COLLECTING AUTOGRAPHS IS A TOUGH GAME – because I insist, that 50 % of all the signatures on the market are fakes or replicas or, word, written by somebody who knows how the stars signed his name. Especially if you get a piece of paper with the autograph only. Not a letter or with a nice greeting. Or in a book or accompanying a present. On the other hand – who can boats to have an genuine autograph of Hitler, Mao or Stalin? Governments can. Or relatives, if existing. They are worth thousands of dollars, pounds or Euros. But generally there is no logic behind the price of autographs. Naturally – the older, the dearer. And to get a signature of a famous analphabet, Buddha, Jesus or Mohammed, is a find of a lifetime. They would be worth millions. Let’s remain in reality, it is strange enough and can’t be explained either. Like the star cult. Or do you know why the contemporary asking price for an autograph of the actor James Dean (1931-1955) is US$ 24 000 or 22 000 Euro, but the signature of the British admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) is offered for US$ 14 000 or 13 000 Euros? Why values the handwritten name of the martial arts actor Bruce Lee (1940-1973) so much more than the one of Princess Diana (1961-1997) – US$ 16 000 or 15 000 Euros to US$ 12 000 or 11 000 Euros? The only thing one can say for sure, is that these four autographs are very expensive indeed, and that Dean, Nelson, Lee and Diana died young and unexpectedly.