How Much is That Beatle Autograph Worth?
Posted on October 25, 2014
We don’t collect Beatle memorabilia like autographs, signed photos, tickets, posters, toys and such – but many people do.
If you have an authentic Beatle photograph which is autographed by one or more of the band you might be wondering what it’s worth. And is it increasing in value as the years go by?
Well, it turns out that signed Beatle photographs appear to be a pretty good investment.
That’s according to the PFC40 Autograph Index, compiled by Paul Fraser Collectibles. Their list tracks the values of 40 of the world’s most sought-after autographs since the year 2000. The prices given are an evaluation of the market value for a fully authenticated, best quality signed photo, based on close monitoring of dealer and auction sales. (A “best quality” example will feature a photograph in superb condition, depicting the subject in their most famous era, with a sharp, clear signature acquired during that period).
The Beatles Signed A Hard Days Night Album Cover
For Sale: £35,000.00
On the latest PFC40 Autograph Index Summary the Beatles feature prominently:
The most valuable autograph: £27,500 for a signed photo of The Beatles. (That’s US$44,220, or AU$50,333 at today’s exchange rate!)
In 2013-2014 one of the top performing autographs was Paul McCartney’s, with an increase in value for the year of +25%.
Paul McCartney Signed Photograph
Paul McCartney Autographed Photograph
Over the ten year period 2000-2014 the top performing autograph was George Harrison’s with a staggering +1,694.9% increase over that period.
The Beatles as a group appear twice in the Top 40 list for 2000-2014, as do all four individual Beatles – John Lennon (+900% over 15 years), Paul McCartney (+1328.6% over 15 years), George Harrison (see above), and Ringo Starr (+541% over 15 years).
So, hang on to those autographs – especially if they are on photographs or album covers.
The Beatles Autographed Album Page
For Sale: £7,950.00
Also check out this article “Baby You’re A Rich Man. Should You Invest in the Beatles?“