Saturday, May 26, 2018

Cpt. Caveman's TTM Autographs #150

Welcome back to another weekly TTM success post. This week I wanted to talk a little bit about acquiring foreign stamps for your SASE. Alot of TTM collectors trade with other collectors but what do you do if you can't find anyone to trade with? Luckily most countries Postal Services have websites that you can purchase stamps from. So now you can just order what you need to make your TTM attempts more successful. Remember it's always helpful to make it as simple as possible for them to return your autographs. Below is a few links that you can order stamps from and if all else fails you can always check eBay or Amazon I've seen postage stamp for sell on both sites.

US Postal Service

UK Royal Mail

Canada Post

I hope this helps with your overseas TTM attempts. Now on to this weeks TTM successes. Monday brought a great addition to our Walking Dead cast when we received both our pictures back signed by Jayson Warner Smith after just under three months. That's all for this week. Have a great graphing weekend and a safe Memorial Day. As always I'll back next week with more TTM autographs and address's.

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Jayson Warner Smith
Alexander White Agency
2144 Hills Avenue NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
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Friday, May 25, 2018

Cpt. Caveman's TTM Autographs Friday Favorites

Welcome back to another Friday Favorites. Every Friday we share a few of our favorite autographs from our collection. Some may be TTM favorites and some may be in person or purchased favorites but as always if it's a TTM favorite and the address is still valid I'll add that also. This week it's a random favorites. So enjoy and I'll be back tomorrow with this weeks TTM success post with new autographs and tested address's.

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Robin Lord Taylor
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Jackie Chan
Jackie & Willie Productions
70 Pac To Avenue
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong
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Tom Atkins
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Matt LeBlanc
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Steve Guttenberg
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Cpt. Caveman's TTM Autographs Mid Week Address's

Welcome back for another mid week TTM address post. Every Wednesday I share a few of the current working TTM address's I've run across since last weeks post. We haven't tested all of these yet some we have and some we will but others have recently had success using them. So get writing and I'll be back Friday with the favorites and Saturday with this weeks TTM success post with new autographs and tested address's.


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Rainn Wilson
c/o Soulpancake Productions LLC
1990 S. Bundy Drive
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(sends Pre-Signed)
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Lloyd Kaufman
Troma Entertainment
Attn: Autographs
36-40 11th Street
Long Island City, NY 11106-5016
(send a SASE big enough for an 8x10)
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Susan Sarandon
P.o. Box 1218
New York, NY 10113
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Bob Newhart
Monarch Entertainment Group
3120 W. Empire Avenue
Burbank, CA 91504-3107
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Pierce Brosnan
PBFC
30765 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Box 377
Malibu, CA 90265
(sendsPre-Signed 8x10's) 
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Jimmy Carter
453 Freedom Parkway
One Copenhill
Atlanta, GA 30307
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Brigette Bardot
La Madrague
F-83990 St. Tropez
France
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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Cpt. Caveman's TTM Autographs #149

Welcome back to another weekly TTM success post. This week I'm going to talk a little about sending TTM requests Via Venue. Via Venue or VV address's are the address's of the set or theatre that the celebs are performing or filming at and is a great way to try for harder to get signers. Some bigger actors or music groups can only be obtained TTM by sending your request VV. Its not a guaranteed thing and VV can be tricky. First you have to time your letter to arrive while the celeb is actually there. I usually send 5 to 7 days before the actual show date for plays or music acts. TV show and movie set address's give you more time to try but if there doing a play or its a concert your window may very limited. A good thing to do for those is first email the venue to see if they even pass mail along to the performers. Alot  do but some will not. This step will save time and stamps, no point sending a letter if they wont pass it on. Usually tv/movie production companies are good about passing on fan mail but again nothing is guaranteed. For musicians I am always checking their websites for tour dates and locations. Most name the venue and with a little online research the venue address can be easily found along with a contact email to inquire about them passing on mail. When I send my request I send it to the celebs name then c/o the venue. Now on to this weeks TTM successes. Wednesday brought a super cool return when we received our Archer DVD cover back signed by H. Jon Benjamin after about a months wait. That's it for this week. Have a great graphing weekend and I'll be back next week with more TTM autographs and address's.

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H. Jon Benjamin
c/o Bento Box
5161 Lankershim Blvd.
Suite 120
N. Hollywood, CA 91601
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Friday, May 18, 2018

Cpt. Caveman's TTM Autographs Friday Favorites

Welcome back to another Friday Favorites. Every Friday we share a few of our favorite autographs from our collection. Some may be TTM favorites and some may be in person or purchased favorites but as always if it's a TTM favorite and the address is still valid I'll add that also. This week it's a few of our favorite signed cards. So enjoy and I'll be back tomorrow with this weeks TTM success post with new autographs and tested address's.


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Jimmy Smits
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Rowdy Roddy Piper
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Burt Reynolds
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Too $hort
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Wade Boggs
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Cpt. Caveman's TTM Autographs Mid Week Address's

Welcome back for another mid week TTM address post. Every Wednesday I share a few of the current working TTM address's I've run across since last weeks post. We haven't tested these yet some we will but others have recently had success using them. So get writing and I'll be back Friday with the favorites and Saturday with this weeks TTM success post with new autographs and tested address's.
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Jaclyn Smith
Jay D. Schwartz & Associates
6767 Forest Lawn Drive
Suite 211
Los Angeles, CA 90068
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Susan Backlinie
P.o. Box 24262
Ventura, CA 93002
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Jane Seymour
c/o Eagle Designs
P.o. Box 15528
Colorado Springs, CO 80935
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June Bland
Equity
Guild House
Upper St. Martin's Lane
London WC2H 9EG
UK
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Sadie Frost
c/o United Agents
12-26 Lexington Street
London W1F 0LE
UK
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Graham Norton
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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Cpt. Caveman's TTM Autographs #148

Welcome back to another weekly TTM success post. This week I thought I'd go over a few autograph collecting abbreviations that are commonly used. I don't know how many times I've been asked what TTM stands for so here's a few of the abbreviations you might run across in the autograph collecting hobby. 
 TTM - Through The Mail ( meaning the autographs are acquired by sending autograph requests the old fashioned way with a fan mail letter thru snail mail.)
 IP - In Person (an In Person autograph success or experience, you obtained the autographs In person face to face with the celeb)
 SASE - Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (the envelope you send with your request for the celebs to return your items after they sign)
 VV - Via Venue (obtaining autographs by sending to the film / show set or to the theatre or music venue)
 RTS - Return To Sender (the last thing you want to see stamped on your TTM autograph requests. Your request was returned to you because the address isn't valid or it was refused)
 AP - AutoPen (a machine that produces facsimile autographs for celebs that are to busy or don't really care about their fans)
 SS or SEC - Secretarial Signature (signed by the celebs secretary, personal assistant or family member for celebs who care slightly more than the ones who use AP's)
 DS - Document Signed (this could be a endorsed check or a signed contract, ect.)
 TLS - Typed Letter Signed (exactly what it sounds like an all typed letter that's signed)
 LS - Letter Signed (a handwritten letter but written by someone else like a secretary and then signed by the celeb)
 ALS - All Letter Signed (this is the holy grail to some. Its a handwritten letter by the celeb and also signed by them)
 ANS - Autographed Note Signed (similar to the ALS only in note form and not a full letter.)
 HOF - Hall Of Fame (do I really need to explain HOF)
 PSP or PS - Pre Signed Photo (a photo already Pre Signed by the celebs that are sent to fans who request autographs TTM)
 PP - Pre Print (a photo with a facsimile printed autograph)
 TPA- Third Party Authenticator ( a company that have "Experts" that compare autographs that are presented or sent to them for comparison with known authentic examples to determine if the autographs are actually authentic or fake for a fee. PSA, JSA and Beckett are the three big trusted companies just remember anyone can make a mistake)
 PSA or PSA/DNA - Professional Sports Authenticator (a third party authentication company that is supposed to insure authenticity. Also see TPA)
 JSA - James Spence Authentication ( another third party authentication company. Also see TPA)
 I hope this helps and you'll know what they mean next time you run across one of these abbreviations. Now for this week's TTM successes. Monday brought a disappointing return from Neil Diamond when after two weeks we received our picture back unsigned with an 8x10 pre printed picture. So don't waste your stamps unless you're just a huge fan and want a pre print. That's all for this week. Have a great graphing weekend and I'll be back next week with more TTM autographs and address's.

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Neil Diamond (pre print)
Friends of Neil Diamond
P.O. Box 3357
Hollywood, CA 90028
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