This group is for those interested in The Andy Griffith Show and all cast and crew.

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My intention here is to have people upload authentic autographs of actors and actresses that have appeared on the "Andy Griffith Show." This is a bit of a daunting task since this show had many more episodes per season than modern television. The first season of "TAGS" had a whopping 39 episodes. Well over 500 actors appeared in various roles on the show during its run.  Of course many that appeared were in uncredited roles. Many others played various characters and "extra" parts.   Internet Movie Data Base is the most useful tool and anyone interested in more information on the actors/actresses should check there. Colin Male is listed as being in one episode, but he was also the voice-over announcer in 65 episodes. For my purposes in my personal collecting I count him only for this actual onscreen appearance.  So I hope this group will spawn some renewed interest in this wonderful show and the many great stars that appeared  on it.  Also hopefully we can add some interesting trivia about the show and stars.  If people have met stars from the show would love to hear those accounts as well.  Hopefully this will be as friendly and warm as Mayberry itself.

Discussion Forum

frances bavier....aunt bee

Started by carl cripps. Last reply by Scott Paul Aug 17. 2 Replies

my favourite on andy griffith....anybodys grandma...Continue


Started by Scott Paul. Last reply by Christopher Williams Aug 2. 174 Replies

There were many movie and television stars that appeared as guest stars (though never called that on the show) on TAGS.   Hopefully others will add their autographs of stars like Buddy Ebsen, Charlie Ruggles, Edgar Buchanan, Everett Sloane, Alan…Continue

Tags: Adams, Julia

A holy grail but is it Authentic?

Started by Tim Henderson. Last reply by Scott Paul Jul 27. 12 Replies

Ok so on eBay is the holy grail of TAGS!! A album page supposedly signed on the desilu set back in the 60’s in pencil! I have talked to a couple of my buddies who have been collecting years more than me and they not I think this can possibly be…Continue

Don Knotts Signed Miniature Mayberry Police Car

Started by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager. Last reply by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager Jul 6. 7 Replies

This may be my first time posting in this dedicated group. How popular are Andy Griffith Show signed toys? Any idea of value? I have this Don Knotts signed miniature Mayberry police car.Thanks…Continue

Tags: police car, andy griffith show, mayberry, autograph, don knotts


Started by Scott Paul. Last reply by Christopher Williams Jun 27. 94 Replies

One interesting thing about the show is that some characters are so strong you think they were in scores of episodes yet, in reality, they were in very few. Of the 249 episodes (250 if you count the Pilot which I do) filmed only Andy himself…Continue

Tags: Nicholson, Knotts, Ron, Ken, Lynch

Andy Griffiths autograph

Started by Loretta Newman. Last reply by Scott Paul Jun 14. 3 Replies

I recently purchased a scrap book from a local antique/junk store, I like to track down family so I can give it to them. I opened up the book to see where to start, low and behold there was an autographed signature of Andy Griffith. The scrap book…Continue


Started by Scott Paul. Last reply by Scott Paul May 5. 89 Replies

I am starting this in hopes people will add their real Andy Griffith autographs and the Linke "secretarial" ones for comparison.  Since the death of Andy Griffith I have noticed a growing appreciation of the man and actor.  He was much more than…Continue


Started by Scott Paul. Last reply by Scott Paul Sep 16, 2017. 26 Replies

I have changed the title of this from MR. SCHWUMP THE SILENT ACTOR to the above title.  I am going to try to include here actors and actresses who appeared in mostly (but not all) in uncredited roles on the show.  If anyone has exemplars for these…Continue

Tags: Schwamp, Schwump

RETA SHAW Autographed Photograph Sells for Remarkable Price!

Started by Scott Paul. Last reply by Scott Paul Feb 13, 2017. 4 Replies

RETA SHAW (1912-1982) was a wonderful character actress who often played tough domineering women.  She was in such movies as Mary Poppins, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, and Picnic.  Best known on television in shows such as Bewitched, The Ghost and…Continue

Tags: Shaw, Reta

frances bavier con't

Started by carl cripps Feb 5, 2017. 0 Replies

info on photo of frances bavierContinue

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Comment by Frank Johnson on February 25, 2018 at 8:26am

Scott although I do not have as much time as I had before to comment and add much to the site, I do try to read what you and others post. This is a very informative group. I have learned quite a bit. One on my reasons for joining was to inform collectors and sellers of all of the bogus Andy Griffith signatures I see on eBay and other sites. I hope we have helped out others. Also I am learning about the back stories of actors on the show on and off screen. Hope we can add new members and keep what we have. I learned something today, for some reason I never heard about Howard Morris being one of the main stars on the show "Your Show Of Shows" that debuted in 1950. One if my favorite memories I have is being first in his line to meet Howard to talk to him and get his autograph in New Castle Indiana during "Mayberry Days". He was energetic, funny just full of energy. So glad I have that memory. So Scott thank you for allowing me to be part of our little corner of Mayberry.  May the fish always be biting. But don't take any of them to an aquarium. Lol

Comment by Scott Paul on February 23, 2018 at 6:18pm

FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THIS GROUP!  Time certainly has a way of flying by and The Andy Griffith Show Collectors Group is now five years old.  A lot has changed we have lost more and more of the wonderful actors and actresses from the show.  I want to thank everyone who has contributed to this group.  Hopefully a few people have found it of some benefit.  

Comment by Tim Henderson on February 10, 2017 at 6:40am

I am so happy you have started this group! I love seeing example of signatures that I may have never seen had you not started this group! The people on here are so nice and helpful! Cant wait to see what the future holds for this group!!

Comment by Robert Babb on May 30, 2015 at 10:33am

It is such a timeless show! the only autos I have of the cast is George goober Lindsey and a stamped auto of jim nabors. I also got an autograph picture from the actress who played Darlene darling about a year ago but do not remember her name.

Comment by Tim Henderson on March 13, 2015 at 6:13pm
Gary would love for u to upload some of your tags autographs? Do I have any of the rare townspeople autographs would love to see some of the actors and actresses that you don't see everyday? Thanks
Comment by Tim Henderson on March 13, 2015 at 6:11pm
Welcome Gary good to have you!!
Comment by Scott Paul on March 13, 2015 at 3:13pm

Thank you Gary I am certain your expertise will be of great value to those who enjoy collecting Andy Griffith Show autographs.  If you know of anyone else who collect that might want to join this group please let them know.  We welcome everyone who has an interest in TAGS or any actor that appeared on the show.

Comment by Gary Wedemeyer on March 13, 2015 at 12:26pm

I am saddened by the amount of forged signatures being sold on eBay and the Internet in general. My particular area of expertise is the Andy Griffith Show. The amount of forged Griffith signatures is mind-boggling. I'm estimating around 99% is pure junk.

I have been collecting and dealing in Mayberry related signatures for more than 30 years. Most signatures you see were obtained through the mail and were signed by Andy's long-time personal Manager, Richard. O. Linke. I learned this fact from Mr. Linke himself.

It is very hard to find one authentic signed photo of Mr. Griffith. Some sellers routinely sell "signed" photos. It is plain and simple forgery. I have contacted many of the sellers and voiced my concerns. Some have been honorable and removed their bogus items. Some tell me to mind my own business.

All you have to do is look at the photos being offered on eBay. They vary from seller to seller. Even the same seller's autographs differ. Some will have an upper case "G" while some will have a lower case "g". Sometimes the "h" is continued to cross the "t". Sometimes it is not. While signatures vary with time and age, the basic structure is still the same.

Granted there are a few authentic signed photos out there but they are very rare. Most authentic signed Griffith photos are not shots from the TV show. They are  studio portrait photos and most always inscribed to someone. Your best bet to get an authentic signature is to purchase one of his personal checks. They pop up from time to time.

Mr. Griffith never attended any reunion show or autograph show. So if a seller tells you he got the signature at an event like that, they are being dishonest. Mr. Griffith did on occasion make public appearances but was very secluded. He had his own people with him and was very much protected.

Also beware of sellers who use the "Private Feedback" and "Private Auction" options. By using these options unsuspecting bidders can not be alerted to bogus items. I am very proud of my feedback and want as many people to see it as possible. Certificates of Authenticity (COA) mean absolutley nothing. If you'll fake an autograph what would keep you from faking a COA.

The bottom line is try to educate yourself on any item you are looking to buy. Search the Internet for other examples. Ask questions of your seller. An honest seller will be happy to field any questions and/or concerns you have about their item.

Comment by Gary Wedemeyer on March 13, 2015 at 8:48am

Hey everybody. I'm a new member on this forum and wanted to introduce myself. I've been collecting and dealing in "Mayberry" related signatures for over 30 years. It's the best show ever in my opinion. I've been fortunate enough to have met many of the performers from the show. I have or have had just about any autograph from the show you could think of. I buy and sell from time to time on eBay. My user name is andyfan1. It's always good to talk with other "andyfan's" about this great TV show. Take care - Gary

Comment by Joe W. on March 12, 2015 at 7:21pm
I couldn't get into RFD. I disliked Sam. I couldn't get into the color episodes, disliked Warren...(greatly). I guess for me the first 3 seasons were the best.

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