Garry King came up with the idea of Autografica around 1989 as an extension of a hobby first begun in 1964. The previous 15 years running my own retail and consulting business stood me in good stead, and Autografica has continued to grow to become one of the best known names in the autograph world.
In 1993 Autografica was officially formed and took over from the previous now sold retail business and the ball was rolling. in 1999 Garry joined with another dealer to launch ‘Autographica’ a twice-annual autograph event, which now attracts dealers and collectors from all over the world. This gave Garry the chance to work directly with such legendary names as, Sir John Mills, Buzz Aldrin, Val Kilmer and Ursula Andress to name but a few.
Garry has served on both the AFTAL board and the UACC ethics board, and has been an AFTAL member from day one, and a UACC Registered dealer for more than 15 years and more. He has now written a number of published articles related to autographs (some of which can be found on the here and on Autografica website), and has appeared on TV and radio on dozens of occasions, including work on ‘The Real Hustle’ BBC’s ‘Inside Out’ and ‘The One Show’ plus 2 editions of ‘Fake Britain’ with another in the pipeline, and has advised and appeared on ‘Posh Pawn’ 'Pawnstars UK’ and most recently ‘Posh Pawnbrokers’.
Garry is asked on a regular basis to help with fraud cases by Trading Standards, and has provided expert testimony for court use, one in which the forger ended up with a 21 month prison sentence, and most recently an 18 month suspended sentence more details of which you can find here on the AFTAL site.
Day to day stock varies, but we normally have around 2500 very varied items listed on our website with many more in stock. Main stock lines include space, motor sport, historical, film and music.
Garry also offer appraisals, authentications and valuations as well as offering advice on autographs for investment, and most recently was tasked with creating the first ever autograph course for AFTAL. These have now been run on a number of occasions both for groups, individuals and other dealers. Keep an eye on the AFTAL site for new dates.
We look forward to hearing from you.