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Television Autographs

From the silver screen to television screen, the stars of beloved serial shows have a fervent following. Signed memorabilia including photographs and props from television's biggest stars often elicit a frenzy when they appear for sale on the auction market.

Today it seems hard to imagine a world without television, but just a century ago, the technology did not exist. Talk of such technology began early in the 19th century, yet radios dominated living rooms until the early '30s. When RCA debuted their inaugural television studio at the 1939 World's Fair, the popularity of television became widespread.

Following these first days of television networks, producers developed a range of shows. Broadcasting experienced its biggest boom in the '50s due to the debut of color footage and the introduction of beloved American television actors such as Lucille Ball and Alfred Hitchcock. The world grew fond of their characters and fell in love with television. This passion is still prevalent today, kept alive by the collecting of signed television mementos.


Quick Facts

  • Television got its name from Russian scientist Constantin Perskyi in a paper delivered at the First International Congress of Electricity in Paris in 1900
  • The first television picture was created by Philo T. Farsnworth in 1927
  • The first television commercial appeared in 1940. Lasting only 20 seconds, it interrupted a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Brooklyn Dodgers

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Dad's Army, a BBC and Broadcasting History FDC signed by 11 members of the cast from the classic BBC
Apr 17, 10:00 AM BST
Dad's Army, a BBC and Broadcasting History FDC signed by 11 members of the cast from the classic BBC
by Chaucer Auctions
Est: £100- £120
£1603 Bids
Michael Elphick signed Promo. Colour Photo 6x4 Inch 'Boon'. Was an English film and television
Apr 17, 10:00 AM BST
Michael Elphick signed Promo. Colour Photo 6x4 Inch 'Boon'. Was an English film and television
by Chaucer Auctions
Est: £12- £16
£122 Bids
David Attenborough signed The Life of Birds hardback book. Signed on inside title page. Good
Apr 17, 10:00 AM BST
David Attenborough signed The Life of Birds hardback book. Signed on inside title page. Good
by Chaucer Auctions
Est: £30- £40
£301 Bid
Jeremy Clarkson signed 7x5inch colour photo. Good Condition. All autographs come with a
Apr 17, 10:00 AM BST
Jeremy Clarkson signed 7x5inch colour photo. Good Condition. All autographs come with a
by Chaucer Auctions
Est: £8- £12
£81 Bid
Vintage Style Fishing Display Case and Photos (5)
Apr 18, 10:00 AM CDT
Vintage Style Fishing Display Case and Photos (5)
by Donley Auction Services
Est: $150- $200
$501 Bid
Steve and Terri Irwin Signed Photo
May 04, 10:00 AM EDT
Steve and Terri Irwin Signed Photo
by The Written Word Autographs
Est: $50- $100
$501 Bid
Elle Macpherson signed Colour Post Card Approx. 8.25x6 Inch. Is an Australian model,
Apr 17, 10:00 AM BST
Elle Macpherson signed Colour Post Card Approx. 8.25x6 Inch. Is an Australian model,
by Chaucer Auctions
Est: £8- £12
£81 Bid
De Laurentiis,Giada Signed Photo
May 04, 10:00 AM EDT
De Laurentiis,Giada Signed Photo
by The Written Word Autographs
Est: $50- $75
$500 Bids
Ray,Rachel Signed Photo
May 04, 10:00 AM EDT
Ray,Rachel Signed Photo
by The Written Word Autographs
Est: $50- $75
$500 Bids
Carroll O'Connor 8x10 Photo SIGNED BAS COA
Apr 17, 9:00 AM PDT
Carroll O'Connor 8x10 Photo SIGNED BAS COA
by Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
Est: $75- $150
$400 Bids
Barbara Walters 8x10 Photo SIGNED BAS COA
Apr 17, 9:00 AM PDT
Barbara Walters 8x10 Photo SIGNED BAS COA
by Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
Est: $50- $100
$300 Bids
Framed Signed Robert Stack Untouchable Photo
Apr 21, 10:00 AM CDT
Framed Signed Robert Stack Untouchable Photo
by Donley Auction Services
Est: $70- $150
$300 Bids
"The Big Bang Theory" Justice League of Sheldon
Apr 21, 10:00 AM CDT
"The Big Bang Theory" Justice League of Sheldon
by Donley Auction Services
Est: $500- $5,000
$2500 Bids
Tony Bennett | Hugh Hefner Signed Letter
Apr 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Tony Bennett | Hugh Hefner Signed Letter
by Julien's Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1000 Bids
Ian McShane signed Black and White Photo 7x5 Inch 'BBC series Lovejoy'. Is a British actor. Good
Apr 17, 10:00 AM BST
Ian McShane signed Black and White Photo 7x5 Inch 'BBC series Lovejoy'. Is a British actor. Good
by Chaucer Auctions
Est: £12- £16
£120 Bids
Konnie Huq signed Colour Photo 5x4 Inch. Is a British television and radio presenter. Good
Apr 17, 10:00 AM BST
Konnie Huq signed Colour Photo 5x4 Inch. Is a British television and radio presenter. Good
by Chaucer Auctions
Est: £8- £12
£80 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Television Autographs


Chaucer Auctions

Chaucer Auctions

The Written Word Autographs

The Written Word Autographs

Julien's Auctions

Julien's Auctions

Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers

Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers