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Autographs - Handwritten History

An autograph is said to be a document written entirely in the handwriting of its author. The collecting of autographs is also known as philography.

The word, autograph, today has come to mean a person's signature. This term is used in particular for the practice of collecting autographs of movie and sports celebrities.

Autograph collecting has been around a very long time and has enjoyed a tremendous increase in popularity in recent years.

This increase is due to celebrity signatures in the entertainment and sports fields. Today millions of hobbyist collect autographs. Autographs connect us with past and bring history to life.

Vintage Celebrity Autographs

Historical Autographs can include but not limited to world leaders, military leaders, early flight such as Charles Lindbergh to space flight. However the most popular as mention above in vintage and modern sports autograph with Babe Ruth topping the list. Authors like Charles Dickens are very collectibles especially when found in rare books.

Abraham Lincoln Autograph Babe Ruth Autograph Benjamin Franklin Autograph Thomas Edison Autograph

Abraham Lincoln                        Babe Ruth                         Benjamin Franklin                             Thomas Edison

Science and Inventors include famous people in science such as Thomas A. Edison. Political Autographs are very popular also. Some autograph collectors try to get examples of handwriting of all presidents. The easiest to acquire for beginning collectors are the clipped signatures. Clipped signatures are signatures that have been cut off documents or letters. Most serious collectors of today reject these clipped signatures instead look for complete documents or letters.

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