Autograph Collecting

Posts related to the hobby of collecting autographs

Autograph Dealers – 6 Tips On Finding Good Ones

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Autograph Collecting, Featured | 0 comments

If you are a collector of autographs, you have certainly, at some point, had to face up to the sad reality that the market is super-saturated with unscupulous autograph dealers, and finding authentic autographs takes time, expertise and experience. For a new collector (and even a fairly experienced one) it can be quite frustrating to dig through the insanity that is the online autograph marketplace and find good, honest autograph dealers that believe in what they are doing, and only wish to sell authentic items. Few things are less fun for an autograph collector than to have a...

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A Study In Signatures – The Autographs Of The Sherlock Holmes Actors Of The Basil Rathbone And Nigel Bruce Film Series

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in Autograph Collecting, Featured, Silver Screen Stars | 2 comments

  A Study In Signatures   The Sherlock Holmes actors of the Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce film series made up one of the most quirky and interesting group of characters in any similar film series of the era.  In 1939 20th Century Fox filmed what would become the first of 14 Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone as the inimitable private detective and Nigel Bruce filling the role of Dr. Watson.  “The Hound of The Baskervilles” was an instant success and the studio quickly went into production of a follow up film “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”, both set...

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The Signatures Of Charles Dickens

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Autograph Collecting, Featured | 0 comments

The below article was taken from an old edition of the Strand magazine featuring a study of the signatures of Charles Dickens.  This is a wonderful study in the various examples of Dickens’ signature across his lifetime.  It features many excellent examples of his signature and some interesting photos as well.   This article is a great example of the variety of ways a person may sign their name and how it evolves over the span of their life.  Knowing these variations and when to look for them is an important factor in determining autograph authenticity.  We hope you...

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Could This Be The Signature of the Famous William Shakespeare?

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012 in Autograph Collecting, Featured | 0 comments

                    If so, it could be a find of major historical significance.  Not that signatures of the (arguably) greatest playwright and literary figure in history do not exist, it’s just that they are extremely scarce.  How scarce you ask?  Well, there are only 6 known examples in the world, which typically categorizes it as the most valuable autograph in the world, with any example being appraised in the range of millions of dollars to priceless. This example would be only the 7th if it turns out to be...

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A Short Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Famous Signatures and Celebrity Autographs

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Autograph Collecting | 0 comments

  The hobby of collecting the autographs or signatures of famous people has been a source of enjoyment to countless collectors over the centuries. Each collector has his or her own reasons for collecting, and whether to own a piece history or simply possess a few strokes of ink from a certain celebrity’s pen, the autograph collector is committed to his hobby. Yet, in the digital age, where we have nearly unlimited access to many fine items to add to our collection, there comes with it an increased opportunity to be duped by a clever forgery. There are many tools a wise...

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Welcome to Famous!

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Autograph Collecting | 0 comments

  Hello and welcome to Famous  This site is designed to provide enthusiasts, collectors and anyone else who may be interested, a resource for example signatures of famous people from all areas of notoriety.  As an avid collector there is nothing more frustrating than the inundation of fake autographs on the internet choking the life out of this respectable hobby.  Unless you are a learned signature expert it can be downright difficult to determine the authenticity of an item you may be thinking of purchasing.  However, there are ways for the non-expert to...

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