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Post by celebrityfan »

This was posted by Nammzi ( {up} ) in one of the threads, I thought that it would be really useful to put it on as a sticky to help any other budding charity auction collectors! :D

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i) What to write:

Write the celebrity a letter explaining what you are doing, why you are doing it etc. 3 main points most people include:

1. A bit about yourself
2. A bit about what you are collecting for, where the money will go etc
3. Thank them for their time.

If it is a celebrity that you particularly admire, or you feel it would be better to include something about a recent movie/concert/album/book etc, then add that in too

Try not to make your letters too long, because many celebrities are very busy, so may not have time to read your letter. Try to make sure it is no more than a page. Short, Sweet and To The Point


ii) Who Replies

That really depends. Many celebrities reply, and I am talking literaly thousands. The best way to do this is probably to make up a list of celebrities that you admire or you want to write to, then searching for them in the database. Most well-known celebrities have many feedbacks reported, and a lot of information about whether or not they reply can be found by looking at other peoples sucesses.

Remember that even if the celebrity has a lot of feedback, does not mean that they are good signers. Watch out for Preprints, Ai6topens, Secretarial, Forged or Stamped autographs. It is best to look at a few successes and compare the autographs to see if they are genuine. Also, read other peoples comments as they are often vert helpful

More on how to tell if your autograph is genuine here:

http://www.fanmail.biz/mboard/viewtopic.php?t=9991


iii) What Postage To Use

This is where I kind of get helpless You should always try to include a SASE (Seld Addressed Stamped Envolope) when writing to celebrities who live in the same country as yourself. Just make sure that you use enough stamps. As for celebrities living outside your country, I think you need to use IRC's (International Reply Coupons), but you would probably be better asking someone else about this.

For more information on IRC's go here:

http://www.fanmail.biz/mboard/viewtopic.php?t=14171

For more information about SASE's, SAE's and SSAE's, go here:

http://www.fanmail.biz/mboard/viewtopic.php?t=14169

For help with postage costs go here:

http://www.fanmail.biz/mboard/viewtopic.php?t=14167

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Hope this helps...if you need anymore help or information, don't hesistate to ask any of the mods in the charity auction forum or indeed Nammzi. (Thanks again! {up} )
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Post by Kellytong »

Thank for your post.
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Post by sdevonplayers »

Thanks for this! :)
Laura, secretary and co-founder of
The South Devon Players
An award-winning non-profit theatre and film-making team from Brixham in Southwest England,
Some of our members (myself included) are collecting autographs to fundraise for a coming Arthurian drama production about his illegitimate son Mordred, in 2016.
Our website: http://www.southdevonplayers.com
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Post by johnwatcare »

celebrityfan wrote:This was posted by Nammzi ( {up} ) in one of the threads, I thought that it would be really useful to put it on as a sticky to help any other budding charity auction collectors! :D

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i) What to write:

Write the celebrity a letter explaining what you are doing, why you are doing it etc. 3 main points most people include:

1. A bit about yourself
2. A bit about what you are collecting for, where the money will go etc
3. Thank them for their time.

If it is a celebrity that you particularly admire, or you feel it would be better to include something about a recent movie/concert/album/book etc, then add that in too

Try not to make your letters too long, because many celebrities are very busy, so may not have time to read your letter. Try to make sure it is no more than a page. Short, Sweet and To The Point


ii) Who Replies

That really depends. Many celebrities reply, and I am talking literaly thousands. The best way to do this is probably to make up a list of celebrities that you admire or you want to write to, then searching for them in the database. Most well-known celebrities have many feedbacks reported, and a lot of information about whether or not they reply can be found by looking at other peoples sucesses.

Remember that even if the celebrity has a lot of feedback, does not mean that they are good signers. Watch out for Preprints, Ai6topens, Secretarial, Forged or Stamped autographs. It is best to look at a few successes and compare the autographs to see if they are genuine. Also, read other peoples comments as they are often vert helpful

More on how to tell if your autograph is genuine here:

http://www.fanmail.biz/mboard/viewtopic.php?t=9991


iii) What Postage To Use

This is where I kind of get helpless You should always try to include a SASE (Seld Addressed Stamped Envolope) when writing to celebrities who live in the same country as yourself. Just make sure that you use enough stamps. As for celebrities living outside your country, I think you need to use IRC's (International Reply Coupons), but you would probably be better asking someone else about this.

For more information on IRC's go here:

http://www.fanmail.biz/mboard/viewtopic.php?t=14171

For more information about SASE's, SAE's and SSAE's, go here:

http://www.fanmail.biz/mboard/viewtopic.php?t=14169

For help with postage costs go here:

http://www.fanmail.biz/mboard/viewtopic.php?t=14167

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Hope this helps...if you need anymore help or information, don't hesistate to ask any of the mods in the charity auction forum or indeed Nammzi. (Thanks again! {up} )
Thanks for the wonderful post over there explaining the important stuffs for charities. I do agree that most of the collectors pass through this and so this could be a good for them in real manner.
Even you can Cure kids cancer by such a great way
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Post by Minnie »

This will be a great one and that can be watched on a regular that can be allowed to mentioned in it.


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