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On Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:26:52 UTC, PeterN  wrote:
> On 2/22/2018 9:53 AM, android wrote:
> > On 2018-02-22 13:42:49 +0000, PeterN said:
> > 
> >> On 2/22/2018 5:07 AM, Whisky-dave wrote:
> >>> On Wednesday, 21 February 2018 17:21:07 UTC, PeterNĀ  wrote:
> >>>> On 2/20/2018 10:38 PM, nospam wrote:
> >>>>> In article<p6iohh0qff@news4.newsguy.com>, PeterN
> >>>>> <"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> Last year there was a Star Trek exhibit on the Intrepid. It 
> >>>>>> combined the
> >>>>>> original with the Next Generation. I was told that most of the actors
> >>>>>> were nice, regular guys. William Shattner was charging for his
> >>>>>> autograph. I leave the name for that, up to the readers.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> most of them do that. they know the fans will pay, so why not.
> >>>>
> >>>> Not when they are being paid for the appearance. And the fans are 
> >>>> making
> >>>> a generous donation to a charity.
> >>>> BTW I used to represent entertainers. Most thought it beneath them to
> >>>> charge for an autograph. They either declined, or gave one free. I 
> >>>> don't
> >>>> know the source for your statement, but I KNOW it's not true.
> >>>
> >>> I went to ST convention and most of the stars you had to pay for 
> >>> their autographs and pay for the part where they stand on stage and 
> >>> answer questions.
> >>> Depending on who they were the cost was set, some were free but most 
> >>> cost money, I only went to the free ones.
> >>> But this wasn't a charity event.
> >>>
> >> I specifically was talking about charitable fund raisers.
> > 
> > I prefer autographs on personal checks. Don't really care much about who 
> > signs on as long as the bank honor them... :-ppp
> 
> Those were the only autographs I ever requested, or received. I gave 
> them to my bank, to be returned them to their originators.
> 
> -- 
> PeterN

I've never been sure whether autographs and signatures are the same.
Personally I;d like to see someones famous autograph and then see what they use to sign cheques,
before I'll know. The sort of peole I know rhat sigfn cheques have never been asked for autographs
so it;s why I don't know.