC under many different names and seemed credible at the time to our news director.   We were also sent several links with  information taken from other websites that may not have been true. These e-mails were coming to the club and to the club directors daily. After a fact-finding mission, neither the IADA-CC nor its officers including Michael Frost and Richard Scott have any knowledge of any fraudulent or unethical activities by Roger Epperson. We find the following information that has been posted or emailed to be absolutely FALSE and unjustified. We also have found most of the e-mails to be coming from enemies of the autograph hobby and from fraudulent e-mail addresses with an anti 3rd party authentication agenda.   Roger Epperson authenticated signatures on album covers that were knowingly forged or not signed until after the death of signatories, and charged Dave Smith a/k/a Dave Wakefield for the authentication and then offered to purchase the albums. This statement is false and we found the published allegations to be untrue and the result of false information provided by others to the IADA-CC with intent to damage the character and authentication work of Roger Epperson.  Roger Epperson issued Letters of Authenticity and in many cases never examined the autographs. This statement is false and we found the published allegations to be untrue and the result of false information provided by others to IADA-CC with intent to damage the character and authentication work of Roger Epperson, . c.      An article in IADA-CC news “The Roger Epperson Scandal and investigation, is handed over to the authorities,” statement that there was a Roger Epperson Scandal that was being investigated by authorities, including the FBI, that IADA-CC had received reports of errors in authentication and selling of non-authentic material by ROGER EPPERSON, that a watchdog committee set up to monitor the action of Signed, Sealed & Delivered and “REAL,” two of the Epperson Companies had reported  dozens of  questionable items removed from ROGER EPPERSON’s website, that IADA-CC was receiving reports from major auction companies, eBay and dealers removing Epperson authenticated items from their sites, that ROGER EPPERSON had been officially removed from being a member of IADA-CC. This statement is false and we found the published allegations to be untrue and the result of false information provided by others to IADA-CC with intent to damage the character and authentication work of Roger Epperson and the IADA-CC apologizes. To show good faith and unity the IADA-CC would like to offer Roger Epperson a full life time membership in the IADA-CC.The IADA-CC reorganized with only one goal in mind and only wishes to accomplish this goal. We are here to help promote the autograph world as a wonderful and valuable hobby, create lines of communication among its members, and help to educate our public in making good choices in finding rare and collectible signatures.   We all make mistakes, and for this mistake we sincerely apologize to Roger Epperson.  We wish him all the best and hope we can, in some way, work together in the future. We think Roger Epperson is a valued and important part of the autograph community.  It is very important that we are able to work together or at least communicate. Michael Frost, Roger Epperson and the IADA-CC have a common bond and that is to educate and to help the autograph community. We should have been spending our time and effort fighting the bad guys in the industry and not each other. The infighting among the most important and respected members of the autograph community must stop. The time has come to focus on bringing back a safe environment for autograph collectors.  We sincerely hope that Roger Epperson and the autograph community accept our apology.    Sincerely,             Michael Frost, Richard Scott and The IADA-CC.
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#5 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Its Tara Fatboy Frost

AUTHOR: Tara B. - (United States of America)

Threw the autograph industry i see fat man frost will take jabs and slander anyone .You sell forgeries ,and sweetie this is not Roger ,but his woman who is defending a great man unlike yourself .I heard you were having a homosexual relationship with a autograph dealer who i will not mention the name of the other party .I saw his website he is just as round as you are .Swelled titties  you have like a woman who is due in a month.Frost if the circus was coming to town you could be the fat bearded lady and win hands down .You can keep writing your slander on your autograph alert .If you want attention go walk around a nude colony and scare mother nature seeing your bare big fat ass with your matching homo sexual lover .You can never have a big nice cock like Roger no way no how ?Frost you can't find your toes never mind finding a autograph to be real .
Hugs &kisses
Tara
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#6 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Mike Frost Chokes on a Ham sandwich

AUTHOR: Tara B. - (United States of America)

Its Tara again ,I heard threw the inner circles that Mike Frost was choking on a ham sandwich and died just like mama cass from the Mama and Papa's .Funny thing is that Mr.Frost looks like the male version of mama cass ,Mr.Frost in drag very scary swinging his man boob's like pizza doe being tossed in the air .I hope they can find a big enough casket to put that large pile of lard in .Everyone here at r&r auctions will sign the casket as well as our friends at JSA,GAI and PSA/DNA .I will even spread my pussy lips as a pap smear on there for him ,the closest thing he will get to pussy .
Farewell Frosty
Tara
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#7 General Comment

ROGER EPPERSON IS A FAKE AND A FRAUD..!!

AUTHOR: THE TRUTH - (United States of America)

Breaking News:
January 23, 2010

Roger Epperson (aka) Tara Attempts To
Hamper Haitian Relief Fund...

It is estimated nearly 100, 000 or more Haitian people could have perished during the earthquake that devastated Port au Prince and the surrounding area. Relief is coming from all ends of the earth. Many of those around the world who have little are sending what they can to help the survivors.

Steve Koschal, a hobby veteran for over 40 years came up with the idea to bring the entire autograph community together and do what they can through donations to help those who have survived in Haiti.

Unfortunately our hobby has one very sick and twisted individual who has posted comments on his website stating horrible things one being: "..if they think the money will be going to aid in the effort for Haiti, they are indeed morons." That person is Roger Epperson! Roger Epperson who has admitted in writing that he bought autographed items from two different forgers. Roger Epperson was not able to tell the signatures were forged and resold them over the years.

We must bear in mind Roger Epperson is the individual who has sent emails to collectors calling them "idiots" and in others he has called them "morons" and recently said "stupid dumb ass, I hope you die a painful death in the New Year" Lets not forget his recent email to a collector stating: "prostate cancer would be perfect for you." www.autographalert.com has copies of all these emails Roger Epperson has sent to collectors.

Roger Epperson claims he can authenticate autographs. It has been proven over and over again this weirdo has no clue what he is doing. He wont respond to questions about how he has recently failed autograph items he has sold in the past. He wont respond to questions about all the items in auctions that have been pulled as NOT authentic that came with Eppersons certificates of authenticity. He wont respond to questions about how he authenticated record albums that were signed by persons who have been dead over 20 years before the albums were produced.

Bottom line is how sick can anyone be to tell those who read his website not to donate to the Haitian Relief Fund? Would you believe this dimwit has a following of three?

We are witnessing Eppersons Last Stand. Hes on his hill spewing his venom at the autograph community. Epperson with his destructive personality is hanging onto his "white hat" which has been shot full of holes. Left standing with him are only three of his supporters. Steve Cyrkin of Autograph magazine, Epperson is one of the last of his full page advertisers. Cyrkin is the fellow who was so foolish to put racist/anti-semitic statements in writing against another member of the autograph community. Cyrkin put in writing that he stakes his "reputation" on Epperson. The same Cyrkin who claims he has pulled all the bad forged items from his inventory and to date his autograph website has been shut down for nearly a year. The same Cyrkin that talks about professional journalism yet without question he wrote the most embarrassing story of the last decade on rock and roll autographs. The same Cyrkin that lists peoples addresses in his magazine that have been dead for a year and tells his readers it may take awhile to get a response for their autograph requests.

Standing with Epperson and Cyrkin is James Spence. Anyone with a pulse in the autograph hobby is well aware about this fellows lack of authenticating skills. Its all documented. We wont waste anymore ink on this fellow.

And last we have RR Auctions who still uses Epperson after all the problems they have had with his authentications. One dealer refers to RR Auctions rock and roll music section as "the pulled for further review section." Several people in this industry believe the reason why RR Auction still uses Epperson is because of the almighty dollar. It certainly cannot be because they believe Epperson can accurately authenticate autographs. It wasnt long ago that Bob Eaton of RR Auctions stated to a dealer "Epperson is nuts." Many believe Epperson is authenticating his own material and consigning the items to RR Auction. We followed this thought and emailed RR Auction. It doesnt surprise us to find that RR Auction now needs a Public Relations person so we emailed them and also Bob Eaton owner of RR Auctions. We advised them both that we were writing a story about Epperson and simply requested some information about items that may have been consigned to them during 2009 by Epperson. The failure of RR Auctions Public Relations person and owner Bob Eaton to respond basically answers all of our questions.

Eppersons website clearly shows he has a hatred for many people in the autograph hobby but why pick on the poor Haitian people who desperately need our help?

So the four is what appears to be left at Eppersons Last Stand, surrounded by the thousands of members of the International Autograph Community. More proof that water seeks its own level.
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#8 REBUTTAL Owner of company

MIKE FROST PAAS AUTOGRAPHS

AUTHOR: Tara B. - (United States of America)

All these autograph dealers are scum .Look at Mike Frost BIG fat ugly man ,who couldn't get laid with a handful of fifty's or forgeries .This guy Frost is such a dirt bag he gets pictures with the stars and then makes countless forgeries with them .This guy also makes super imposed pictures of stars signing that is why he goes after anyone else because he is the biggest dirty scum there is .He continues to rip people off with his BOGUS PAAS coa's .Frost should be in bars and i don't mean eating candy bars .By the way Roger you have a great dick if you don't have a job with r n r auctions you should o into porn .You dick is as big has Frost's waistline .
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#9 General Comment

Autograph Magazine Stakes its Reputation on Roger Epperson

AUTHOR: Steve Cyrkin - (United States of America)

I'm the publisher of Autograph Magazine, and I'm appalled by these relentless, desperate attempts by the autograph fraud industry to destroy the reputation of Roger Epperson. There is no more trusted and talented popular music authentication specialist than Epperson, and his ethics are beyond reproach. 

Roger Epperson is Autograph Magazine's lead music authenticator, a critical member of our authentication team, and we stake our reputation on him every month with every magazine we publish. We're not alone. Many of the world's most respected autograph auctions and dealers trust and depend on Roger, too. Why would any of us do this if these attacks on Ripoff-Report and elsewhere were true?

Why are they trying to hard to ruin his reputation? Because they're scared out of their wits of him. Roger fights to protect collectors against forgeries and he can't be bought. 

For instance, Roger was instrumental in our successful efforts to help a rock 'n' roll autograph collector get a $20,000 VISA charge-back against one dealer and a $10,000 VISA charge-back against another. Does that give you an even better idea why some want him out of the way?

I also want to state that, contrary to what you may have read, it is untrue that Autograph Magazine refused to publish the story about Epperson that they claim we did. I simply asked for them to write the story, let us inspect the evidence, and then we'd decide. Obviously, that's ethical and professional journalism. They would not do that. Why? I think the answer is clear.

Since anyone can post something here and pretend to be someone else, please feel free to go to Autograph Magazine's Web site, click "About Us," and email me.

Roger, thank you for having the guts to fight these guys.

Steve Cyrkin
Publisher
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#10 Consumer Comment

Epperson has been a fraud and a crook for over 15 years !

AUTHOR: THE TRUTH - (United States of America)

What took so long ???

He has been selling junk for over 15 years. I know people who have purchused many signed items and had to return most of them. R&R is the only auction house in the world that even stii excepts the Epperson "REAL" certificate of authenticity. R& R is even now finally removing the Roger Epperson signed items from there auctions..

This Epperson is and has always been a fraud.. Please look at his website and you will see for yourself about 50% of the autographs are not at all authentic.

For alot more information on this crook ;

see (((REDACTED)))



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#11 Consumer Comment

ROGER EPPERSON FRAUD! NO LONGER A AUTHENTICATOR to be used!

AUTHOR: Autograph Insider - (Virgin Islands (US))

Roger Epperson says on his website that he does not know how his COA's could not be accepted when he has not issued any.

If you take a look at the letter sent out by the IADA, CC/DA we will see that roger was suspended from their club and this his letters are no longer being used.

The email sent to ALL members of the club
By count on the website there are 220 registered dealers and the members of the club total into the THOUSANDS.

This email went to all.

Roger has yet made a statement as to why he said dead men signed albums?  He has yet gave a statement to flooding the market with these.  He says his insurance will cover him, well Roger, your insurance will not back you in the case of known fraud and that is something that you have done.
Also, How can artist's spell their own names wrong JUST ON YOUR ITEMS???  HOW can that be Roger?  Are you that special that they spell their own names wrong or is it that your the forger and don't know how they spell it?
Case in point, MANY items on Roger's site....

Roger is being sued by 5 people and there are more going after him in small claims court.
Roger should know that he needs to have proof for all statements that he chooses to put on his website.
If you look at the website autographalert it has been up for over 6 yrs, and Roger's new site is going on 5 months and will be shut down because the difference between the 2 is one is 100% truthful and will hold up in a court of law, and Roger's is all lies, mixed with half truths and full of slander.  These statements that he makes on a daily basis will be his undoing.

If roger took the time to see what has been wrote about him on Autographlive magazines on line forum he will see that the below letter has been posted in all the forums and has been talked about by many in that magazine.

Roger and Steve have yet to give any reason as to why Roger said albums were signed by dead men.

IT is also very interesting to note that the signatures of the men that roger did say were real, do not match up to those of real signatures of the men.
We invite anybody to look at the albums that are on

autographalert
behindthegavel

both are dot coms

and then to goggle search the men, CLIFF BURTON.  There are 3 websites from fans that show how Cliff signed and on over 30 items that we looked at not one even came close to the signatures that Roger deemed authentic.

Roger was given the chance to correct his wrong doings, and has laughed at them.  Mike Frost pointed out that his KISS signed items are real.  Roger says they are from a person who does not exist.  Yet, when that is shown to Roger he then changes his story.
Something Mr. Epperson is famous for, diverting the attention with lies....
Roger's biggest problem is he lies so much he does not know what the truth is.  Even on this very own Rip Off report he changes his story.  Goes from knowing a item is fake, to having items in his hand, to hearing that's what it is, to it's his thoughts, to this to that....

PICK A STORY and go with it....

Roger has failed items he has sold just because of the price, he shoots of his mouth when somebody ask's why his prices are so high, puts down people, when it reality, Roger should keep his mouth shut and just stop talking....

For all of our humor, he won't and this will keep going on....


Roger Epperson COA's No Longer Accepted by the IADA
Date: 2009-12-12 03:05:46
    After a two month extensive investigation by the IADA-CC Ethics Board and membership of the IADA-CC, we feel that in our opinion and for the safety of the autograph community that Roger Epperson Certificates of Authenticity will no longer be honored by The International Autograph Dealer Alliance and The International Autograph Collectors Club.
Roger Epperson and Signed, Sealed & Delivered have been removed from the IADA-CC dealers directory.
    Some of the Certificates of Authenticity are shown below and there will be a follow up story with more information about the allegations and reported fraud by Mr. Epperson and his company Real - Roger Epperson Ltd.
There are many Letters of Authenticity certified and signed by Roger Epperson that have been issued over the past years, that have been falsely authenticated and in many cases never even examined by Roger Epperson !!  If you have signed items with a Letter of Authenticity from Roger Epperson, it is highly recommended that you have these items re-examined and authenticated by a qualified authentication company. The IADA-CC will not be recommending any other autograph authentication companies due to any conflicts of interest. 
The IADA- CC once again apologies for negative news, we do realize that we promised that there would be NO negative story's or conflicts on the New IADA-CC website , but we found this story shocking and important to the safety of the autograph collecting Community.




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Roger Epperson COA's No Longer Excepted by the IADA

AUTHOR: Autograph Insider - (Virgin Islands (US))


Roger Epperson COA's No Longer Excepted by the IADA-CC 

Sent: 12/12/2009 05:36:37 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Roger Epperson \"COA's" No Longer Excepted by the IADA-CC

 
After a two month extensive investigation by the IADA-CC Ethics Board and membership of the IADA-CC, we feel that in our opinion and for the safety of the autograph community that Roger Epperson Certificates of Authenticity will no longer be honored by The International Autograph Dealer Alliance and The International Autograph Collectors Club.
 
Roger Epperson and Signed, Sealed & Delivered have been removed from the IADA-CC dealers directory.
 
Some of the Certificates of Authenticity are shown below and there will be a follow up story with more information about the allegations and reported fraud by Mr. Epperson and his company Real - Roger Epperson Ltd.
 
There are many Letters of Authenticity certified and signed by Roger Epperson that have been issued over the past years, that have been falsely authenticated and in many cases never even examined by Roger Epperson !! If you have signed items with a Letter of Authenticity from Roger Epperson, it is highly recommended that you have these items re-examined and authenticated by a qualified authentication company. The IADA-CC will not be recommending any other autograph authentication companies due to any conflicts of interest.
 
The IADA- CC once again apologies for negative news, we do realize that we promised that there would be NO negative story's or conflicts on the New IADA-CC website , but we found this story shocking and important to the safety of the autograph collecting Community.
 
Please Note here are a small sample of the "REAL! "- Roger Epperson Letters of Authenticity:
 


Photos can be seen at


behindthegavel
      and
autographalert


both are dot coms



Written by the IADA-CC Ethics Board.
There will be a major update with more information on this case shortly.
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#13 UPDATE Employee

FRAUD ALERT~ Roger Epperson` FRAUD ALERT!!! FRAUD!!!

AUTHOR: Autograph Insider - (Virgin Islands (US))

Roger has said he does so much good for the autograph community, yet he also has done a lot of harm.

For all the good this man thinks he has done, he has done just as much harm.

What about him saying that over 100 albums signed by dead men were real?  Issued COA/LOA for the items, offered to buy them and sell them on his own website?

That's FRAUD ROGER!   That's is also a  FELONY ROGER!


The people need to do this so he goes to jail for his actions!

Eppersons mistakes are so bad he has committed a felony but in order for it to be something chargeable the victim who set him up needs to ask for a refund.  Roger will likely tell them to screw themselves.  His policy is null and void when fraud is involved.  The Fraud is he charged for opinions unquestionably wrong.  If asked for a refund in writing, and one is not given the victim can file mail fraud charges against him.  If he still wont refund than he has committed a felony. 

Roger has gone above and beyond on this case and ANY GOOD he may have done is gone by this lackluster, embarrassment of work!

He has at least 3 felony's in this with mail fraud as this was done through the mail, charges with a credit card, add's another, and the fact that he wants to sell these items and could get them into ANY AUCTION HOUSE IN THE WORLD is another.

RR auctions have stated We have always and will continue to support you as being the number one authority in signed music material.

Best Regards,
Tricia Eaton


How long before people look at this company also.  They seem to want to support a man that is doing a felony, but that should be no surprise as they have the world's largest forger on as a authenticator in John Reznikoff.

Nothing is too shocking by this company.  Maybe they can bring in other people that have been behind scams and forgery!



BUYER BEWARE with any items from Roger Epperson and RR auctions.


For more info on them please look at

behindthegavel

autographalert

both are dot com's

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Roger Epperson COA's No Longer Excepted by the IADA

AUTHOR: Autograph Insider - (Virgin Islands (US))

Notice how Roger now shift's his story to "that's what somebody said"  So he goes for having COLD HARD FACTS in his hand, to "it's what I was told by somebody"  
He flips his story to support whatever lie he has come up with.

It has been proved that this man is a joke, that he can not tell when a dead people are signing items, artists are spelling their names wrong only on his items or items that he authenticates.  He has yet to have a statement on how he could pass over 100 albums signed by people that have been dead for 16 to 25 yrs.  He won't make a statement as to why this went on other then to say he has helped some guy from 20/20 get money back on items.

This reporter has contacted 20/20, inside edition and other news outlets to ask them about the actions of Roger Epperson and his henchman Steve Crykin.
All people interested should visit the websites:
(((Redacted)))
ALL sites have sections just for the crooks mentioned above.  

On a side note, Roger was shown a autographed photo of Eric Clapton in May of this yr.  He said it was fake, the part that was left out was that the photo had a R.E.A.L COA with it.(HIS very own authentication company)  He said it was fake based 100% on the amount that the item was bought for.  When it was pointed out that it came with his COA, he had "no comment"

Same goes for Bob Dylan. Much like metallica he thinks he's a Bob Dylan expert, yet on his site, and on others he states that he "will NOT render a opinion on ANY BOB DYLAN item from 1984 to present as his sig is just too hard to judge"

He was shown over 10 items some from his very own website and again failed all.

Much like everything in dealing with this clown of a authenticator it's very Iinconsistent!

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BUYER BEWARE WITH ANYTHING ROGER EPPERSON RELATED!  
THIS MAN DOES NOT KNOW WHAT HE'S DOING AND IS CAUSING MORE HARM THEN GOOD IN THE AUTOGRAPH INDUSTRY!
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Roger Epperson COA's No Longer Accepted by the IADA

AUTHOR: Autograph Insider - (Virgin Islands (US))

After a two month extensive investigation by the IADA-CC Ethics Board and membership of the IADA-CC, we feel that in our opinion and for the safety of the autograph community that Roger Epperson Certificates of Authenticity will no longer be honored by The International Autograph Dealer Alliance and The International Autograph Collectors Club.
Roger Epperson and Signed, Sealed & Delivered have been removed from the IADA-CC dealers directory.
    Some of the Certificates of Authenticity are shown below and there will be a follow up story with more information about the allegations and reported fraud by Mr. Epperson and his company Real - Roger Epperson Ltd.
There are many Letters of Authenticity certified and signed by Roger Epperson that have been issued over the past years, that have been falsely authenticated and in many cases never even examined by Roger Epperson !!  If you have signed items with a Letter of Authenticity from Roger Epperson, it is highly recommended that you have these items re-examined and authenticated by a qualified authentication company. The IADA-CC will not be recommending any othe autograph authentication companies due to any conflicts of interest. 
The IADA- CC once again apologies for negative news, we do realize that we promised that there would be NO negative story's or conflicts on the New IADA-CC website , but we found this story shocking and important to the safety of the autograph collecting Community.
Please Note here are a small sample of the "REAL ! "- Roger Epperson Letters of Authenticity:

Please look at the official website to see the bogus COA's issued by Roger.

Roger said albums signed by dead men were real and has yet of offer any kind of statement as to how a PROFESSIONAL authenticator EXPERT can miss a re-issued date of 2008.  The said albums were signed by people that have been dead for 22 yrs.

It should also be noted that the man that Roger and Steve crykin like to bash the most a Chris Morales said the same items were all FAKE.
So Morales a man that Roger has called a "whore in the hobby" and "a man that don't
know his @$$ from a hole in the wall" could tell the said items were indeed fake, yet
the self proclaimed ROCK AND ROLL EXPERT Roger Epperson didn't!

HOW EMBARASSING!
Roger do the hobby and yourself a favor and just quit now while you still have some
dignity!
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Roger Epperson COA's No Longer Excepted by the IADA

AUTHOR: Autograph Insider - (Virgin Islands (US))

Roger Epperson COA's No Longer Excepted by the IADA
Date: 2009-12-12 03:05:46
    After a two month extensive investigation by the IADA-CC Ethics Board and membership of the IADA-CC, we feel that in our opinion and for the safety of the autograph community that Roger Epperson Certificates of Authenticity will no longer be honored by The International Autograph Dealer Alliance and The International Autograph Collectors Club.
Roger Epperson and Signed, Sealed & Delivered have been removed from the IADA-CC dealers directory.
    Some of the Certificates of Authenticity are shown below and there will be a follow up story with more information about the allegations and reported fraud by Mr. Epperson and his company Real - Roger Epperson Ltd.
There are many Letters of Authenticity certified and signed by Roger Epperson that have been issued over the past years, that have been falsely authenticated and in many cases never even examined by Roger Epperson !!  If you have signed items with a Letter of Authenticity from Roger Epperson, it is highly recommended that you have these items re-examined and authenticated by a qualified authentication company. The IADA-CC will not be recommending any othe autograph authentication companies due to any conflicts of interest. 
The IADA- CC once again apologies for negative news, we do realize that we promised that there would be NO negative story's or conflicts on the New IADA-CC website , but we found this story shocking and important to the safety of the autograph collecting Community.
Please Note here are a small sample of the "REAL ! "- Roger Epperson Letters of Authenticity:

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Roger Epperson is a liar

AUTHOR: Herb sterns - (U.S.A.)

Roger Epperson is a proven liar, proven slander, and cannot back up anything other than that he authenticates forgeries.  Do not trust this imposter!
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#18 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Mr Frost Keep selling your fake Kiss items

AUTHOR: roger - (United States of America)

That's who the guy said he was.  Either way or whatever his name is the Kiss items he sold which Mike Frost has as an authentic exemplar on his PAAS site is not authentic!
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#19 Consumer Comment

Flase Claims from Roger Epperson

AUTHOR: Autograph Insider - (Virgin Islands (US))

Flase Claims from Roger Epperson

       

Courtesy of Mike Frost...

    

Please read the e-mail thread below where Roger Epperson claims items were forged by the son of Glenn Danzig, who does not even have a son.

     

 

From: (((Redacted)))

Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 19:14:11 EDT

To: <r(((Redacted)))>

Subject: Epperson to answer to Danzig

Did you want to add anything to this story for the new IADA-CC website and magazine.

Im a personal manager representing Mr. Glenn Danzig.

He has nothing to do with the matter you are stating below, nor does he even have a son.

Please refrain from using Mr. Danzigs name in context with any of this. I have copied

his legal counsel above.

Sincerely,

Konstanze Louden


Konstanze Louden
SPECTACLE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP A FRONT LINE COMPANY
1100 Glendon Avenue | Suite 1100 | Los Angeles, CA 90024
T (323) 951-9595 | F (323) 951-9898 | (((Redacted)))

In a message dated 10/14/2009 08:58:49 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, (((Redacted))) writes:

Mike

This Kiss photo on your PAAS site is a forgery. It was done by the son of Glenn Danzig of the band Danzig. I discovered these forgeries about 2 years ago and the source. This has been common knowledge around dealers of music autographs since then. They are good forgeries and fooled many at first. I just figured since you are so good at what you do you would have figured this out too. I have about 10 examples in my hands I can send you if you like. I dont mean copies I mean the real thing, on albums and photos. OOOOOOOOOOooooooopppppps

Roger Epperson


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#20 REBUTTAL Owner of company

The Clash item is Authentic

AUTHOR: roger - (United States of America)

It's unfortunate that an authentic signed Clash sleeve was deemed not authentic.  RR Auction has sent me an apology letter for the error of the refund on this item.  You can contact me at anytime for the copy.  It is an authentic signed sleeve.  The person that deemed it not authentic was Mike Frost from PAAS who also does authenticating for ARA American Royal Arts (please check out 20/20 and Inside Edition to find out thier business tatics) And Stephen Koschal.  Enough said about the integrity of this guy.

Roger Epperson

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#21 General Comment

Roger Epperson is a hot head that need's help!

AUTHOR: Autograph Insider - (Virgin Islands (US))

Roger Eppersons (REAL) Mis-Authentication
Continue To Be Offered At R & R Auctions

RR Auction #346, Lot # 791, June 2009, The Clash, four signatures Pre-certified by Roger Epperson/Real along with the usual rubber stamped COA by RR Auction. RR Auction sold this album for $520.00

An informed collector, apparently who has more knowledge about rock and roll autographs than both Roger Epperson and RR Auction stated: "I have multiple signatures from all the band members in questions and this flat (album) looks to be as fake as the proverbial three dollar bill yet fully authenticated."

The collector sent an email to RR Auction about this forged album and here is their response.

"Thanks so much for your patience as I researched your concern further. The Clash LP, item 791 in our current June 346 (2009) auction came with good provenance and was approved by our authenticators. It was originally sold by Sothebys Amazon in the UK. This item was also reviewed and accepted as genuine by noted music autograph specialist Roger Epperson. As such, we stand behind this item with our life time money-back guarantee of authenticity. Best regards, Tricia Eaton."

It took until September for Trish Eaton to write the following, in part:".I am writing in response to the recent post regarding The Clash album we offered for sale in our June 2009 auction. Thanks to one of our astute and experienced customers concerns, we researched the signatures further. After re-evaluating the item, we finally came to the conclusion that the autographs were indeed not authentic.."

The album contained four autographs all authenticated as genuine by Roger Epperson. All four were determined found to be non authentic by a collector.

How can anyone who would like to have the autograph industry believe he is capable of authenticating autographs make four mistakes on one item? This factual story speaks for itself and Eppersons authenticating abilities. To make matters even worse, Eppersons recent attempt to get involved authenticating two signed books containing original art failed miserably.

Many feel it is an insult to the autograph community that Epperson continues to be utilized as an authenticator by RR Auction. 

Its becoming quite evident from the evidence above and another story on this website that if you have purchased any rock & roll signed item that comes with an Epperson/Real COA, you may want to have it reexamined by a professional.
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How is it that a so called expert can have items signed by artists spelled wrong ONLY ON HIS ITEMS???!!!!
Artist's change the spelling of their names JUST FOR HIS ITEMS???  Only on items offered through SSD?
Why do the auction houses tolerate this? Shouldn't they be held accountable for their reliance on individuals such as Roger Epperson and his authentication services??
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#22 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Roger Epperson aid many victums in autograph refunds

AUTHOR: roger - (United States of America)

Roger Epperson of Signed Sealed Delivered helps many people including Barry Stevens of the show 20/20 get refund on non authentic signed items.

 

Anyone who reads and belives the BS that Stephen Koschal, Jerry Gladstone of ARA, Todd Mueller or Mike Frost report on thier in line web site (which is where this report came from) should have thier hads examined.  They have all been proven as liars and crooks and are all trying to keep the infiltration of non authentic autographs into the consumers hands.  I Roger Epperson have devoted all my efforts to stop these criminals and thier bogus reports for the good of the autograph comunity.

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