Useful Links

I have compiled a selection of useful websites that can help you build your own collection or offer more information on certain subjects related to collecting autographs both in person and through the mail. Please let me know if you think something is missing here.

Resources for building your own collection:
  • StarTiger is probably the most important website for you if you want to start collecting autographs through the mail. The site lists over 450,000 (!) celebrities with current addresses and thousands of responses from other members of the page: startiger.com
  • The ‘TTM Tuesday’ column on Mike the Fan Boy offers a weekly selection of tested mailing addresses: mikethefanboy.com
  • Spotlight is the most reliable website to look up British actors and their agencies: spotlight.com
Is it real?

If you plan on building your own collection, I suggest some beginner’s advice on how to spot a fake autograph: hpb.com

If you are unsure about whether an autograph is real or not, go to Is it real? (autograph-market.com/isitreal), brought to you by Markus Brandes and Rolf Ramseier. Find out if your autograph was ‘signed’ by an autopen machine or by a secretary, is pre-printed or even a stamped signature. Take a look at their ‘forgery news’ section to find interesting articles about autograph fraud.

Buying autographs?

Make sure you only buy from reputable sellers! Please check out RACC Trusted for a list of trusted sellers: racctrusted.com

A few reputable autograph dealers I have bought from myself are:

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Notable Autograph Collections
  • Worldwide Autographs by Luciano Tedde: Check out my friend Luciano’s amazing autograph collection (more than 5,000 pieces!) – make sure you take a look at his many rare signatures from the stars of the Silent film era! luciano-autographs.ch
  • Autographen der Schweiz (for Swiss autographs): autographenderschweiz.ch/
  • Sabine Ingold has an impressive collection of over 5,000 signatures: autogramm-sammlung.ch/
  • The «Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Autographensammler» publishes a magazine (in German), which is published four times a year and covers various fields of interest related to collecting autographs. Take a look: ada1986.de/
Consignments

A great – although pricey – way of obtaining (personalised) autographs from rare signers (who do not usually respond to through-the-mail requests) are consignment services. Here is a selection of reliable companies that get your items signed at conventions or conduct private signings with various celebrities. I have had good experiences with them and can confirm that they will always go out of their way to have celebrities sign your items exactly the way you want them:

  • CPA Authentics offer a professional consignment service and autograph presales for the several events they attend throughout the year: cpaauthentics.com
  • OfficialPix: Be warned – they are not cheap! But they are professional and reliable, and they work with some of the biggest names in showbiz and attend some of the most exciting conventions: officialpix.com
  • You will find several great items in the Zobie Productions shop, but they also offer a good selection of private signings with celebrities. Orders often even include a short video message by the celebrity as they are signing your photo: shopzobie.com
  • Full Empire Promotions: Not only can you order autographs via their private-signing pre-orders, but you may also request a personalised video message from some of your favourite celebrities! fullempirepromotions.com
  • Celebrity Authentics: If you want to get your hands on some genuine autographed memorabilia from film and entertainment’s biggest celebrities, this is where you need to look. They offer private signings with stars such as Uma Thurman, Al Pacino or Margot Robbie. Of course, everything comes at a (admittedly rather high) price; however, if you’re after an authentic signature of some of the rarest signers out there, take a look at their store and their upcoming private signings! celebrityauthentics.com
  • Outer Haven Signature Services by Bryan Kiefer – one of the best for conventions in the US! facebook.com/OuterHavenSS/
  • One of the oldest (and least expensive!) conventions in the US is The Hollywood Show! Todd Fulkerson (Todd’s Autograph Arena) offers a top-notch consignment service for their events: facebook.com/toddsautographarena/
  • If you are looking for consignment services in the UK, check out 237 Signings237signings.com
  • The German Comic Con Pre-Order service lets you order some wonderful autographs that will be obtained on your behalf on different conventions in Europe. They also cover several Showmasters events (e.g. London Film & Comic Con): germancomiccon.com/send-in/
  • Omar Elkalyoubie’s Signature Service mainly covers conventions and events in Florida and obtains autographs on your behalf: facebook.com/SignatureService1