UACC President Michael Hecht's Message, January / February 2017.

 

NEWS

As most of you know we are again publishing the Pen & Quill in magazine form. Our hope is to publish it each season  Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Those of you who wish to receive our magazine will need to renew ASAP as the Spring issue is now being produced and will be sent to members in good standing. Any questions can contact al@uacc.org.

APPRAISALS AND AUTHENTICATION

We get alot of email requesting either autograph appraisals or authentications. UACC policy is such that we will render the occasional opinion on the genuiness of an autograph based on signature patterns for MEMBERS ONLY. Others will be refered to experts we respect and recommend. This goes for appraisals as well. We are not a free service for non-members.

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

The UACC is always looking for volunteers to help with the work to keep autograph collectors informed as to what is going on. If you have the time and would like to help, please contact Al Wittnebert at al@uacc.org.

PEN & QUILL

The Pen & Quill's are available on our cloud by for those of you that are members in good standing. For the most current and past issues you need to log on to our cloud using the access code we provide you upon your dues renewal ao new membership. All our issues will feature some useful information for collectors and dealers alike. If you are not yet registered to access our cloud and the Pen & Quills it contains, contact Al Wittnebert at al@uacc.org. New Pen & Quill available NOW on our cloud.

UACC's POSITION

Over the years the UACC has been dragged in to controversial issues which I believe hurt the club and membership as a whole. Our new Board of Directors has taken the approach that we are an educational organization and our mission and our goal is to educate the autograph collector so they may make an educated purchase or acquisition. In truth we don't care who sold what to whom or who said what to whom. We are not a police force. Our realm is that of our membership to who we serve. We can not solve the world's problems or take sides in any petty disputes. We do require all members adhere to UACC Code of Ethics as well as our policies and By-Laws.