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1 Presentation on Hobbies By Santosh Kumar Lahoti Founder : Autograph Collectors Club of India & Limca Book of Records holder

2 Hobby is for Health & Hobby is for Happiness

3 WORLD OF HOBBIES WORLD OF HOBBIES The pursuit of hobby offers Enjoyment Enjoyment Education Education Companionship with others Companionship with others of similar interest of similar interest Relaxing diversion and Relaxing diversion and Passive income Passive income

4 Meaning of an Autograph Meaning of an Autograph Any piece of hand-written material is counted as an Autograph- a single word or thousands. And it does not even have to be signed Any piece of hand-written material is counted as an Autograph- a single word or thousands. And it does not even have to be signed

5 Autograph as an hobby A hobby that fascinates both young & old A hobby that fascinates both young & old Autographs of legendary personalities are precious possession for those who admire them Autographs of legendary personalities are precious possession for those who admire them Probably the most personal thing that one person can give is his/her signature Probably the most personal thing that one person can give is his/her signature It costs nothing It costs nothing Fastest growing hobby in the world Fastest growing hobby in the world Hold history in your hands Hold history in your hands

6 Why collect autographs Why collect autographs It is a hobby of great educational values, gives mental relief It is a hobby of great educational values, gives mental relief It broadens mind and teaches the collector history of ones own country It broadens mind and teaches the collector history of ones own country The hobby not only brings the collector in contact with great personalities but also enlarges ones circle of friends having common interest The hobby not only brings the collector in contact with great personalities but also enlarges ones circle of friends having common interest

7 What should be Collected Autographs of Film stars Film stars Cricketers and Sportspersons Cricketers and Sportspersons Nobel laureates Nobel laureates Head of State/ Country Head of State/ Country Royalty Royalty Art/ Music Artists Art/ Music Artists Industrialists Industrialists Scientists Scientists Others like Singers, Models, Authors etc. Others like Singers, Models, Authors etc.

8 SHAH RUKH KHAN (ACTOR)

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10 SACHIN TENDULKAR (SPORTS)

11 SOURAV GANGULY (SPORTS)

12 HRITHIK ROSHAN (ACTOR)

13 MAHATAMA GANDHIS SIGNATURE IN NINE DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

14 AISHWARYA RAI & ARJUN RAMPAL (ACTOR)

15 CHANDRA SEKHAR (EX-PRIME MINISTER)

16 KAMAL HASAN (ACTOR)

17 RATAN TATA (INDUSTRALIST)

18 How to Start How to Start Collectors generally start with signatures of the notables of their localities and there after of the Nation Collectors generally start with signatures of the notables of their localities and there after of the Nation Some can collect signatures of any and every celebrities who comes their ways Some can collect signatures of any and every celebrities who comes their ways

19 How to collect autograph How to collect autograph Signatures can be collected on Autograph Book or Autograph Card Autograph Book or Autograph Card Photograph Photograph First Day Covers, Special Covers, Sketches First Day Covers, Special Covers, Sketches Cartoons and Books Cartoons and Books CDs, Bats, Balls, Cap etc. CDs, Bats, Balls, Cap etc.

20 How to increase your collection How to increase your collection By collecting in person By collecting in person By letter writing By letter writing By exchange By exchange By purchase By purchase By joining Autograph Collectors Club of India By joining Autograph Collectors Club of India

21 Valuation of Autograph Six basic features that determine value : celebrity celebrity content content rarity rarity condition condition medium and medium and date date Note : There are only six known autographs of Shakespeare and if ever came available to the market, it would probably achieve over £2 million Note : There are only six known autographs of Shakespeare and if ever came available to the market, it would probably achieve over £2 million

22 PRICING THE PERSONALITIES Key to abbreviations: Sig: Single signature in ink; DS: Document signed; ALS: Autographed letter signed; SP: Signed photograph Figures in US dollars Source: The Official Autograph Collectors Price Guide NameSIGDSALSSP Adolf Hitler Rare2500 Dalai Lama M K Gandhi Scare Mother Teresa125250Rare275

23 Advice to new collector Advice to new collector Never cut an Autograph Never cut an Autograph Never stick Autographs Never stick Autographs Never laminate Autographs Never laminate Autographs Avoid taking Autographs on both side Avoid taking Autographs on both side Keep a record of all your collections Keep a record of all your collections

24 Now what are you waiting for? Make up your mind and start collecting autographs from today Make up your mind and start collecting autographs from today It will give you immense happiness and joy It will give you immense happiness and joy

25 Autograph Collectors Club of India is to answer all your queries like How to write request letter for Autograph? How to write request letter for Autograph? Where to get addresses of celebrities? Where to get addresses of celebrities? Guidance to collect Autograph Guidance to collect Autograph For more information, write or contact : Autograph Collectors Club of India Shree Sadan, 26 P.K. Tagore Street, Kolkata Phone : Website :

26 Autograph Collectors Club of India (Regd.) The main aims and objects : To promote and guide the study of Autographs To promote and guide the study of Autographs To organise exhibitions of Autographs To organise exhibitions of Autographs To check the authenticity of Autographs To check the authenticity of Autographs To help the collectors get addresses of celebrities To help the collectors get addresses of celebrities The annual membership fee is Rs. 100 and Life membership is Rs. 1,000.

27 Happy Collecting ! Thank you


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