It was March' 1993, when 23 years old Company Secretary Mr. Santosh Kumar Lahoti was showing his collection in the office of a Stamp Dealer for assessment where he met Mr. Prasant Arora, who is a stamp collector as well as autograph collector. The meeting was very fruitful. Once again it was a mere co-incidence that Mr. Lahoti was showing his collection to Mr. Rameshwar Das Binani and again he met Mr. Prasant Arora at Mr. Binani's office. Then it was Mr. Lahoti who proposed that we must form a club of Autograph Collectors to promote this educational and interesting hobby in India and its neighbouring countries, which was unanimously accepted by Mr. Binani and Mr. Arora. Thus the country's first Autograph Collectors Club was formed. The club is registered under The West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961.
33B, Rowland Road,
Kolkata - 700 020
13/E, D.N. Ghosh Road,
Kolkata - 700 025
"Shree Sadan", 26, P. K. Tagore Street,
Kolkata - 700 006
51/4, Strand Road,
Kolkata - 700 007
a) To promote and guide the study of Autographs.
b) To update members by articles and news in all fields of Autograph collecting.
c) To co-operate with the Autograph Clubs/Societies in various countries by offering them information, advise and help about their collection and to establish exchange relation with them.
d) To organize exhibition of Autographs in different cities of India.
e) To help collectors get addresses of celebrities. Today, the club has about 20,000 addresses of prominent persons of India and abroad.
f) To invite celebrity guests to the club for the purpose of getting the Autographs.
g) To check the authenticity of Autograph by experts.
h) To hold seminars to educate collectors and the public on all phases of collections, preservation and identification of forgeries.