I have collected autographs for 20 years now and the best one I recieve in the mail or in person are the ones where the people actually enjoy signing or enjoy that you said thank you.
I got a great response back today from Robert and Kay Zufall. They where the couple that suggested the idea and she actually named it playdoh. He is a doctor and they live in New Jersey where they run a underprivileged clinic. That alone makes them very special.
Here's what they wrote back:
" Dear Lee , Of all the millions of people who have enjoyed playdoh, you are the only one who thought to look us up and to thank us. we will cherish your letter always. "
It takes me months sometimes to track people down because I enjoy the odd ones or the behind the scene folks. I have missed many of the inventors of our childhood toys but I am always on the lookout for others.
I'm going to send a couple of my vintage Playdoh packages for them to sign next and i'll share the images.