The “Autograph Fair Trade Association” ( AFTAL ) was formed by a group of acknowledged autograph dealers, with the intention of stamping out the market in fake items and ensuring that the customer is able to find dealers that they can trust.

Inclusion in AFTAL is proof of each dealer’s commitment and professional competence. The Code of Conduct commits each AFTAL approved dealer to providing authentic items, with all the required knowledge, qualification and diligence that that may demand, and is the best possible proof any collector could have when looking to buy authentic signed memorabilia.

Simply put, there is no reason as to why any honest dealer should not become an AFTAL approved dealer, but many reasons why some could never become an AFTAL approved dealer.

The Universal Autograph Collector's Club, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of the autograph collector. Founded in 1965 by a Long Island group of collectors, the UACC has grown and developed into one of the premier collector's orgainzations in the world. This website illustrates the UACC's commitment to educating the collector as well introducing the hobby to those who may have an interest. 

The Difference Between UACC Members And Dealers

One of the questions the UACC receive all the time is what is the difference between UACC members and UACC Dealers? Simply put any collector can join the UACC but they are not recognized by us to sell autographs. Those companies in the UACC Registered Dealer program have submitted an extensive application along with written references to become an approved dealer. UACC policy is to recommend only these dealers to inquiries from collectors. These approved dealers are found on the UACC website with all contact details and are continuously being monitored by our staff. UACC dealers are also the only ones allowed to use the official logo in their advertising.