Saturday, March 25, 2017

Cpt. Caveman's TTM Autographs #89



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Welcome back for another weekly TTM success post. Is it just me or are there other collectors out there who think that a few postal employees are amassing a very nice autograph collection at the expense of some of us TTM collectors lol. Now I have talked about being patient when seeing others getting returns back from a celeb and yours hasn't showed up yet. We know all the options but maby more get "misplaced" then we know. I'd hate to think this actually happens but IV had several SASE's returned back to me blatantly opened and my pics removed. I'm not talking about a sorting machine mishap opening or tearing the envelope even though that has happened but usually with my signed pictures intact. I'm talking about envelopes that have been opened by human hands. That's why I mark a small code on the backs of my SASE's now. This way at least when it does happen I know who to rewrite. I have even had celebs return my pictures in an unsealed SASE but luckily none have fallen out in transit so far. I use stick and seal envelopes so no licking or getting them wet to get them closed but some still lick them and then send it back unsealed. Oh well maby I'm just being paranoid but maby not lol anyways now on to this weeks TTM successes. Friday brought the first return of the week when we received both pictures back signed from DJ Qualls. We love Z Nation so this is a great return and addition to our cast collection. This was our second attempt using this address. Our first try was over two years ago and never returned but this time it only took two months for our pictures to come back signed. To finish off the week Saturday brought two more returns. First after only three weeks we received a signed index card from William Smithers. We sent two pictures from Star Trek TOS but he didn't sign or return those. At least he sent the IC. To finish off the week we received a signed 8x10 from Governor Chris Christie after just over a month. We sent a 4x6 photo for him to sign but he sent what looks like an auto penned 8x10 back. That's it for this week. Have a great graphing weekend and I'll be back next week with more TTM autographs and addresses.


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DJ Qualls
Principato Young Entertainment
9465 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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William Smithers
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Chris Christie
Office of the Governor
P.o. Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625-0001
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Cpt. Caveman's TTM Autographs Friday Favorites



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Welcome back to another Friday Favorites. Every Friday we share a few of our favorite autographs from our collection. Some are TTM and others can be In Person or Purchased favorites but as always if its a TTM favorite and the address is still valid I'll add that also. This week its a few of my favorite Batman autographs. So enjoy and I'll be back tomorrow with this weeks TTM success post with new autographs and tested addresses.



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Bob Kane
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Adam West
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Lee Meriwether
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Burgess Meredith
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Dee Hartford
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cpt. Caveman's TTM Autographs Mid Week Addresses

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Welcome back for another mid week TTM address post. Every Wednesday we share a few of the current working TTM addresses that we'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 addresses.


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Ryan Potter
CESD Talent Agency
10635 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 130 / 135
Los Angeles, CA 90025-8306
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Linda Hayden
CBL Management
20 Hollingbury Rise
Brighton
East Sussex BN1 7HJ
UK
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Colin Firth
Independent Talent Group Ltd.
40 Whitfield Street
London W1T 2RH
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Nancy Cartwright
c/o Fan mail
9420 Reseda Blvd.
#572
Northridge, CA 91324
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Joe Dante
c/o Renfield Productions
The Lot Studios
1041 W. Formosa Ave.
Writers Bldg.
Suite 321
W. Hollywood, CA 90046-6703
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Neil Flynn
c/o "The Middle"
The Warner Brothers Ranch
411 N. Hollywood Way
Bldg. 29R
Burbank, CA 91505
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Jonathan Goldsmith
P.o. Box 2475
Manchester Center, VT 05255
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Cpt. Caveman's TTM Autographs #88

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Welcome back for another weekly TTM success post. I hope everyone has had a great graphing week. This week I wanted to talk about authentication. Now sure you can spend a bunch of $ and send your prized autographs to a third party authenticator (TPA) like PSA, JSA or Beckett but unless you are selling your autographs I just don't see the point of paying hard earned money for nothing more than an opinion. Most of the time we have no clue who looked at the items being authenticated and gave them a thumbs up or down and mistakes are becoming more and more frequent. For me one of the best parts of this hobby other than seeing a return in my mail box is studying the signatures I receive and comparing them with known authentic examples to see if the celebs actually signed or had a secretary do it. It takes time to train the eye but spend enough time comparing signatures and it starts getting easier to spot a fake or non authentic autographs. If this isn't an option or doesn't interest you then I suggest asking on an autograph group you may be a member of or ask other more experienced collectors for help. Here's a great site for authenticity questions http://live.autographmagazine.com/ and here is a database for autopen and secretarial signatures http://autograph-market.com/isitreal/forgery-reference-database to get you started. Just be prepared you don't always get the answer you want to hear. It stinks to find out that super expensive autograph you purchased years ago is nothing but a worthless fake or a favorite TTM return turns out to be a secretarial. If nothing else you learn a valuable lesson and hopefully avoid the same mistakes in the future. Unfortunately alot of the time I see people getting all butt hurt when told the items not authentic. They ask for an opinion but refuse any negative feedback and grasp at straws like saying one letter kinda looks similar to authentic examples when nothing else looks right and its an obvious fake. So you can waste time and money and use a TPA or you can learn more about this amazing hobby and do your own research and authentication. Anyways now on to this weeks TTM successes. Monday brought two amazing returns. First after only three months we received both pictures back signed from one of my all time favorite musicians James Taylor. To finish off the day we received both cards we sent back signed by Dirk Nowitzki after only one month. Tuesday brought a super cool via venue success from Cate Blanchett after only one month wait. Friday brought one return when we received one of the two pictures we sent back signed from James Daris. He also sent an signed handwritten thank you letter. He's a great addition to our Star Trek TOS collection and took just under a month to return. To finish off the week Saturday brought one last return when we received both pictures back signed from Robert Redford after just under one month. I'm not sure about these yet. Some say he actually signs and some say his secretary signs so I'll have to get back with you on that. That's it for this week. Have a great graphing weekend and I'll be back next week with more TTM autographs and addresses.


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James Taylor
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Dirk Nowitzki
c/o Dallas Mavericks
American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
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Cate Blanchett
Via Venue
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James Daris
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Robert Redford
Sundance Resort
8841 N. Alpine Loop Road
Sundance, UT 84604-5538
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Cpt. Caveman's TTM Autographs Friday Favorites

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Welcome back for another Friday Favorites. Every Friday we share a few of our favorite autographs from our collection. Some are TTM favorites and some may be In Person or purchased favorites but as always if its a TTM favorite and addresses is still valid I'll add that also. This week it's an all "American Dad" favorites. So enjoy and I'll be back tomorrow with this weeks TTM successes with new autographs and tested addresses.


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Seth MacFarlane
c/o "Family Guy"
20th Century Fox TV
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Bldg. 88
Los Angeles, CA 90035
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Wendy Schaal
c/o BRS / Gage
6300 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1430
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Scott Grimes
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Curtis Armstrong
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cpt. Caveman's TTM Autographs Mid Week Addresses

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Welcome back to another mid week TTM address post. Every Wednesday we share a few of the current working TTM addresses we'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 successes with new autographs and tested addresses.


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Mark Gatiss
Curtis Brown Group Ltd.
Haymarket House
5th Floor
28-29 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4SP
UK
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Tom Watson
Tom Watson Enterprises, LLC
Corporate Woods
Building 32
9225 Indian Creek Parkway
Suite 1100
Overland Park, KS 66210
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Nichole Bloom
c/o Patino Management Company
ATTN: Kurt Patino
250 E. Olive Avenue
Suite 202-G
Burbank, CA 91502
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Bruce Brown
ESPN
700 Bitch Street
Bristol, CT 06010
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Don Wildman
Pallas Management Group
5301 Bellaire Avenue
Valley Village, CA 91607
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Peter Dinklage
c/o Brookside Entertainment Inc.
200 Park Avenue South
8th Floor
New York, NY 10003-1526
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Cpt. Caveman's TTM Autographs #87

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Welcome back for another weekly TTM success post. I hope everyone had a great graphing week. Unfortunately my dad has been in intensive care at the hospital for almost two weeks and is still in pretty bad shape so I have been spending most of my days watching over him at the hospital so I haven't had much time to work on this weeks success post so I'm just jumping straight to this weeks TTM successes. Tuesday brought one return when we received both Star Trek pictures backed signed by Richard Evans after only two weeks. He even signed the backs of our photos. Thursday brought a great return from Ed Asner. After only ten days we received both pictures back signed with nice inscriptions on both photos. To finish up the week Saturday brought two returns. First after six months we received both pictures back signed from Curtis Armstrong. To finish off the day we received both pictures back signed from Stephen Root with a quick ten days to return. That's it for this week. Everyone have a great weekend and I'll be back next week with more TTM autographs and addresses.


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Richard Evans
c/o Artificialcityfilms
P.o. Box 15
Clinton, WA 98236
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Ed Asner
Quince Productions, Inc.
19574 Braewood Drive
Tarzana, CA 91356-5646
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Curtis Armstrong
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Stephen Root
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