Common autograph terms…

ADS – Autograph Document, Signed: A document written in the hand of the signer. (Plural ADsS)

ALS – Autograph Letter, Signed: A letter written in the hand of the person who signed it. (Plural ALsS)

ANS – Autograph Note, Signed: A note written in the hand of the person who signed it. (Plural ANsS)

AQS – Autograph Quotation, Signed: An autographed quotation written entirely in the hand of the signer. (Plural AQsS)

Autopen – A device that uses a pen to duplicate a person’s signature.

Carte-de-visite – A portrait photograph, usually full-length, mounted on a small card.

DS – Document, Signed: A document that is printed and originally signed (Plural DsS).

FDC – First Day Cover: An envelope with a postmark issued on the date and in the city a stamp is issued. Sometimes collected autographed.

IPS – Inscribed Photograph, Signed: A photo bearing an inscription or personalization by the signer. (Plural IPsS)

LS – Letter, Signed: A letter written by someone other than the signer. (Plural LsS)

SB – Signed Book

SP – Signed Photo (Sometimes shown as PS)

SASE – Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope

Secretarial – Signed by a secretary or staff member.

TD – Typed Document

TDS – Typed Document, Signed: A typed signed document (Plural TDsS)