Autograph Hunters - Share your Prizes & Tips

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by PadmeLeiaJaina, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master

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    I actually do my collages in Photoshop....here are a few of bases that I've put together:

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    I do like your idea of bringing something really cool and crafty in for them to sign though - would make your item 100% unique!

    I'm happy to say that *knock on wood* I've never been so rushed through that I couldn't get a personalization. If that happened for an A list star that would piss me off.
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  2. Lord_Dubi Jedi Knight

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    Really good Idea with the collage, and unique, I can see them loving this. How do you get them printed? I was thinking of doing custom drawings of their characters and getting several copies printed on 8x10's at walmart or something.

    Celebs do love to autograph things they rarely see. I met Marina Sirtis at comic-con in 2010 and she was mostly signing generic photos from her time on Star Trek TNG, and she looked tired. I brought my Stargate SG-1 poster for her to sign and she suddenly became happy and talked about her role on Stargate instead. Only lasted a few minutes, but she was genuinely happy to see something new to sign.
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  3. TrakNar Jedi Grand Master

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    I would imagine that those collages are printed like how I print stuff for my portfolio; I take a jumpdrive of files to Staples or Office Max and have them print the images out on good paper.

    I wanted to get some artwork I did signed by Carrie Fisher and Amy Allen while at CVI, but I was busy and/or lacked the cash and/or time to stand in line.
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  4. J_Girl Jedi Master

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    @TrakNar Maybe in the future. She would most likely love your artwork. You have true talent. :)
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  5. Lord_Dubi Jedi Knight

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    I agree :D
  6. Lord_Dubi Jedi Knight

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    I'm heading up to the Anaheim WonderCon this Saturday; So far, 2 Star Wars actors are scheduled to appear, Eric Walker who played Mace Towani in the Ewok movies and
    Raphael Sbarge who plays Dr. Hopper and Jiminy Cricket on Once Upon A Time and also voiced a number of SW characters in several games. Jason Palmer is also a special guest, recently contributed artwork for the Essential Guide to Warfare. :)
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  7. Darth Venator Jedi Padawan

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    Well - unless I come into a large sum of money, or steal mine and the girlfriend's joint savings I won't be heading out to Celebration Europe...

    Therefore, I need tips on how to successfully stalk Ian McDiarmid :p haha! Failing that, I could become like Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory and develop a collection of framed restraining orders from my favourite people!
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  8. CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada

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  9. Lord_Dubi Jedi Knight

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  10. PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master

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    Very, very awesome Mike!
  11. Darth Venator Jedi Padawan

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    That is one hell of a beautiful thing you got there Mike!
  12. PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master

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    Haha - I'm so excited! I was going through my stuff today and opened up my Ralph McQuarrie concept art portfolio from A New Hope and was flipping through the pics and nearly jumped out of my skin! Right in the middle of my pages was my Darth Vader ESB 8x10 photo that I had signed by David Prowse EONS ago at a Sci-fi con in Boston around the time of the Special Edition releases on the big screen! I thought I'd lost that thing when we moved from Mass to AZ! Woot! Woot!

    At Phoenix Comicon I got a few new celeb signatures: Amanda Tapping, Dean Cain, Laurie Holden, and Garrett Wang.
  13. Mr. Forest Jedi Master

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    I finally received this last Friday. What a beauty.

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  14. Drac39 Jedi Grand Master

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    I do collect autographs, mainly from horror conventions and some TTM baseball players. My Star Wars collection is entirely from Celebration III in '05. I got the main guys Bulloch, Mayhew, David Prowse on an 'Empire Strikes Back' poster. I haven't got it framed yet because I still kind of want Carrie Fisher on it and I know she does do a lot more conventions than she used to.
  15. PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master

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    Official Pix has a bunch of new autographs that they've put up. They've got pre-orders in place for Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. I've got a big vacation coming up Xmas week, otherwise I might consider getting those.

    I did pick up some non-SW autographs from them though: Jewel Staite (Firefly,) Gina Torres (Firefly,) John Barrowman (Arrow,) Richard Dean Anderson (SG1,) and Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville.)
  16. PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master

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    I picked up a few on sale siggies from Official Pix again - got 2 from Robert Patrick for $9.99 each! Woot! And Lance Hendrickson. I also got Mike Edmonds who was Logray the ewok's signature. His signature was on sale and was on a gorgeous high quality limited edition print from Europe's last Celebration. Other than a Willow piece that I had Warwick Davis sign eons ago, he's the first ewok actor that I have a signature from.
  17. cubman987 PT Book Club Host

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    I'm fairly new to the autograph hunting game. Thus far I've stuck to only getting autographs that I was able to get in person......just more fun that way for me. Thus far I have the following, all from Chicago comic conventions:

    From Star Wars:
    - Carrie Fisher signed photo (she is the only one I wasn't allowed to get my picture take with which was a bit sad)
    - Anthony Daniels signed photo
    - Ashley Eckstein (met twice) signed photo and signed Ahsoka action figure

    Doctor Who/Torchwood:
    - Eve Myles signed photo
    - Peter Davison signed photo
    - Large photo signed by both Matt Smith and Karen Gillan

    I also have a ton of comics and prints signed by comic book writers and artists including two books signed by Stan Lee.
  18. starsebkoon Jedi Youngling

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    This my first Harrison Ford's autograph. I get it in personn when Harrison was invited in 2010 at the Cesar Ceremony in Paris (the equivalent of the Oscars in France). He was very nice and sign for everybody, one of my best memory as a fan !

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  19. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV

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    Met a few authors and artists at NYCC this weekend. Got autographs from Chuck Wendig (Aftermath author), Alexander Freed (Battlefront: Twilight Company author), Phil Noto (comic artist, mostly for Marvel), and Chris Trevas (artist, mostly in reference books and a few Insider articles).

    There was one booth with ridiculously-priced autographed photos of various SW cast members, ranging from $100 to $2100. [face_hypnotized]
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  20. PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah signature prices really depend on the actor. Like Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor won't sign SW stuff, so anything they signed during the days when they were in the prequels that they did sign are hugely expensive. Also now deceased actors like Sir Alec Guiness would go for a ton. Harrison Ford is the highest priced original trio, if you want to buy legit signatures of him they're over $450. Always expect multi-signature pieces to be hugely expensive.
  21. markdeez Jedi Master

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    Does anyone know of websites where you can pre-order personalized autographs? I know Official Pix, but I'm wondering if there's anywhere else?

    I figured most of these actors would have their own website where they can sell their own merch, but to my surprise, a lot of them don't.

    Billy Dee has a website where he sells his art. I recently ordered a David Prowse autograph but I have yet to receive it. I'm also looking into getting one from Jeremy Bulloch.

    The one I really want is Mark Hamill. He doesn't have an official website and he's not currently doing any conventions, that I can see. I guess I will keep checking back in this thread and using Google to see if he gets added to any conventions and to see if I can pre-order an autograph from him.

    I don't ever attend conventions, there aren't many that come down to the Southeast US other than the one in Charlotte and Dragoncon in ATL. So I doubt I'll ever be close to any place that Hamill is signing at. If anyone knows where I can find Star Wars actors, especially Hamill, please let me know. He's the #1 autograph I'm after. Any and everyone else is a bonus. But I won't stop until I get a Mark Hamill autographed 8x10 to put on display in my recording studio. Thanks!
  22. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    Official Pix no longer does Star Wars, according to information I saw on Rebelscum.
  23. Attichitcuk Jedi Master

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    I know this is an old thread, but does anyone know of any mail-in services now that Official Pix has shot themselves if the f-- I mean, stopped doing Star Wars?
  24. Attichitcuk Jedi Master

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    At CSA, the assistants passed my poster to her and she asks me, "Do you want [censored] or 'Best Wishes'?" I said "Go for it," laughing along with everyone else, and expecting her to ask me if I was sure or that I'd say "I'm kidding, just put 'best wishes.'" But she took me literally at my word. My poster now reads "Carrie Fisher - Go for it!" Not quite the story "Carrie Fisher - [censored]" would be, but still a story attached to one of my prized possessions.
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  25. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Official Pix is still doing send-in services. They just no longer have the license to the photographs. Keep an eye on their website and social media accounts for announcements. They just recently completed a private signing with Harrison Ford (they will have additional items up for sale in the coming weeks, including 8x10s and posters from the OT) and there may be more Star Wars names coming soon.

    Celebrity Authentics and Coolwaters Productions are two other companies that I know of that offer similar services.
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