Autograph of king Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594-1632)
Discover great deals on the many one of a kind items available only on eBay!

Autographs

An autograph is a document written entirely in the handwriting of its author, as opposed to a typeset document or one transcribed by an amanuensis or a copyist; the meaning overlaps with that of the word holograph. more...

HomeHome
BullionBullion
Coins: AncientCoins: Ancient
Coins: US Coins: US
Coins: WorldCoins: World
ExonumiaExonumia
Paper Money: USPaper Money: US
Paper Money: WorldPaper Money: World
Publications & SuppliesPublications & Supplies
ScripophilyScripophily
AirlinesAirlines
AutographsAutographs
CommunicationsCommunications
IndustrialIndustrial
MiningMining
Mixed LotsMixed Lots
Oil & GasOil & Gas
OtherOther
RailroadRailroad
WorldWorld

Coin Appraisals

As the word is used by non-historians, it has come to mean a person's signature. This term is used in particular for the practice of collecting autographs of celebrities.

Customs

In East Asia, an autograph from famous gentry is regarded as an honour. The value of an item bearing a high official's autograph could rise incredibly. In imperial China, an autograph from an emperor was priceless but selling an item bearing it could be a criminal offense.

In Europe and North America, asking for a celebrity's autograph used to be seen as a child's activity up to only a few decades ago. The boom of collecting autographs as a hobby came during the 1980s, and, as a consequence, many memorabilia dealers took notice, and what used to be an innocent hobby lost that innocence as both dealers and celebrities began to charge money for their signatures (especially on personal checks).

Charging for autographs

It should be noted that many celebrities still enjoy signing autographs for free for the fans, keeping it a very interesting hobby to this day. Hilary Duff has gone as far as publicly lashing out at some of her fellow teen idol stars who avoid autograph collectors. Art Carney was another person who enjoyed signing autographs, until his passing in November of 2003.

Read more at Wikipedia.org


[List your site here Free!]

1954 Eisenhower Press Sec. L Sherman Adams Sig on Stock1954 Eisenhower Press Sec. L Sherman Adams Sig on Stock $35.00 Autograph Scripophily Pentaspecs w/Bright Lights & Focal adjustable,420specs BinAutograph Scripophily Pentaspecs w/Bright Lights & Focal adjustable,420specs Bin $22.79 Was: $23.99
Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Rwy Bond 1888, signed Drexel Morgan by Jp MorganChicago Rock Island & Pacific Rwy Bond 1888, signed Drexel Morgan by Jp Morgan $288.88 New listing
		1930 Splitdorf-Bethlehem Electrical Company - Thomas & Charles Edison (Lot of 2)New listing 1930 Splitdorf-Bethlehem Electrical Company - Thomas & Charles Edison (Lot of 2) $35.00
new paper money album,paper money collection book,paper money stock Collection Hnew paper money album,paper money collection book,paper money stock Collection H $34.99 Overland Telegraph Co Original Genuine 1900 West Virginia Stock Certificate RareOverland Telegraph Co Original Genuine 1900 West Virginia Stock Certificate Rare $495.00
George J. Gould - Missouri, Kansas & Texs Railway CompanyGeorge J. Gould - Missouri, Kansas & Texs Railway Company $89.00 Old Colony Steamboat Company Bond Certificate Signed by Frederick L. AmesOld Colony Steamboat Company Bond Certificate Signed by Frederick L. Ames $99.99
Missouri Road Bond Certificate Signed by Governor Guy Brasfield ParkMissouri Road Bond Certificate Signed by Governor Guy Brasfield Park $9.99 J. H. Wade Signed Bond - Kalamazoo, Allegan and Grand Rapids RailroadJ. H. Wade Signed Bond - Kalamazoo, Allegan and Grand Rapids Railroad $55.00
Stock certificate issued to and autograph by Herbert V. Prochnow ToastmasterStock certificate issued to and autograph by Herbert V. Prochnow Toastmaster $49.99 Mack Injector Company, 1898 - Willian B Mack signatureMack Injector Company, 1898 - Willian B Mack signature $25.00
The E.M.F. Oil and Refining Company Stock Certificate from 1919The E.M.F. Oil and Refining Company Stock Certificate from 1919 $25.00 Paterson Extension Rail Road Co Bond Signed by U S Vice President Garret HobartPaterson Extension Rail Road Co Bond Signed by U S Vice President Garret Hobart $199.99
1916 State Bank Check Rogers Texas National Dallas1916 State Bank Check Rogers Texas National Dallas $7.00 Was: $10.00 Wholesale 10 Pedrazinni 
00004000
Mexico Senora Gold Silver Mine 1926 w 28 Coupons StampedWholesale 10 Pedrazinni 00004000 Mexico Senora Gold Silver Mine 1926 w 28 Coupons Stamped $59.95
Great Western Oil Company Stock Certificate From 1946Great Western Oil Company Stock Certificate From 1946 $30.00 1873 J. S. Casement - Toledo, Canada Southern and Detroit Rr Co. Stock1873 J. S. Casement - Toledo, Canada Southern and Detroit Rr Co. Stock $89.00
Gold Hub Mines Company Stock Certificate From 1940Gold Hub Mines Company Stock Certificate From 1940 $30.00 1880 Winnebago & Ok Mining Central City Colorado Genuine Stock Certificate Rare1880 Winnebago & Ok Mining Central City Colorado Genuine Stock Certificate Rare $495.00
Alice Stone Blackwell Signed Suffragette Periodical Stock CertificateAlice Stone Blackwell Signed Suffragette Periodical Stock Certificate $1,750.00 Pullmans Palace Car Company stock signed by G. PullmanPullmans Palace Car Company stock signed by G. Pullman $429.00
Hydraulic-Press Brick St. Louis Missouri stock certificate H W Eliot autographHydraulic-Press Brick St. Louis Missouri stock certificate H W Eliot autograph $14.99 Collis P. Huntington Signed Bond,Newport News and Mississippi Valley CompanyCollis P. Huntington Signed Bond,Newport News and Mississippi Valley Company $195.00
Ocean County Electric certificate signed Edmund S FritzOcean County Electric certificate signed Edmund S Fritz $19.99 Pine Creek Railway Company Bond Certificate Signed by Vanderbilt & DePewPine Creek Railway Company Bond Certificate Signed by Vanderbilt & DePew $29.99
1897 Stock certificate issued to Lehman Brothers - Hoboken Ferry Superb!1897 Stock certificate issued to Lehman Brothers - Hoboken Ferry Superb! $77.87 Rare 1862 Original American Express Co. Wells & Fargo Signed Stock CertificateRare 1862 Original American Express Co. Wells & Fargo Signed Stock Certificate $3,899.99
1904 San Francisco Bond-Eugene Edward Schmitz Autograph1904 San Francisco Bond-Eugene Edward Schmitz Autograph $149.99 Palms - Book Land Co 1942 Share Signed Herbert & FrankPalms - Book Land Co 1942 Share Signed Herbert & Frank $149.95
1919 Bond Certificate: John Roebling & Aj Drexel Biddle1919 Bond Certificate: John Roebling & Aj Drexel Biddle $99.99 Henry Algernon DuPont - Wilmington and Northern Railroad Co. Stock CertificateHenry Algernon DuPont - Wilmington and Northern Railroad Co. Stock Certificate $289.00
Jp Getty Pays His 1945 Taxes! Rare Original Wet Ink Autograph + Getty Oil StockJp Getty Pays His 1945 Taxes! Rare Original Wet Ink Autograph + Getty Oil Stock $199.96 Was: $249.95 Chicago and Alton Railroad Company Income Bond - Samuel TildenChicago and Alton Railroad Company Income Bond - Samuel Tilden $139.00
Us Happy Chandler Autograph Letter Bb Commissioner CoaUs Happy Chandler Autograph Letter Bb Commissioner Coa $70.00 Was: $100.00 Berkshire Hathaway Founder Signed Railroad StockBerkshire Hathaway Founder Signed Railroad Stock $719.99 Was: $999.99
Gem Crisp Orig 1882 Standard Oil Stock signed by Jd Rockefeller, Flagler & WileyGem Crisp Orig 1882 Standard Oil Stock signed by Jd Rockefeller, Flagler & Wiley $3,996.00 Was: $4,995.00 Mrs Thomas Edison Signed Check Mina Nj West Orange phonographMrs Thomas Edison Signed Check Mina Nj West Orange phonograph $18.00
1917 Autograph/Signed Thomas A Edison Stock Certificate1917 Autograph/Signed Thomas A Edison Stock Certificate $1,395.00 1850s John A. Dix-Signed Stock Certificate: Mississippi & Missouri Rail Road Co.1850s John A. Dix-Signed Stock Certificate: Mississippi & Missouri Rail Road Co. $124.99
Cherry Tree Run & Oil Creek Signed by Future Nyc Mayor Wh Wickham 18,000 SharesCherry Tree Run & Oil Creek Signed by Future Nyc Mayor Wh Wickham 18,000 Shares $1,295.00 Multibestos Company Ma stock certificate Signed BellMultibestos Company Ma stock certificate Signed Bell $19.99
Elk City Mining and Milling 1891 Stock Certificate Portland Oregon Ex RareElk City Mining and Milling 1891 Stock Certificate Portland Oregon Ex Rare $385.00 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Inc. hand signed by Nascar Legend, Curtis Turner- 1959Charlotte Motor Speedway, Inc. hand signed by Nascar Legend, Curtis Turner- 1959 $250.00
Seattle Rainier Baseball Club, Inc. Stock Certificate Signed by Emil SickSeattle Rainier Baseball Club, Inc. Stock Certificate Signed by Emil Sick $199.99
Click to see more Autographs items at ebay.com
Prices current as of last update, 02/19/17 5:03am.

Home Contact Resources Exchange Links eBay