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Ten Tips When Looking For Original Autographs

By Simon Moore

Ten Tips When Looking For Original Autographs

Autographs are great things to collect and they look amazing when they’re displayed in your house. Some collectors go for many different original autographs from many different celebrities while others choose to collect just one type of autograph, either sports memorabilia or autographs from one person. No matter how you collect autographs, they are sure to capture the imagination and are usually passed down to generations.

When you collect autographs, you should ensure that the ones in your collection are originals. Replicas might look nice, but they’re not the same as authentic autographs. The best way to buy autographs or sports memorabilia is through a reputable dealer. Dealers like this will provide the original certificate of authenticity and will often provide evidence of exactly how the autographs were collected. Always look at the condition of the piece because autograph copies are typically printed on cheap, low quality paper.

Autographs are a great thing to collect and look amazing when displayed in your home. Some people like to collect different original autographs from many different people. Other collectors will focus on one type of autograph either sport memorabilia or autographs from one particular person. Whatever way you choose to collect autographs they capture the imagination and are often passed from one generation to another. Look at the condition of autograph. Autograph copies are printed on low quality paper, producing overall poor quality.

If you want to be sure you’re buying original autographs, you’d be best off steering clear of auction sites because many of the products sold in this arena are fake. Of course, not every autograph sold on auction sites are fakes, but the real ones tend to get lost amongst the many autographs that are sold there. Don’t assume, just because a seller has a high feedback score, that he is selling original autographs.

Whenever possible, buy in person autographs. These are originals and will fetch the most money because there is no doubt of their authenticity. These autographs are personally signed by the celebrity in front of another person. The best way to be sure you get an authentic autograph of your favorite celebrity is to collect it yourself. Hunting for autographs can be a lot of fun.

If you start a collection of autographs, be sure you write down exactly when and where you received the original autographs. This information can be used in the future to prove authenticity. Even though letters of authenticity are essential, if an autograph looks like a fake, it probably is. The letter of authenticity should be just as old as the original autograph and not written by the seller. When looking at an autograph, the letter must be authentic or the autograph will be worthless.

Another way to tell which autographs are originals and which ones are fakes is researching autographs. Doing a little bit or research on the background history of a celebrity’s autograph that you’re thinking of buying will help. People often try to sell autographs that are laser printed even though the star died years before this technology was developed. You won’t be able to be tricked into believing something even if you really want to believe it if you use your common sense.

Want to find out more about original autographs, then visit Simon Moore’s site on how to choose the best authentic signed collectables .

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