My first celebrity autograph was Diana Dors. As a teenager it was quite a surprise to see a film crew working in our local area and naturally there was great excitement around. I rushed home to get my autograph book (previously used at Elland Road, Leeds to collect footballers signatures), to be quite truthful I did not know who she was, my parents did of course. Anyway, we watched the filming fascinated, then after about an hour boredom set in…. it must drive them mad re-shooting the same bits over and over again. Fortunately we got the chance to approach Diana Dors, she was very pleasant and friendly and signed my book “Sincerely Yours Diana Dors”.
I was hooked. For the next four years I chased around Leeds and surrounding areas collecting as many autographs as I could, filling eight autograph albums with such names as David Bowie, Sean Connery, Cary Grant, David Niven, Spike Milligan, John Cleese, Morecambe & Wise, Rod Stewart, Elton John and many more.
So, the natural step was to continue the hobby and the collection grew and grew.
Naturally there are lots of autographs that you want that are unavailable, so a large amount of my collection has been bought privately or from specialist auction houses. A great deal of research is required when buying from other sources and this is something that is taken very seriously.
The idea of my site is to sell some of the unwanted items as well as raise money to buy more of my specialist area, British Comedy.
Any questions about any of our autographs, please call Tony on 0113 276 0445 (daytime only) or mobile 07511 33 555 7