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The collecting of autographs, usually from film/TV celebrities, sports stars or important people.

Autographs are a very popular item to collect in the UK and they are appreciated by a great many people. Many people are fascinated by celebrities and other famous/important people.

Autographs can be obtained from a variety of sources. Firstly it may be at an event where a celebrity my be signing autographs, or at a book signing. You can write to a celebrity to obtain an autograph or you can buy one from a dealer or collector.

Collectors can be of all ages and you are never too young or old to start a collection.

There is no real ability required for collecting autographs. Collectors may start out by getting an autograph at an event and their collection then starts from there.

An autograph is a document written entirely in the handwriting of its author, this also means the persons signature. Many celebrities still enjoy signing autographs for free for fans, which helps to keep autograph collecting an interesting hobby. Some of the most popular categories of persons to collect autographs from are: sports and movie stars, teen idols, singers and music/pop groups, political leaders and authors.

To build up a collection of autographs collectors need to be resourceful in their attempts to obtain items to add to their collection. If you are prepared to wait at stage doors or are lucky enough to be present at a film premiere, you may find it a rewarding way to build your collection. To get elusive signatures you may need to write to the person or their agent or failing that, go to a dealer or another collector and either trade or buy the required signature

Closely Related Activities
The collecting of autographs is also known as Philography. Closely associated to Collecting 116.

Can be collected for free in person, or you can pay varying prices from a dealer.

Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.

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  The level of demand that could be required by your arms Arms  
  The level of demand that could be required by your legs Legs  
  The level of demand that could be required by your sight. Sight  
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  The level of demand that could be required by your speech. Speech  
  The level of demand of Cerebral Learning that could occur as a direct consequence of absorbing factual information. Learning  

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