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Who are the weirdest celebrities you've met?Submitted by: Justin Steffman
Jarvis cocker , Marianna hill , Miriam Margolyes. All very strange / Bonkers people
Do you think eBay does a good job of policing fake autographs for sale on their marketplace?Submitted by: Justin Steffman
No they do not
What's the rudest thing a celebrity has ever said to you when you asked them to sign?Submitted by: Justin Steffman
F*** off from Ralph Fiennes
Who has turned you down for an autograph more times than anyone?Submitted by: Justin Steffman
What is your opinion of Third-Party Authentication (such as PSA, JSA, BAS) overall?Submitted by: Justin Steffman
I understand why some people like it but it’s never been somethings I’ve bothered with for myself
If someone wanted to pay you Cash for every single autograph you own and you only had 60 seconds to give a price, what would it be?Submitted by: Justin Steffman
How do you know the time/location of where to catch the celebrities? If there are reliable websites that share such info can you please point to a few, thanks!Submitted by: Mohamad
I do a lot of research which often takes hours. I always get told things sometimes from trusted sources.
I want David Bowie stories and I want them now!Submitted by:
Sadly I don’t have any.
Who is the one famous person you wish you could have met but never did?Submitted by: Justin Steffman
Leonard Nimoy / Gene Roddenberry
Which celebs would you say are most UNLIKE their famous persona?Submitted by: Justin Steffman
Frank Oz as he was much taller , he wasn’t green, did not talk backwards nor have pointy ears 😂😂
How long have you been an in person autograph seeker?Submitted by: Justin Steffman
Which actresses are the nicest?Submitted by: Michael Betlinski
Mandip Gill , Ayesha Dharker are 2 very nice ladies. Albeit not A listers they are super friendly.
I heard some celebs ask trivia questions before they will sign. Have you experienced this and, if so, what happened?Submitted by: Chris Michaels
I’ve seen happen to others but never to myself.
Why do some celebs refuse to sign autographs with blue markers?Submitted by: Chris Michaels
I think they seem to be associated with dealers or dedications being wiped off etc. it’s a strange one that’s never made sense to me.
Do you ever butter up celebs with gifts and compliments?Submitted by: Chris Michaels
Yes and it usually works!! 😊😊
Have you ever asked a celebrity to sign their full name? What happened?Submitted by: Chris Michaels
I have done and the results are 50/50
What is the biggest misconceptions when it comes to people that sell autographs?Submitted by: David Durocher
That they are worse than fans. As often ‘super fans’ or obsessive collectors will behave worse and be more off putting to a celebrity.
What tips would you offer for someone who wants to get started collecting in person autographs?Submitted by: Chris Michaels
Do your research , In terms of running times and venue or location. Be prepared eg photos / cards etc & pen selection and don’t be afraid to ask questions but don’t always take everything people in this hobby say at face value
Do you keep any of the autographs you obtain for yourself?Submitted by: Chris Michaels
I have a huge collection and always say I’m first and foremost a collector. But making money to fund the hobby and treat loved ones is a nice perk.
How do you avoid having a celebrity personalize the autographs?Submitted by: Chris Michaels
I usually just ask. Multi signed items tend to speak for themselves. When it’s solo photos or items I actually prefer a dedication for myself. Some insist but you have to go with the flow sometimes.
How do you respond when a celebrity assumes you're an eBay dealer?Submitted by: Chris Michaels
I always say I’m a fan as even when asking for items to sell I only ever try and graph people im a fan of so I’m knowledgeable on them should they ask. And some do!
How do you keep organized with 100s of photos when you're out graphing?Submitted by: Chris Michaels
Labelled and catalogued folders divided into different genres.
What is the biggest changes in the autograph scene since you first started?Submitted by: David Durocher
The increase in prices of everything both in terms of resale , and private signing / convention fees
What is the most autographs you've ever obtained from one person during a single occasion?Submitted by: Justin Steffman
Between 20-30 at a time from several Dr. WHO & Star Wars actors over the years on various occasions
Who was your first autograph?Submitted by: Nick Maas
Virginia McKenna on her book at a local Fete
What was your greatest autograph success?Submitted by: Adam Halloran
Frank Oz by total random chance in London in Jan’ 2019
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