Collecting Autographs – Through the Mail

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Hello everyone!  I hope you are having a great day and your candidate(s) won yesterday in the election.

Today we are going to chat about obtaining signatures through the mail.  A large number of celebrities sign through the mail and this can be a great way to obtain autograph.  Through the mail is especially good if you don’t live close to the celebrity or if they never visit the area in which you live.  The only downside with collecting autographs through the mail is the fact many famous people use autopens or ghostsigners.  It is important that you know that in advance and are prepared to compare the signature you get via the mail with one you know to be authentic.  You can almost always find samples of authentic autographs online.

Be Prepared to Lose it

Never send anything to a celebrity through the mail that you are not full prepared to lose.  Oftentimes even great signers are inconsistent in sending back the right item to the right fan or even returning the item at all.  It is generally considered a mistake to send anything of real value through the mail.  I can’t tell you how many horror stories I have heard about this.  So take heed!

Write a Good Letter

When writing to your celebrity of choice there are several things to remember.

1.   Keep your letter direct and to the point.  The people are very busy and don’t have time to read a three page, single spaced letter from you telling them about how much they mean to you.  A letter should never be more than one page.

2.   Compliment them, tell them you are a fan then ask for the autograph.  Keep short and sweet.

3.   Never send them more than two items to get signed.  Don’t be greedy and ruin it for your fellow collectors.

4.   Always include a (SASE) self-addressed stamped envelope

How to get Celebrity Addresses

There are a variety of websites out there that provide celebrity addresses.  It has been my experience that the best ones with the most current and up-to-date information are the pay sites which all in all are very reasonably priced.  Like any other website some are better than others.  I will be happy to offer website addresses that I recommend to anyone who asks.

If you have or know of a great celebrity address website feel to let me know and I will be happy to review it and let everyone else that reads the blog know if I think it’s good.

That is all for today everyone.  Thanks for reading and I will b back tomorrow with more fun information on our great hobby. 

Thanks – Steve

Todays Celebrity Address is Chubby Checker who is famous for the song “The Twist” and of course the dance craze with the same name.  His address is:

c/o Twisted Entertainment
320 Fayette St.
Conshohocken, PA 19428

 If you are interested please check out by EBay store:

http://stores.ebay.com/CALIFORNIA-AUTOGRAPHS?_rdc=1

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