Saturday, January 16, 2016

Cpt. Caveman's TTM autographs #27

Welcome back to another weekly TTM successes. We lost another amazing actor this week when Alan Rickman passed away at the age of 69. My favorite movie he was in was Galaxy Quest but he was also in alot of great films including the Harry Potter movies, Robin Hood, and of course Die Hard. We also lost Dan Haggerty you might remember him from his 70's television show Grizzly Adams. Haggerty was 74. It looks like the holiday slump is finally coming to an end but first this week I thought I would talk a little about one of the most important steps in TTM autograph collecting. Research in my opinion is the first and most important step in autograph collecting. Either IP, TTM or even purchasing autographs from reputable dealers it all requires research. Comparing signature examples, researching celebs signing habits and address hunting. Does the celeb even sign autographs in person or TTM? Do they only sign one item per request or multiple items? Maby they only sign certain things like a book they wrote. Maby some send PP or autopen signatures and unless you are just a huge fan its a waist of time and stamps that all could have been avoided with a little research. For IP you need to research venue addresses and celeb appearances, concert dates or book signing's. There's always a graphing opportunity out there and it just takes a little work and research to be successful in one of the best hobbies out there. So have a great weekend and now on to this weeks successes. Monday brought two super cool returns. First in just around two months Angela Bassett signed and returned our American Horror Story Coven and Critters 4 DVD covers. So great to add her to our AHS collection. To finish off the day Tim "Ripper" Owens signed our two photos plus he sent us a signed sticker and six guitar picks and in only under a month to return. An amazing lead singer in some awesome bands like Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, Iced Earth and more along with his solo work. Thursday brought a few more replys. First Winter got a nice return from author Mary Higgins Clark. Winter sent a message on her contact page and in just under two months she got a signed book plate and a signed thank you card with a nice note. Next we got a super amazing reply from Joan Collins. We sent her two pictures from one of our favorite Star Trek episodes and she signed both and only took two months to return from the UK. To finish off the day we got both our pictures back signed from Alan Young. He signed our Mr. Ed and Ducktales photos and it only took eight days. You may know him from Mr. Ed but he also does the voice work for Scrooge McDuck. Friday brought one amazing and fast reply from Art Garfunkel. It only took nine days to return from this amazing musician. We only sent one photo and it did come back a little smudged sadly but I'm still happy with this great success but I might have to retry and just send a blank autograph card next time. To finish off this great week Saturday brought two disappointing fails. First a pre print success from Mark Hamill and then a return from Barbara Eden saying she's no longer signing but you can purchase from her website. Oh well the weeks successes definitely outweigh the failures so I'm still happy. That's it for this week. Ill be back next week with more TTM autograph collecting goodness so until then happy graphing everyone and remember just a little research will greatly increase your chances at success.

Angela Bassett
The Gersh Agency, Inc.
9465 Wilshire Blvd
6th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Tim "Ripper" Owens
Owens Travelers Tavern
2727 Manchester
Akron, OH 44319
Mary Higgins Clark
(request on contact page)
Joan Collins
Peter Charlesworth & Associates
67 Holland Park Mews
London W11 3SS
Alan Young
P.o. Box 14
Rimrock, AZ 86335
Art Garfunkel
9 East 79th Street Ph14
New York, NY 10075-0183
Mark Hamill (Sends Pre-Prints)
P.o. Box 287
Grand Blanc, MI 48480
Barbara Eden-TTM rejection letter
(Can purchase autographs on her website $)

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