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08-25-2011, 05:04 PM #1
Pawn Stars, John Reznikoff Becomes A Falling StarWere the people at Pawn Stars one of the last to know about John Reznikoff and his past authenticating autographs? Did they not do their homework? Did they not know this is the same John Reznikoff who participated in the sale of 7/8 million dollars worth of forged John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe autographs? We are still trying to find just one of the approximately 150 investors who got a refund after purchasing the forgeries. Reznikoff, imitating an autograph authenticating expert made a recent major blunder on the television program Pawn Stars. A woman brought in a manuscript for the movie The Godfather which contained a full page inscription signed “AL”. She was hoping all the handwriting and signature was by the hand of Al Pacino. Many in this hobby believe anyone with the slightest knowledge of Pacino’s handwriting would instantly know that the handwriting was not Pacino’s. Todd Muller of Todd Mueller Autographs broke the story exposing this most notable blunder which is now the talk of the International autograph community. Although this latest Reznikoff blunder in front of millions of viewers is laughable at a minimum it has serious consequences. We have been advised by someone in the legal system about the seriousness created by this inexcusable mistake. It leads to one question...John Reznikoff of University Archives holds himself as an autograph expert and as an expert witness. He has testified in court claiming to ne an expert witness. In all the cases John Reznikoff has participated, if they were criminal trials and convictions were based on his testimony then those convictions can now be placed in question and even overturned. Autographalert.com contacted Pawn Stars for a statement. Carmine who is their executive assistant stated how shocked they were to discover Reznikoff’s mistake in authenticating. He wanted it known that Pawn Stars does not chose the “experts” who appear on the program. He stated the people at The History Channel are responsible for Reznikoff’s appearance. It has to be one of the worst days in the life of any authenticator who would make such a blunder in front of millions of viewers who have witnessed first hand such incompetence. Collectors must be very cautious when bidding at auction where the services of Reznikoff were used for authentication. He is on the staff of PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentication) and believe it or not still authenticating presidential material for RR Auctions including items thought to be signed by John F. Kennedy.
this is interesting-who watches pawn stars?
08-25-2011, 05:20 PM #2
The problem is and always was with that site is that its unreliable. The two examples of JSA items at the end of the page are not even from JSA. None of JSA's holograms are on the two documents and the guy who runs that site always has had a vendetta against PSA and JSA
08-26-2011, 06:31 PM #3
08-28-2011, 07:59 AM #4
Since I've watched every episode and remembering this one especially. The so called authenticator just went by john and didn't mention any of his credentials. Seemed like the guys couldn't get their regulars in