Here we will endeavour to answer the general questions and concerns most often associated with autograph collecting.

It's a frightening statistic...

It is a frightening statistic and very important to remember “experts agree that over 80% of all autographs sold on the internet and in high-street shops are fake”. So if you do not bother to research, educate yourself properly about the memorabilia market or are simply an inexperienced buyer making a hurried or ill-informed decision, there is a strong likelihood that you will buy a non-genuine autograph. You may not discover this until decades later when you or your family are looking to sell your collection (for whatever reason) through a specialist auction or the professional dealer network. What a shock to find out that a once treasured item is worthless and hard earned money has been wasted ....

I sadly receive phone calls...

I sadly receive phone calls and emails almost every day from people worried about whether they possibly bought fake memorabilia recently or years ago. This material has often been purchased from supposedly bona-fide internet auction sites, from high-street shops and high profile charity fund-raising dinners. Often people can show Certificates (COAs) but when these are researched/checked properly they can prove to be worthless. Just because you have owned it for years. Just because it has a certificate with a fancy hologram. All is irrelevant if your item does stand up to proper scrutiny from an expert

Let us not only pontificate...

Let us not only pontificate on the negatives (as many do) of the autograph world. The positives can far outweigh the negatives, if you ask the right questions / do your research and check for due diligence. From maybe owning just one autograph of your hero, right through to accumulating a serious collection of hundreds, there can be huge satisfaction, pleasure and the bonus of investment potential in building a portfolio. Whatever your interest might be, can I suggest you take some time to read all the advice sections below. Without question these will help you make better informed decisions and avoid you potentially making an expensive mistake in the future

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Nadia Moosah (from London)

"Dear Mark - Your service was remarkable - less than 24 hours from my frantic email to you, you found the item and here it is safe and sound in my hands, in all its glory. Some kind of world record I would say! I can truly say it has been a delight to d...

Juha Kakkuri (Finland)

I have been a customer of Memorabilia UK since 2009. Over the years I have bought many amazing autographs. Mark Riddle is a true professional and has helped me a lot with my hobby.

Steve Wachsman (California USA)

As a blues musician for 50 years and a 35 year autograph collector, I was lucky to find Mark & his company for genuine & rare signatures many years ago. He is one of most professional & honest dealers I've had the pleasure of doing business with. I woul...

David Prince (from USA)

As a long time customer of Memorabilia UK, I am honored to have the opportunity to say a few words on their behalf. Memorabilia UK is my source for high quality, vintage autographs and memorabilia that I just can’t find anywhere else. Mark has alway...

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