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Macca tops autograph chart.

paul mccartney signatureI only have a few Beatle related autographs.  I am not one of the lucky ones that possesses a Beatle’s autograph.  I have a few peripherally related ones (i.e. Pete Best, Cynthia Lennon, Geoff Emerick, etc.), but not a real Beatle’s autograph.  In my realm of memorabilia collecting I one day will get one.  It’s nice to see Paul top the charts in another category like this one. It is a testament to some of The Fab’s staying power as artists.

McCartney’s signature is the most expensive of the ever-more-valuable celebrity autographs.

The former Beatle’s signature, worth £125 in 1997, has since taken an incredible 900 per cent price-hike and is now valued at £1,250.

Fraser’s Autograph Gallery began tracking an index of 100 personalities, including McCartney, Robbie Williams and Eighties pop star Richard Carpenter, in 1997. It has shown an overall rise of 204 per cent, with many names increasing by significantly more.

Chairman Paul Fraser said Sir Paul’s secret was a steady reduction in the supply of his signature. “It’s about scarcity,” he explained. “McCartney used to sign a lot more than he does now, but the demand for all The Beatles is still very high, which is why his signature has risen so much.

“McCartney was always the second most popular Beatle after John Lennon and now that there are only two Beatles left, the value of his signature is at an all-time high,” he continued, adding that, on the night of George Harrison’s death, the value of his autograph quadrupled.

“Also it is rare to get hold of a genuine signature from Neil Armstrong, as he very quickly got fed up with autograph hounds and now hardly ever signs,” Fraser added. “Pele is very rare to come by as he has never really signed and it now looks like he never will.”

Source: Digital Spy


4 Responses

  1. Hi, I bought a box of records at a yard sale for $5 yesterday and in it contained a old record cover with Paul McCartney’s autogrph on it. Do you know how I would determine the value of this.

    Thank you,
    Samantha Lopez

  2. I would take it to an autograph expert and have it appraised. I would start with the Beatle expert Perry Cox. You may want to look at:

  3. I got a Band on the Run LP from Frank Caiazzo. It was my first Beatle autograph item. Since then I got a Ringo signed Bad Boy LP and a George signed George Harrison LP.
    If you are thinking of getting into buying Beatles autographs, be very carefull as there are a ton of fakes. I’ll only buy things that Frank has looked at or from Tracks in the UK.

  4. I have the autographs of John Lennon, Pete Best, George Harrison and Stu Sutcliffe on a bill from the star club in Hamburg when they were performing there in the early 1960s. It was given to me by my aunt who worked at the club. What would be its value – what would be the best way to find a buyer?

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