Terms

BEST WARRANTY IN THE BUSINESS:  Every autograph is fully guaranteed for life (yours or mine, whichever comes first) to be genuine.  If you are not satisfied with a purchase, simply return it for a full no-questions-asked refund.  And if your order was just one autograph and you return it, I'll also refund your shipping fee.

1. Shipping in the USA is $3.00 for items that can fit in a business envelope, and $4.00 for larger items and books, whether you order one item or a hundred. (We both win on big orders--you save on shipping and I get a bigger sale).  Outside USA, please ask.

2. Email me (danhughes@juno.com) when you mail in an order.  I'll pull your autographs and make sure they don't get sold to somebody else before your order arrives.

3. PayPal accepted (danhughes@juno.com).

4. I also accept money orders. Send to:
Dan Hughes
1707 W. Park Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821

If you have any questions you can call me at 217-351-1680, but not after 9 pm Central time please.

5. I send out orders the same day they arrive (or the next business day if the mail here is late). 

6. Illinois residents please add 7 3/4 % sales tax.


What I Sell
My offerings cover just about everything, both in subject matter and in type of autographs. I have index cards, album pages, autographs cut from albums and letters, photos of all sizes both black and white and color, books, first-day covers, magazine covers, etc.

My personal autograph collecting interests lie in obscure but interesting people, especially those involved in old-time radio shows (like Jack Benny and the Shadow), so I have a lot of autographs of both well-known and obscure radio actors. But I also have a large assortment of everything else, from sports stars to scientists to writers to actors to politicians to business celebrities to musicians (no animal stars, though--Lassie was a tough signer).

Eventually I hope to have signatures listed by category, but sometimes it is impossible to narrow a person to a single field. My favorite example of that difficulty is Supreme Court Justice Byron "Whizzer" White. He graduated first in his class at Yale, and he led the NFL in rushing, BOTH IN THE SAME YEAR. So he's both a politician and a sports star.

If you're looking for a particular signature that you don't see listed, drop me a note. Send me your wish list and I'll keep an eye out for you.

Signatures marked with an asterisk (*) have optional 8 1/2 x 11 photo display sheets. These sheets look great framed with the cards, and for an extra three bucks you get the autograph and the display sheet already framed. These display sheets have one big or several small photos of the signer, and often information about him/her. Click on the Item to see the display sheet.

I'll clean up the listings and add prices and pictures over a period of time, working on it bit by bit.

About Forgeries
Every autograph dealer has nightmares about forged signatures. The only way to know for sure that an autograph is real is to be there when it is signed. Even then, only that particular witness knows the signature is genuine. The person he sells it to may have suspicions. So how can a collector know for sure?

Luckily, most forgers stick to more valuable signatures. Why risk arrest for faking a $20 signature when it's just as easy to do one worth $200 or $2,000 or more?  And most of the items I sell are signatures of relatively obscure personalities whose autographs are not worth a ton of money.  In fact, many of them are completely unknown to the average person.

Dealers can spot many fakes, and the longer we are in this business the better we are able to recognize problem signatures. But professional forgeries can be difficult to discern. Though I have been in this business several years, I am still an "amateur" when it comes to identifying professional forgeries, and if you suspect one of my autographs to be forged I want to refund your money.  

So I give a lifetime guarantee on every autograph I sell, and if you have the slightest doubt that an autograph is not genuine I will happily give you a full refund, no hard feelings.  And no time limit!