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1. What is the importance of Hobby in our life?
2. What is the meaning of an Autograph?
3. Why to collect Autograph?
4. What should be collected in Autographs?
5. What are the types of Autographs other than the originals?
6. How to get Autographs?
7. How to keep your Autograph collection?
8. Do you know that Autograph collection can give you Pleasure and Profit?
9. What are the criteria that decide the rarity and value of Autographs?
10. What are the abbreviations often used in Autograph collecting?
11. What is Graphology-the science of Autograph analysis?
Q. What is the importance of Hobby in our life?

It is rightly said that men are rational animals. The almighty has endowed us with mind, intellect and body. All of them have immense capacity to perform and produce creative art and innovative science. This in turn also gives the birth to many hobbies which can be classified as Performing and Possessive Hobbies.

Performing hobbies are those which require personal performing involvement e.g. dancing, painting, singing, playing musical instruments etc.

Possessive hobbies constitute collection of material things like stamps, coins, medals, tokens, autographs etc.

From the above it is clear that possessive hobbies do not require any personal performing involvement and hence the effort of the collector remains as a collection even after his death.

Both types of Hobbies have a great importance in our lives. It gives us relaxation from the boredom, stress and monotony from doing the same thing daily again and again in our profession and day to day life. Nowadays our daily life has become a photocopy of the previous day. Hobby takes us out from our routine mundane life and gives us pleasure and happiness. It gives us intellectual and emotional satisfaction.

Just as hobby gives happiness, it also boosts good health. In the latter age many people feel void and vacumed as they have no activity to keep themselves occupied. And this invites some diseases which ultimately bring early end to their lives. Hobby keeps them occupied, active and energetic. And this in turn gives them health and longitivity. My slogan for the life is - Hobby is for Health & Hobby is for Happiness.

Q. What is the meaning of an Autograph?

The word 'autograph' is made of two Greek words 'auto' and 'graphos' and it means 'self-writing'. Anything written by oneself is an autograph be it a single word or many words and does not have to be signed. Thus signature is certainly a form of autograph. But autograph does not necessarily mean only signature.

Just as hobby of collecting Stamps is called Philately, collecting of coins is called Numismatics, collecting match-labels is called Phillumeny, the hobby of collecting autographs is known as Philography which means love of writing.

Autograph includes letters, documents and manuscripts written or signed by the notable and distinguished personalities. Many a time these letters, documents and manuscripts form a base of history and literature. They are the most intimate relics of the great celebrities.

Letters sometimes tell us about the character and attitude of the person towards life. I have seen a letter in which a request was made to Mahatma Gandhi to give his autograph. In the margin of this letter, his Personal Assistant had written the remarks that 'Bapu' is a 'Pakka Bania' (Businessman). He does not give his autograph to any one free of cost. Please donate Rs. 5 to Harijan Seva Fund first and then ask for the autograph. Mr. Morarji Desai, former Prime Minister of India was not giving his autographs if a person is not wearing Khadi. However in some cases I have seen that he was insisting that a person should take a vow in writing that he shall wear Khadi and then he was giving his autograph below the vow of that person.

It is difficult to imagine since when and how this hobby of Autograph collection has started. But it must have an origin in the possessing and preserving instinct of men who are rational and emotional human beings. They must have liked to possess and preserve the written expression or message of love and wisdom from their loved and respected ones.

We do see even now that students when they depart from their colleges do take autographs of their friends and professors in albums or notebooks just to preserve and cherish in future the memories of their happy college days. The disciples do take blessings from their masters and preserve them. When this desire of getting and preserving the written message is extended to the wider scope it forms the hobby of autograph collection, in which the collectors with a view to get the autographs, approach the personalities who have achieved some goal in their life and has made a landmark in the history giving inspirations to so many people.

Q. Why to collect Autograph?

Autograph collection is one of the most stimulating of all hobbies. More and more collectors are discovering the thrill and magic of this hobby. According to the recognized autograph expert and leading author in the field, Charles Hamilton over 2,000,000 people in the world collect autographs and manuscripts with more than 20,000 newcomers joining the hobby each year.

In India also after the formation of the Autograph Collectors Club, Kolkata the number of autograph collectors is increasing.

It's a hobby that has the base of appreciating the achievements of celebrities. In no other field of collecting you can make such close friendship with the people who have changed the course of history and arts. In a way, autograph collecting is a doorway into the biography of history.

An autograph is all about 'An individual personified'. They are rarest of all collectibles and are abstracts of a person captured by ink & paper. One can say autographs are like painting, poetry & music all blended together for they speak of a person's life & times through the silent strokes. The complete phenomenon of getting an autograph happens within a few minutes but for those few moments both the admirer & the star get connected with each other and that's what makes this a totally different experience from any other hobby.

Hobby of autograph collection has a great educational value too. It teaches us the history of our country. Autographs of our Indian National Leaders and Freedom Fighters remind us of the great sacrifice that they have made in achieving the Independence of India. Autographs of Recipients of Bharat Ratna Awards, Dada Saheb Phalke Awards, Jnanpith Awards and Magsaysay Awards bring before our eyes their great achievements. Thus this hobby brings us in contact with the great personalities who are making the landmarks in the history by their remarkable achievements. This in turn gives an inspiration to all of us to keep such high goals and make achievements like these celebrities.

Autographs are available on different objects and when they are acquired on different items, their art and design are the great sources of happiness. Nowadays almost every youngster owns an autograph book, and with efforts & dedication they do manage to adorn their autograph book with the signatures of their idols from cricketers to actors to writers, singers & so on. For younger generation collecting autograph can be a very rewarding hobby too. Not only do they get inspired by their idols, but the efforts, put up in getting the autograph, give a sense of achievement to them. This can be very well seen when they are showing their collection to their friends.

Autographs have a sentimental value too. They are really the 'Frozen moments' in time. They always give us the 'feel' and warmth of the person whose autographs we have obtained in person or by personal contact.

Q. What should be collected in Autographs?

In India the hobby of Autograph collection is gradually getting a momentum. At present most of the collectors are signature collectors. They start with collecting the signatures of those who have been made more popular by media like cinema, TV and newspapers. Hence cricketers, sport personalities, film stars, film personalities and TV artists are the personalities much sought forth for signatures by the collectors. Next category of attraction is of politicians whose signatures are usually obtained by the collectors.

Hence one should collect the autographs that interest him. There are so many varied fields that one's choice is almost unlimited.

But the best way to collect is to concentrate on some specific subject or theme. In this book I have tried to present as many themes as possible for the guidance of the collectors. It is always better to build theme wise autograph collection. Instead of collecting signatures of any and every celebrity who comes our way, it is better to concentrate on any specialized subject or theme. Such thematic collection would be appreciated by all who get the opportunity to view it and that in turn gives encouragement and happiness to those who collect them. A few examples are as under:

  1. Collecting signatures of Presidents/Prime Ministers of India
  2. Collecting signatures of Indian Cricketers and Sport personalities
  3. Collecting signatures of Indian Film Stars and Film personalities
  4. Collecting signatures on Philately First Day/Special Covers related to the achievements of celebrities
  5. Collecting signatures on Book covers/CD Covers
  6. Collecting signatures on Photographs

Whatever fields of collecting are chosen, one thing is very clearly experienced that the interest and enthusiasm of the collector grows and increases with every new acquisition.

The signatures of the same celebrity in different languages or signatures taken at different times and at different locations also can be collected. Many a time they are different. A signature given at home while sitting at ease is different than the signature given at the airport or at a function in a great hurry. If such signatures are put to gather and studied then new light can be thrown on the life of the relevant personality. I have tried to put as many signatures as possible with the photo of the celebrity in this book. One can see signatures of Mahatma Gandhi, Morarji Desai, Indira Gandhi and many others in different languages and forms.

Apart from only the signatures, autographs include letters, documents and manuscripts too. Hence, all these are important and value-added items for autograph collectors.

In letters, content of the letter, condition of the letter, date of the letter and addressee of the letter definitely become the deciding factors for making it more desirable and valuable.

Q. What are the types of Autographs other than the originals?

Due to the widespread ever increasing demand for celebrity autographs all over the world, many times Stamped Autographs, Pre-printed Autographs, Autopen Autographs, Secretarial Autographs and Fake Autographs are made available to the collectors. However this issue is not that very serious with the Indian celebrities. But still it is worthwhile to know about such types.

Stamped Autographs:
The "stamped" signature is a rubber stamp on a photo, usually evident by a fuzzy thickness of the autograph lines from beginning to end, and sometimes a smudge on the photo.

Pre-Printed Autographs:
This is a new trend that has been developed now. Here the celebrity signs his one photograph and then the same is produced in mass. Thus the 'Pre-Printed' autographed photo is a copy of an autographed photo. Nowadays many autographs received via mail are mostly 'Pre-Printed' The collectors can identify this variety by using the magnifying glass with light.

Since preprinted signatures are part of the photo, the autograph usually appears to be below the surface gloss of the picture. To test, hold the photo at an angle to a light source. It can be detected if you shine a bright light on it, and bend the photo slightly. A real signature appears to float above a glossy photo, while a pre-printed signature looks flat. By using this device it will be known that the autograph is a printed one and is a part of the photograph.

A real signature is on top of the photo and will have a different level of reflectivity compared to the rest of the picture. The glare of a preprinted signature will blend right in with the photo.

Autopen Autographs:
These types of Autopen autographs are not that relevant to Indian conditions. But still it is worth to know its use and functioning.

It is very much known that the celebrities are usually very busy and it is very difficult for them to spare time for signing autographs. Hence a mechanical device which is known as Autopens is found out. These devices sign identical autographs quickly and accurately. Autopen Autographs can be recognized and identified by close study and by comparing the same with other original facsimile autographs.

As initial indicative guidelines, it can be said that Autopen autographs usually appear to be shaky because the autopen machine sometimes vibrates when it signs. On some occasion, with an autopen, there will also be abrupt starts and stops to the signature.

Secretarial Autographs:
Just like Autopen autographs, Secretarial autographs are also not in vogue in India. It is only given here for the information of the collector.

In some cases, celebrities do authorize their 'Secretaries' to sign on their behalf. This relieves their burden of signing many autographs themselves. However the "Secretarial" autographs are difficult to detect as they are coming from the original source. This type of Secretarial Autographs can be distinguished from the original autographs signed by the celebrities themselves by referring the original facsimiles given in some reference book, publication or from the websites of some reputed dealers.

Fake Autographs:
This is a very sad facet of this hobby. For unscrupulous people this is an easy method of making money through fake and forged autographs. The collectors should be careful while purchasing the autographs. If at all they have to purchase the autographs to complete their thematic subjects, they should purchase the same from a reputed or UACC approved dealers only.

During his pursuit of autograph collection, a collector will come across all the above types of autographs which are other than the originals. But he will find that these are merely a few more of the pitfalls and hurdles which help to make the pursuit more exciting.

Q. How to get Autographs?

Hobby of autograph collection is interesting and thrilling one. Once you are into this hobby, the first thing that comes before our mind is how to get the autographs of celebrities?

Following are the ways of collecting autographs.

  1. Autographs can be obtained in person.
  2. Autographs can be obtained by mail.
  3. Autographs can be obtained in exchange from other collectors.
  4. Autographs can be obtained as gifts from the friends and fellow-collectors.
  5. Autographs can be purchased from the reputed dealers

Let us understand this important facet of the hobby in details.

(1) Autographs of the celebrity can be obtained in person. People who collect autographs would go any distance to get a signature from their favorite star. For them an effort to collect an autograph from their favorite personalities is an effort to enrich themselves. In fact, some people collect autographs because they feel that they have an association with legends. It gives them an all time high happiness to acquire an autograph from a legendary personality. It also gives them pride and pleasure to be with their beloved celebrity for a few moments. To be nearer to someone like the famous Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan is considered a matter of pride and a memorable moment.

Hence whenever we get an opportunity to meet a celebrity, we can politely approach him and request him personally for the autograph.

The probable chances of meeting them are at the airports, at hotels where they stay or at functions which they attend. But nowadays because of the tight security arrangements for many of the celebrities, it sometimes becomes very difficult to approach them. If personally it is not possible to approach the celebrities at these places, one should develop friendships with some resourceful persons who are at the airports, hotels or at the functions. They can be of some help for getting the autographs of celebrities.

(2) A very important way to get autographs is by mail. It is one of the thrilling facets of autograph collecting. For people like us, without wealth, contacts and connections, this is the best way to acquire fabulous autographs from renowned celebrities.

It works as under:

Firstly, find out the mailing address of the favorite celebrity. This can be obtained from magazines or from the internet search. There are books like Who's Who in India or many other yearbook publications who carry the addresses of the celebrities. We can obtain the addresses from the Autograph Collectors Club of India, Kolkata.

Secondly, we have to write a polite and simple letter to the celebrity stating that you are his fan and admire his achievements. At the end we have to request politely to have his autograph to cherish as a memory. It is better to write something personal in the letter. Why do we like the celebrity? What achievement of his is highly appreciable? This type of feedback in the letter is helpful to them. Popular celebrities don't have time to respond to every letter. Only the best are responded. Hence we should see that our letter gets into that best category.

Some general guidelines on manners and etiquette are as under:

  1. If your handwritings are good you can write the letter. A good handwritten letter does carry a weight to show to the celebrity that you have made an extra effort and devoted the time to write a letter.
  2. If a typed letter is to be sent then, instead of using some fancy fonts, some simple and readable fonts may be used in letter.
  3. We should never use a stereotyped letter where we only change the name of the celebrity. It does not have any respectful sentimental touch. The celebrity would feel that request to him is one of the many requests to different personalities. Under these circumstances there are less chances of receiving the positive response.
  4. We should be careful about the spelling of celebrity's name. It should be rightly written. We should also see that there are no grammatical mistakes in the body of the letter.
  5. Please see that our letter is very short and sweet. We should remember that celebrities do receive hundreds of letters everyday. And it will be too harsh to expect that they will be able to read all the letters. If our letter is short, it may get a chance of celebrity's glance. And in many long letters, our short letter requesting the autographs may be rewarded by the celebrity. We should understand that the celebrities do live very busy lives. They have to fulfill duties and responsibilities on so many fronts.
  6. The content of the letter is also very important. While writing a letter we can write something about celebrity's achievements which we have liked and which have been appreciated by all. Or else we can wish him on his birthday or on his assuming a post or on his successful achievement in his career. Such letters have great probabilities of response.
  7. We should be very humble and polite while requesting for the autographs.” I will be highly grateful if the enclosed card or photo is autographed for my collection” or “Sir, would you please autograph the attached card for my collection? “…. would make a lot of difference.
  8. Please see that correct postage stamps are affixed on both the covers i.g on the cover addressed to celebrity and the self addressed stamped cover which we are to put into celebrity's cover.
  9. We should be very particular and meticulous in all aspects. We should remember that little things do count and even minor mistakes mar our bonafide and credibility.

Following are the two sample specimens of the letters to be addressed to the celebrities. The collectors should make appropriate changes as and when required.

Specimen letter 1

Praful Thakkar (Your name)
34, Janvishram Socirty, Behaind Sahjanand College, Ahmedabad 380 015. (Your address)
Date 15th August, 2006

Respected Sir,

I am a serious autograph collector and am building up a collection of autographs of the most famous people of our time.

I will be highly grateful if you would kindly autograph the enclosed card/photo for my collection. It will be my source of happiness and inspiration.

For your convenience and ease, a self addressed stamped envelope is sent herewith for your kind and early response.

With kind regards,

Praful Thakkar

Celebrity's name & address

Specimen letter 2

Praful Thakkar (Your name)
34, Janvishram Socirty, Behaind Sahjanand College, Ahmedabad 380 015. (Your address)
Date 15-12-2006

Dear Sir,

This is to introduce myself as a serious autograph collector.
I am a great admirer of your achievement which has made the landmark in the history.

It is my humble request to your good self to please send me your autographed photo for my collection and oblige.

For your convenience in replying, I am enclosing herewith stamped, self addressed envelope.

Kindly accept my gratitude and thanks for the same in advance.

Respectfully yours,

Praful Thakkar

Celebrity's name & address

Thirdly, we must enclose a SASE-Self Addressed Stamped Envelope so that the celebrity has just to sign a card or a photo and put it into SASE to return it to us. Many celebrities respond to this type of autograph request. It is one of the ways by which celebrities keep in touch with their fan base. We must remember that without SASE our chances to get any response are dim.

Fourthly, we should write letters to as many celebrities as possible. If we write to more, we have a better chance to receive the responses from more celebrities. We should remember that every receipt of an autograph is a great source of happiness. I may add that I was, and sometimes even now am, writing letters to ten celebrities everyday for autographs. And even at this age of 66 years, when I receive an autograph in post, my joy knows no bounds. I have received many autographs in mail. To name a few are of President K. R. Narayanan, President R.Venkataraman, President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former Reserve Bank Governor Bimal Jalan, eminent businessmen B K Birla, Rahul Bajaj and Ratan Tata, Conqueror of Mt. Everest Edmund Hillary and Ms. Bachenri Pal, Chief Election Commissioner T.N. Seshan, Bhajan Singer Anup Jalota, Magsaysay Awardee V. Kurian, Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan, great Vocalist Girija Devi, film Stars Shatrughan Sinha and Vinod Khanna and many others.

Lastly, we must have patience. The celebrity takes time to respond. Some take a few days, some a few weeks while some may take even months to send their response.

(3) As far as possible we should try to get the autographs in duplicates. If it is done so then the extra one can be exchanged with some fellow collectors for some other required autograph.

(4) Sometimes there are some people who have by chance obtained the autographs of some celebrities. But they are not the autograph collectors. From them we can receive the autographs as gifts.

(5) When we start a thematic subject of autograph collection, sometimes a situation comes when the celebrity is not alive. In such circumstances just to complete the theme we may have to purchase the autograph. For example we are developing the theme of autographs of Presidents of India. In this case, if we do not have the autographs of past Presidents who are not alive, just to complete the thematic subject we may have to either get the missing autographs in exchange or we have to purchase the same from a reputed UACC approved dealer. However we should be very careful and cautious while purchasing the autographs.

Q. How to keep your Autograph collection?

The collection of autographs is a valuable treasure. It should be preserved, protected and presented like treasure only.

Following are the important norms for handling and storing autographs:

  • Handle your autographs with extreme care. Always handle the autographs with clean hands and pick them up from the edges or sides only.
  • Never alter autographs in any way. Do not cut, paste, fold, tape, staple, laminate, or otherwise mutilate the paper on which an autograph has been signed. All these things damage the autograph and make it less desirable to collectors. If a signature is cut off a letter it destroys the value both of the signature and of the letter.
  • Take care that the autographs are not exposed to direct sunlight or florescent lighting. This can cause fading of the ink of most of the autographs and eventually it will lead to break down of paper.
  • If framing an autograph is desired then please ensure glass with ultraviolet protection is used. This will slow down destruction of the autograph. Please remember that even ultraviolet glass will not fully prevent photos and signatures from fading if exposed to direct light sources. Hence take care to hang your items in areas with less direct light. However it is advisable not to frame important letters or autographs or any such item.
  • Never try to restore an autograph that has been damaged. Also do not try to repair the autograph yourself except for some minor elementary requirements. And even in such cases one should never use any form of sticky tape which will cause deterioration of paper. As far as possible one should leave the item as it is without any alteration.
  • Always unfold documents. If a document is folded it will eventually break along the folds. Remove paper clips and staples from multi-page documents because they cause rust stains.
  • Always remember to keep the humidity and temperature low. Humidity and heat will promote the growth of damaging fungus on paper. The autograph collection should be kept in a cool and dry place.
  • Autographs should be stored in acid-free, archival safe cellulose acetate folders. It is always advisable to keep them in loose-leafed transparent envelopes or between boards.
  • A collector should keep the record of his collection. There should be a very well documentation of all the items which he has in his collection. An Index prepared for all the items which the collector has, will help him in monitoring his own hobby.
  • A collector should keep his collection thematically, alphabetically or chronologically arranged. In short, his collection should be in some sort of an order. This type of an arranged collection is easy to handle and is of more interest to the observer.
  • On the back of each autograph the collector must write the name of the personality, the place and date if possible. This is necessary because the signatures of some celebrities are not very legible and hence it becomes very difficult to decipher them later.
Q. Do you know that Autograph collection can give you Pleasure and Profit?

Today the class of autograph collectors is increasing in India. This interesting hobby not only gives pleasure of collection, but also works as the avenue of investment and source of income as its by-products. In Western world there are people who collect the autographs as hobbyists for happiness and harvest a rich return when they sell them.

Like any other hobby, this hobby is also having a great potential. In Western and European countries autographs are auctioned, sold and purchased by the collectors.

It has been rightly stated by Ray Rawlins in his book 'The Guinness Book of Autographs' as under:

“Until comparatively recently, paintings, stamps and coins were much more sought after than autographs. Indeed little was known about the latter. But of late there are more and more collectors and in consequence, more and more dealers. Suffice it to say that, whilst unquestionably autographs are a wise financial investment, one can put hope that the great majority of people who seek them today are doing so because of a genuine interest in history, literature or for some other aesthetic reason.”

Q. What are the criteria that decide the rarity and value of Autographs?

Following are the few factors which are usually taken into consideration while deciding the rarity and value of an autograph.

  1. The status & achievements of the celebrity,
  2. Accessibility of the celebrity,
  3. Popularity of the celebrity,
  4. Desirability and demand of the autographs,
  5. Probability of getting the autographs,
  6. Historical importance of the autograph,
  7. The condition of the autograph,
  8. The surface of the autograph etc.,
  9. Rarity of the autographs.

Here a question comes up…What decides the rarity of an autograph? Following three factors are noteworthy in this regard.

  1. When fame comes to the personality after death, his autograph becomes rare. This means that in his early days, when he was not famous, he might not have given many autographs.
  2. Early death of a celebrity. This means that very few letters and autographs must have survived. Hence his autograph becomes rare.
  3. How was his habit of writing? If he was having a habit of writings to all and giving his autographs to many people, then many more autographs of such personalities will be available. And hence they would not be that rare.

The collectors have to use their own personal discretion and take appropriate decision in evaluation. It may be clarified that the assessment and valuation is more dependent upon the demand and hence sometimes it is subjective and indicative only.

Q. What are the abbreviations often used in Autograph collecting?

Autograph collectors often come across the following abbreviations during the pursuit of their hobby of Autograph collection.

AD : Autograph Document
ADS : Autograph Document Signed
AL : Autograph Letter
ALS : Autograph Letter Signed
AN : Autograph Note
ANS : Autograph Note Signed
AQS : Autograph Quotation Signed
AMs : Autograph Manuscript
AMsS : Autograph Manuscript Signed
DS : Document Signed
INSCRIBED : Means autograph has been personalized e.g. To Praful…etc.
LS : Letter Signed
Ms : Manuscript
SIG : A Signature in ink
SP : Signed Photo
MsS : Manuscript Signed
MQS : Musical Quote Signed
Q. What is Graphology-the science of autograph analysis?

Graphology means analysis of handwriting to decipher the character and psyche of the writer. Just as two faces are not same, two finger prints are not alike; similarly two handwritings are not similar. Graphologists believe that while writing the hands are working as the instruments of one's brain or inner self. Hence analysis of one's handwritings indicates inner personality of the person.

Graphologists are the autograph scientists who spend time in studying autographs and their analysis ultimately help the biographers. Autographs of celebrities taken at different times indicate the inner qualities and outer achievements of those personalities.

Graphology has many useful advantages in the modern world.

Nowadays in Western countries, many companies, while recruiting the staff, invite the applications of candidates in their own handwritings. Then the company management gets these autographs analyzed by the graphoanalyst. It is possible that during a personal interview a candidate can cover up his weakness and succeed in presenting his strengths. But his handwritings will speak out an unknown facet of his life. This unknown side is revealed in the analysis of his handwriting. Hence after receiving the analytical personality profile from the graphoanalyst, company takes its own decision of recruitment.

In many countries graphologists give advices in matrimonial matters too. Just in India we consult the astrologers to match the horoscopes, similarly in many parts of the world similar matching of handwriting is done by the graphoanalysts.

Sometimes help of graphologists is taken by the police to solve a criminal case. A suicidal note analyzed by the expert graphoanalyst can enlighten the police whether it was a natural suicide or a forceful murder.

Thus Graphology-the science of hand-writing analysis is useful in the present times.

I am told that in Chicago in America, An International Graphoanalysis Society exists and it trains students every year in handwriting analysis. It seems many students do select Graphology-as a career.

With big industrialization and more corporate and multi-national companies coming up in India, there is a good scope for Graphology as a profession.

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