The John Verzi Collection

John Verzi, pictured here with Glenda Jackson, was a long-time in-person collector who resided in Los Angeles. Beginning in the 1950s and continuing for more than four decades, he tracked down thousands of notables in all fields of achievement, occasionally accompanied by friends, and requested their autographs. Some of these autographs were on photographs, some on pages of old “Stars of the Photoplay” books, but primarily on approximately 24,000 index cards and album pages. He frequently noted the date the autograph was obtained on the back of the photo or index card. He was able to obtain signatures of numerous stars of the 1980s and 1990s at the outset of their careers, when they were flattered to be asked for their autograph and responded with legible signatures. I am pleased to announce that I have just acquired this peerless collection and will be posting it on this Web site over the coming months. Please watch for some unique and seldom-seen names.