Posted by sean on January 28, 2018 at 10:35 pm in Autograph Hunting with No Comments

It has been a while since I blogged about my autograph hunting. I have recently acquired signatures from Matt Lucas and David Walliams, as well as William B Davis.

Now I am in my new house, I thought I would get my collection together, in one place. It was then I realised that I was missing one of my favourite, most prized autographs – from the stars of The Yorkshire Vet television series. Yes, these are hardly A-listed celebrities, but the photos were written personally to me, so are a bit special.

We looked through many a box, and many a curse was issued. It was then Claire realised where they were, and found them – what a wonderful wife I have!

I’ll try not to think about the fact my David Attenborough signed photo has gone astray…

Posted by sean on February 28, 2017 at 6:34 pm in Autograph Hunting with No Comments

At the start of February, I blogged about my stalking of celebrities and shamless begging for autographs. Here is an update on how far I have got…

David Attenborough (Natural History Godfather)
“Love letter” sent by post, including SAE, on 26th January.
Received a signed photo on 24th February.

Julian Norton and Peter Wright (The Yorkshire Vet)
Email to Skeldale Vetinary Centre on 26th January.
Received an email reply from Julian within hours and a set of signed photos on 7th February.

Garry Monk and Pontus Jansson (Leeds United manager and defending superstar)
Email to Leeds United Supporters Liaison on 26th January.
Nothing receied to date.
Email resent to Sales Team on 28th February.
Awaiting reply.

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson (X-Files FBI Agents)
Email to Fox Broadcasting Support on 15th February
Awaiting reply.

John Cleese (Comedy Legend)
Email sent via his official website on 15th February.
Awaiting reply.

Simon Grayson (Former Leeds Manager Supremo)
Email sent to Preston North End (his current club) on 15th February
Signed photo received on 24th February.
Success! Preston North End dealt with my request, despite me saying I am a Leeds fan, quicker than Leeds United themselves! I love Preston.

Claudio Ranieri (Football Manager Legend and Perfect Gentleman)
(Very nice) email sent to Leicester City (the club who cruely sacked him) on 28th February.
Awaiting reply.

Posted by sean on February 3, 2017 at 3:40 pm in Autograph Hunting with No Comments

I have been stalking celebrities. Not in a seedy, perverse kind of way. I have not camped outside Cheryl Cole’s house with a pair of binoculars. Instead, I have been contacting famous people by post and email.

Last night, I wrote a very long letter to Sir David Attenborough – by far my favourite famous person of all time. The man is a legend and someone whose work I have followed, and been inspired by, since I was a little boy. Apparently Sir David replies to fan mail, so I am anticipating something in the mail from the man himself over the next few weeks.

Another minor celeb (and I do mean minor – you won’t even find him on Celebrity Big Brother) is Julian Norton. Heard of him? I thought not. He is one of two vets on the Channel 5 TV series, The Yorkshire Vet. Despite being on C5, the series is really, really good – like a real life All Creatures Great and Small. How would be best to contact Mr Norton? I emailed the veterinary surgery via their website. Within an hour, Julian replied, thanking me for my email and promising to send me something signed. How nice of him!

My last ‘stalk’ of the day may prove a little more difficult. I would like the autograph of the Leeds United manager, Garry Monk, and my favourite player, Pontus Jansson. I have emailed the Supporters Liaison address, which I found on the Leeds United website. I have also tweeted the new owner, Andrea Radrizzani, asking him to follow me, so I can send him a direct message, or provide me with an email address, in which I can send my request for a siggy from Monk and Jansson. I won’t hold my breath on a response.

I did think about asking the Queen for a letter, but think the only way I’ll get anything from her is on my 100th birthday. Assuming I live that long, she will be 157 years old. Still more likely than Leeds United sending me anything.

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