3 The pursuit of hobby offers WORLD OF HOBBIESThe pursuit of hobby offersEnjoymentEducationCompanionship with othersof similar interestRelaxing diversion andPassive income
4 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
5 Autograph as an hobby A hobby that fascinates both young & old Autographs of legendary personalities are precious possession for those who admire themProbably the most personal thing that one person can give is his/her signatureIt costs nothingFastest growing hobby in the worldHold history in your hands
6 Why collect autographs It is a hobby of great educational values, gives mental reliefIt broadens mind and teaches the collector history of one’s own countryThe hobby not only brings the collector in contact with great personalities but also enlarges one’s circle of friends having common interest
7 What should be Collected Autographs ofFilm starsCricketers and SportspersonsNobel laureatesHead of State/ CountryRoyaltyArt/ Music ArtistsIndustrialistsScientistsOthers like Singers, Models, Authors etc.
18 How to StartCollectors generally start with signatures of the notables of their localities and there after of the NationSome can collect signatures of any and every celebrities who comes their ways
19 How to collect autograph Signatures can be collected onAutograph Book or Autograph CardPhotographFirst Day Covers, Special Covers, SketchesCartoons and BooksCDs, Bats, Balls, Cap etc.
20 How to increase your collection By collecting in personBy letter writingBy exchangeBy purchaseBy joining Autograph Collectors Club of India
21 Valuation of Autograph Six basic features that determine value :celebritycontentrarityconditionmedium anddateNote : 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 NameSIGDSALSSPAdolf Hitler15002250Rare2500Dalai Lama75160200100M K Gandhi5501200ScareMother Teresa125250275Key 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
23 Advice to new collector Never cut an AutographNever stick AutographsNever laminate AutographsAvoid taking Autographs on both sideKeep a record of all your collections
24 Now what are you waiting for? Make up your mind and start collecting autographs from todayIt 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?Where to get addresses of celebrities?Guidance to collect AutographFor more information, write or contact :Autograph Collectors Club of IndiaShree Sadan, 26 P.K. Tagore Street,KolkataPhone :Website :
26 Autograph Collectors Club of India (Regd.) The main aims and objects :To promote and guide the study of AutographsTo organise exhibitions of AutographsTo check the authenticity of AutographsTo help the collectors get addresses of celebritiesThe annual membership fee is Rs. 100 andLife membership is Rs. 1,000.