Top 10 Most Expensive Autographs in the World
Either they are former presidents, renowned writers, actors or musicians, their name remained in history, so their signatures are indeed priceless! Priced at hundreds of thousands of dollars, the autographs are honored by the collectors who spend big when it comes to buying unique pieces.
Forbes created a top of the rarest and the most expensive autographs kept since the ink appeared.
Neil Armstrong – $11.900
The first man that put his foot on the Moon died last year. The signature of Neil Armstrong is worth $11.900. At least that’s the amount a collector paid for it.
Princess Diana – $12.400
Worldwide cherished and revered by the British people, Diana of Wales, “Princess of hearts” charmed the people who got the chance of meeting her at least once. Her signature is found on a nice postcard, specially made, with a message with hearts on Valentine’s Day. The lucky one who got her autograph was a waiter named George. The autograph was sold for $12.400.
Jean Dean – $19.375
The autograph of the rebel James Dean is on good hands – in the collection of an admirer, who paid for his signature no less than $19.375.
John F. Kennedy – $38.837
Approached by a maid in the hotel lobby where he was staying with the First Lady of America, the former president John. F. Kennedy left his signature on a copy of the local newspaper “The Dallas Morning News”. It happened just a few hours before he was killed. The copy was sold at an auction, five decades after the tragedy that horrified America, and has found a buyer who paid $38.837.
Jesse James – $51.240
Not only the signatures of famous actors or musicians are in great demand, but also those of the criminals. It’s the case of the autograph of the famous bank and train robber Jesse James. The picture with the signature of one of the most wanted American criminals of the 19th century was sold a little over $50.000.
Jimi Hendrix – $63.550
He listened to the music of Jimi Hendrix and besides albums and other mementos, an enthusiast added to his collection the signature of the famous guitarist. For that, he drew from his pocket $63.550.
Albert Einstein – $74.324
The already famous picture in which Einstein appears showing his tongue, accompanied by a dedication made by the scientist to his good old friend Howard Smith, was bought by an amateur of rare souvenirs for the amount of $74.324.
Marilyn Monroe – Joe DiMaggio – $191.200
Marilyn Monroe, one of Hollywood’s beauties, and her ex-husband Joe DiMaggio, left their signature on a baseball. The collection piece was sold at an auction, nearly seven years ago, for $191.200.
John Lennon – $525.000
A copy of the “Double Fantasy” album, the result of the collaboration of the famous couple Lennon – Yoko Ono was released in 1980, before the musician was killed, and has a priceless value for a collector, especially because it’s a copy signed by Lennon for the man who killed him. The collector paid for the signature more than half a million to have the album.
Shakespeare – $4.5 million
A signature attributed to the famous Shakespeare and found on an official document was sold for the record amount of $4.5 million!