Hi Everyone, Jamie from Mad About Memorabilia here.
What started off as a hobby 20 years ago has now turned into a massive part of my life.
From the first time I got an autograph (Eric Cantona at Man Uniteds old Cliff training ground) I had the bug and had to run with it. I absolutely love it.
I am out & about on a DAILY basis (as I am writing this I am sat inside a hotel waiting for the cast of Citizen Khan & a couple more celebrities, then off for football teams this afternoon) across the UK collecting autographs from anyone and everyone, from sports stars, music, film, TV, Politicians, Reality stars.
I can give Date & place proof for items that I sell. We try out hardest to obtain photo proof, but sometimes the autographs out weighs the photo opportunity, some times that's where the paparazzi helps.
I attend many film premieres throughout the year, along with visiting hotels, TV studios, football stadia, training grounds, train stations, airports, film sets, TV sets to obtain genuine signed memorabilia and when needs must, even little visits to celebrity houses.
We attend many Comic Con Conventions through out the year, in which we have many returning happy buyers.
I have a personal collection of around 300 items , ranging from my first autograph, to APOLLO moon landing memorabilia, many many match worn football shirts, the missus isn't to happy with it taking up all the room, but hey ho.
I've met so many amazing people during my time collecting & hopefully there's many more to come.
See you on the barriers, folder and pen in hand, camera at the ready.