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    my pride and joy is a signed Prince Tui Teka gig poster - a total, if late lamented, Kiwi legend - but adding to it's mana is that it's for the great old Whangamata tavern what's long since burned down.

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    I have no idea what that means but I would love to see a picture of it.

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    Couple autographs more:

    Director Jari Halonen signed VHS of the first Finnish vampire film for me:

    It's really really weird film and finally out on DVD with english subs! Recommented!

    Jörn Donner (aka Bjorn Thunder):


    Annie Sprinkle:


    John Waters:

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    I can pretty much recall all the autographs I own - you don't really need to see them do you?:

    Jack Jones and Susan George - on the back of a JJ album - collected by my paruccis who were big JJ fans at the Fiesta Club, Sheffield, early 70's. SG was his squeeze at the time and they recorded a few tunes together.

    Alan 'Fluff' Freeman - On a Radio 1 pinup shot when the Radio 1 Roadshow played my school in 1974 or thereabouts...His last words to me have since resonated...'Keep On Rocking!'...

    Mike McGear - signed a copy of the Radio Hallam souvenir brochure at the Sheffield Show in 1974 - also got this signed by a number of DJs at the station including Keith Skues, Johnny Moran and the legendary Roger Moffatt who signed a great picture of himself in a Glitter Band outfit, possibly with a Womble...

    Pete Agnew (bass player with Nazareth) - spotted on the Isle Of Man Ferry in 1979...

    Peter Powell - on the back of a Radio 1 sticker - he was doing the Radio 1 Roadshow on the Isle Of Man that same week - we were just standing by the booth where he was signing stuff when it opened and I remember him looking particularly dischuffed at having to do it. Fluff and Peter Powell...that's as good as Smashey & Nicey innit?

    The Icicle Works - on a bit of spare A4 that was hanging around the bar after they played the Limit Club, Sheffield c.1981 - we had a bit of a lock in...

    Ian Gillan - encountered (most bizarrely) in a very genteel cafe serving cream teas in Bakewell, Derbyshire whilst taking a break from recording with Black Sabbath - signed the back of my Players No.6 packet!

    Jane Birkin - signed me a CD and programme after a gig at the Royal Festival Hall in '97 - she liked my leather jacket and we were getting on just fine before my friends had to step in and remove me with a crowbar....got a kiss though!....

    Feist - spent a full half hour chatting with me and a mate after a gig in Manchester, and generously invited us to help her drink the beers on her rider. She signed me a poster and I got another kiss...yaaay!

    Seaming To - I was DJing one of her gigs and when she was having a bit of a moment during the soundcheck, I surprised her with a copy of The Herbaliser's 'Something Wicked' and a pen - broke the ice - kissy kissy slop slop....

    Jawbone - a signed CD - I DJed three consecutive Manchester gigs he did - he'd take a great interest and go through all my records methodically - he liked me to play Roger Miller tunes....

    Martin Moscrop (A Certain Ratio) - I DJed with Martin a few times and once I had my copy of ACR's 'Shack Up' in my box so asked him if he'd sign it. He handed it back having written 'Most Minor Crap' on the front....'It's an anagram,' he explained....

    I also have a Los Palmenos E.P. that appears to be fully signed, recently found a George Melly album signed by the man, but (and some will say I'm crazy) recently passed up on a signed Harry Stoneham Trio album in a chazza...it's probably still there anyway...
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    Most of mine come from the Cabaret circuit as demonstrated by my recent 'Russ Abbott' but probably the best one was a copy of the BAFTA programme from 1979 I think which my wife found and on the front albeit slightly smudged was what looked like 'Audrey Hepburn' anyway seemed it was genuine and we auctioned via an auction house that deals with autographs went for about £170 odd if I remember right and we found it on a car boot for under a tenner.

    There were a few others in there but some reason the only one I can remember is 'Christopher Cazenove' of Dynasty/Colby's fame. I can tell you however the starter was 'Prawn Cocktail'.

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    How do you flog autographs?
    Do you need to get them authenticated?
    I found a signed Charlie Chaplin paperback autobiography a couple of years ago. My son took it to school and they all did a project about Chaplin, and a local Chaplin impersonator got all misty eyed when I showed it to him.
    But I´ve had my fun with it now.
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    We just sent an email to these people with some pics they then ask you to send it to them via recorded delivery or special or something you get a receipt and they take a look then they either send it you back or you get a receipt and it goes into one of their auctions no certificates or anything like that they just list it how it is. I think they have about 3 auctions a year: http://www.autographauctions.co.uk/

    Quote Originally Posted by babycart View Post
    How do you flog autographs?
    Do you need to get them authenticated?
    I found a signed Charlie Chaplin paperback autobiography a couple of years ago. My son took it to school and they all did a project about Chaplin, and a local Chaplin impersonator got all misty eyed when I showed it to him.
    But I´ve had my fun with it now.

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    Cant edit post, you don't get 2 receipts that's just my crap grammar, they are experts I guess so if it looks a bit dodgy you probably don't get past the door. I dare say though some kind of authentication adds a lot more to the valuation and final hammer price!

    I remember our listing said 'slightly smudged' which probably knocked a few quid off the price, albeit it was slightly smudged.

    There were a few in there but they were all pretty much has been celebs such as Gareth Hunt and people like that. I reckon the fact it was for the Bafta awards made it of interest too. Although Charlie Chaplin he's gotta be worth a few quid!

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    Cheers Amidar. I´ll look into that.
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    one from The Vaults




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    I shudder to think what he has drawn there!

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    I can't believe this thread has been running for 5 years and i've never mentioned either of my David Bellamy or Darth Vader autographs
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    Talking of forgettting, I've got a signed ticket stub with a drawing of a pot head pixie and some lovely text to myself I got from Daevid Allen after a small gig in Manchester.

    Think I was 18-19 at the time and nervous as hell to the point of shaking and just clammed up, went completely mute. He must have thought I was right twat, I just remember he had a weird although very positive aura when he shook my hand. I still have it wedged into the back cover of a CD re-release of 'Angels Egg' on Virgin.

    On a footie tip I had a fully signed copy of this I sent to the same auction house:

    http://www.discogs.com/Liverpool-FC-...elease/2894568

    It was signed by all the players altough sadly no 'Bill Shankly' or any backroom staff.

    They vauled it at 80 quid but it never sold so I got it back. Ended up selling it on ebay and it went to some guy in Anfield so was quite happy about that. I'd have kept it but what do you do with stuff like that? I'd never listen to it despite them being my team I've never been one for footie memorabilia.

    'Dave Prowse' came to one of my junior schools as the green cross code man but I had a bad case of the runny shits and never made it in that day something I've regretted ever since!

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    my mate got to meet Lou Reed before he played the Sage in Gateshead and said it was an awful experience (super awkward attitude etc) and he asked his PA if he would ask Lou to sign his VU vinyl but Lou declined... Then he relented and signed some sort of a paper towel but the felt tip just smudged and spread so it looks like a black spider drawn by a toddler now.

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    Autographs I have collected in person: Kevin Beattie, David Wilkie.

    I also have signed photographs of Tony Christie, Ed Bishop, Michael Caine, Mike 'Runaround' Reid and Frankie Howerd.

    Oh, and Bobby Brown, Mike & Bernie Winters and lots of private press stuff.

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    Eric Morecambe, Viv Richards, Joel Garner and Divine comprise my entire autograph collection. When I worked in commercial radio we played a game where we begged autographs from people obviously destined for instant obscurity. Over four years we filled an entire Fyffe's banana box with signed promo photos from all the greats: B*witched, Daphne & Celeste, Richard Blackwood, Lolly, Tina Arena, Cleopatra etc etc. Quite the glittering firmament of pound shop popstars.

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    Richard Blackwood is da man, we love you RB!

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    I don't collect autographs as such, although i've a fair few on private press records...

    But as I was putting some stuff on Discogs the other day I noticed that one Lionel Hampton 45 had what appeared to be his signature on the sleeve... googling seems to confirm it, but I did wonder if it might add any value to the item...
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    Got this signed by Lee Perry when he walked past the shop I worked in. He stopped and looked at the poster we had in the window for his show that night.
    I ran over to him and asked for an autograph. He said nothing. I got the pen and gave it to him with a bit of paper (wish I'd got the poster signed but wasn't thinking that quickly).
    He pocketed the pen I gave him. I thought - god, I'm in trouble here. He still didn't utter a word. He got a big black marker pen out of his carrier bag and signed the bit of paper anyway.

    Then he walked off up the street - stlll not a dicky bird from the great man. I shouted out something along the lines of "sir - you are a genius".
    About 5 minutes later he walked back the other way... and paused outside the shop where he gave me a very winning grin and a wave.

    Oh yeah - he was decked out in all-black with many bits of mirror and broken cds sewn on his garb (to ward off evil).

    The next day I was talking to local reggae sound-system legend DJ Sinner about my encounter with Scratch and told him I got an autograph.
    Sinner said - no, Lee Perry doesn't give autographs. I said - well, he did for me. He said - oh well, he must've signed it Leo Perry or some other mispelling.
    I said - no, no... it's legit.
    Sinner was mightily put-out as he collects reggae signatures and could not obtain The Upsetter's.

    I know why he signed my bit of paper anyway - it was because we had his poster in our window - one good turn etc.

    Thus concludes my Lee Perry story

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    Haha Awesome Brad!

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    ^ Aye, that's a good one.

    Here's another one from the bradX Files ..... the one and only Daevid Allen - who was not only charm personified and full of good stories when I interviewed him... he also sent me a postcard afterwards thanking me for the interview. (Off the top of my head I can only think of Lynda La Plante who did a similar thing).

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    Great tales, Mr X - I was moving some albums this morning, and on the back of Harold Smart's 'Love Sensations', I noticed this.....



    ...which appears to be confirmed by this video (at around 30 seconds)....Yaaay!!!!!!!

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    At least 1 plusser will recognise this

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    I wonder who that might be! Awesome TB and a kiss from Jim too! 'Well Jell' as the kidz say. I've seen a few 'Tim' autographs but never like that, cool!

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    One Daevid deserves another, mine on the back of a ticket stub wedged into an old CD of 'Angels Egg':



    He must have spent an hour after the gig signing stuff for people, such a nice guy!

    EDIT: Geez I've just realised that was from nearly 20 years ago, seems like yesterday!

    Quote Originally Posted by bradx View Post
    ^ Aye, that's a good one.

    Here's another one from the bradX Files ..... the one and only Daevid Allen - who was not only charm personified and full of good stories when I interviewed him... he also sent me a postcard afterwards thanking me for the interview. (Off the top of my head I can only think of Lynda La Plante who did a similar thing).


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    Guess what I found?
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    Completely forgot......I got 2 of them! It's The Seaside btw. 1990 pre release.

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    Daevid was a one-off .... beatnik, hippy traveller, itinerant musician, psychedelic minstrel, visionary poet and tea-head. We'll not see his like again.

    Below find another one with a daft story. Uri Geller was coming into the studio for an interview to publicise some appearance ... to shill his new book I think.
    He came into the building clutching a bag with about £10,000 in cash stuffed into it which he claimed to have 'found' on the street, just around the corner from the radio station.
    He called the police... or he said he did.

    Then he came up to the studio and looked me in the eye "have you ever seen me before?" he asked.
    Well - only on tv I said. "You've never seen me in person before?" he persisted. No I said, backing away a bit.
    "who's keys are those" he asked, pointing at a bunch on the mixing desk. I've really no idea I said.
    He asked me to pass them to him .... and then rubbed one gently for a matter of a few brief seconds ... it bent to one side instantly.
    Weird shit... I was like 2 feet away from the guy and couldn't see any 'foul play'. He hardly seemed to touch it really.

    We did the interview which I have no memory of. Then downstairs he did a trick where a signed playing card flew out of the pack and stuck to the ceiling.
    Bearing in mind our office was an old school gym hall and the ceiling was over 20 feet up it was quite a good trick.
    The playing card was still there a couple of years later.

    Don't believe in Geller's schtik for one minute... he's a good magician though. That key thing was weird. Who's keys were they? Never found out.
    Were they cross that their front door key was ruined?
    What about all the money in the bag? Don't know. Seemed like something to talk about at the time. Like it would be in the local paper the next day.
    He kept on that the name in the bag was related to someone he had met briefly in Alaska (or something like that).

    He must go through life causing ripples of amazement wherever he goes. Ego-maniac.

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    Does that say "My bent wishes"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by treeboy View Post
    Does that say "My bent wishes"?
    ha haaaaaaa!!!!!
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