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Friday 15 August 2014

Paul Iles

It is with deep regret that we have to announce the passing of Paul Iles of Top Draw Memorabilia. Paul was a founder member of AFTAL and was part of the AFTAL board for many years.
Paul was extremely passionate about the autograph business and especially boxing. He will be truly missed.

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Eli Wallach passes away aged 98.

Eli Wallach, whose films included The Magnificent Seven and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, has died aged 98.Read more

Monday 12 May 2014

Sir Michael Caine autographs

Due to recent speculation doubt has been raised upon the authenticity of Sir Michael Caine's autograph which have been obtained via “Through The Mail”.

AFTAL have written directly to Sir Michael and spoken to his office on a few occasions and they have today 12th May 2014, confirmed in writing that all items are signed by Sir Michael Caine himself and not his secretary or autopen. However, his office has also stated the reason for slightly different signatures is so that they can be scrutinised against those being sold on eBay.


Tuesday 25 March 2014

Peter Gillett's single 'I Began To Notice'

Original 1990 record and sleeve (12 inch RPM) for Peter Gillett's single 'I Began To Notice' which was co-written by the notorious Reg Kray (died 2000). The sleeve of the record has been hand signed by both Kray and Gillett.
Reg Kray has autographed the sleeve top left in black ink with the inscription 'god bless 1991' whilst Peter Gillett has signed in blue ink.


Tuesday 11 March 2014

Dynamo signed & Framed A4 playing card

Open to all offers, "AFTAL" The Autograph Fair Trade Association have a signed A4 playing card by Dynamo. This card has been professionally framed showing Dynamo at the signing and includes a plate with all the relevant signing details.

Contact admin@aftal.org.uk to make an offer. All proceeds will go to The Children's Burned Club.

Thursday 6 March 2014

General Autograph Chat

A place to discuss all your autograph related questions.

Monday 3 March 2014

Autograph Fair Trade Association "AFTAL" Dealer List

For a full list of the "AFTAL" Autograph Fair Trade Association Limited dealer list, follow this link. AFTAL Approved Autograph Dealer List

Your Collecting Stories

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Stephen Fry Signing

Another signing completed, this time Stephen Fry!

Friday 28 February 2014

Jessica Ennis-Hill Signings

AFTAL have also completed a signing with Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Dynamo Signings

AFTAL have recently completed a Private Signing with Magician Dynamo. Here is a sample of the items.