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I’ve honestly never really been a collector of autographs but it turns out that, while this is at least twice the number I would have guessed at before I wrangled them up, it’s nowhere near as many as I actually possess.

An autograph (from the Greek: αὐτός, autós, “self” and γράφω, gráphō, “write”) is a document transcribed entirely in the handwriting of its author, as opposed to a typeset document or one written by an amanuensis or a copyist; the meaning overlaps with that of the word holograph.

Autograph also refers to a person’s artistic signature. This term is used in particular for the practice of collecting autographs of celebrities. The hobby of collecting autographs is known as philography.

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