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Autographs

An autograph is a tangible piece of an otherwise fleeting memory, whether it was a show-stopping performance, an artistic legacy, or a sports victory beyond compare. The jubilation from the experience will slowly fade, yet the autograph of the star, artist, or athlete will keep the excitement alive forever.

Such is the collectible nature of autographs, which explains the excitement that signatures attract when they appear on the auction market. This enthusiasm is one that dates back to the ancient world, as collecting autographs was popular even in ancient Greece and Rome. From popular playwrights to Roman Emperors, the signatures of notable figures proved a perfect collector's item among ancient cultures.

The keeping of autograph albums became popular during the Renaissance and Baroque eras, and a market for selling autographs first appeared in England in the early 19th century. Thomas Thorpe, a London-based bookseller, became one of the earliest dealers to specialize in autographs, ushering in an industry for autograph collecting and sales that is still booming today. The value of autographs varies dramatically, as price is dependent on factors from rarity and importance to condition and content. Setting monetary value aside, one would be hard pressed to price the role of the autograph as a memory keeper, as personal as it is universal.

Recommended Items at Auction

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Hank Aaron Autographed Baseall with Stand & COA
Mar 10, 7:00 PM EST
Hank Aaron Autographed Baseall with Stand & COA
by Gem-Mint Auctions, LLC.
Est: $10- $100
$5226 Bids
Important Andrew Jackson And Martin Van Buren Signed Patent Document
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Important Andrew Jackson And Martin Van Buren Signed Patent Document
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$85025 Bids
The 1000 Goal Club, Signed Hockey Photo
Mar 02, 10:00 AM MST
The 1000 Goal Club, Signed Hockey Photo
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$25015 Bids
SANDY KOUFAX SIGNED BASEBALL W/COA
Feb 29, 11:00 AM EST
SANDY KOUFAX SIGNED BASEBALL W/COA
by Silver City Auctions
Est: $200- $250
$17013 Bids
PATRICK MAHOMES AUTOGRAPHED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Mar 03, 9:00 AM MST
PATRICK MAHOMES AUTOGRAPHED KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$25012 Bids
Apollo 15 Flown Flag on Crew Signed Certificate
Mar 09, 12:00 PM EST
Apollo 15 Flown Flag on Crew Signed Certificate
by Bid Again Auctions with American Space Museum
Est: $0- $0
$1,10012 Bids
Nolan Ryan Autographed 8 x 10 - PSA Certified
Mar 10, 7:00 PM EST
Nolan Ryan Autographed 8 x 10 - PSA Certified
by Gem-Mint Auctions, LLC.
Est: $100- $500
$5011 Bids
1998 TOPPS AUTOGRAPHS PEYTON MANNING BRONZE BGS 9
Feb 29, 11:00 AM EST
1998 TOPPS AUTOGRAPHS PEYTON MANNING BRONZE BGS 9
by Silver City Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$65011 Bids
Mickey Mantle/Joe Dimaggio Autographed 8 x 10 - GAI Certified
Mar 10, 7:00 PM EST
Mickey Mantle/Joe Dimaggio Autographed 8 x 10 - GAI Certified
by Gem-Mint Auctions, LLC.
Est: $200- $1,000
$12110 Bids
Willie McCovey Autograph Baseball with COA
Mar 10, 7:00 PM EST
Willie McCovey Autograph Baseball with COA
by Gem-Mint Auctions, LLC.
Est: $10- $100
$169 Bids
Patrick Mahomes Autographed Kansas City Chiefs
Mar 03, 9:00 AM MST
Patrick Mahomes Autographed Kansas City Chiefs
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$1159 Bids
Michael Jordan Autographed 8” X 10” Photograph
Mar 02, 10:00 AM MST
Michael Jordan Autographed 8” X 10” Photograph
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$3259 Bids
Mickey Mantle SIGNED NY Yankees MLB Baseball w JSA
Feb 28, 12:00 PM EST
Mickey Mantle SIGNED NY Yankees MLB Baseball w JSA
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$4009 Bids
Willie Mays SIGNED SF Giants Baseball Jersey HOLO
Feb 28, 12:00 PM EST
Willie Mays SIGNED SF Giants Baseball Jersey HOLO
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2758 Bids
HANK AARON, WARREN SPAHN,EDDIE MATHEWS
Feb 29, 11:00 AM EST
HANK AARON, WARREN SPAHN,EDDIE MATHEWS
by Vintage Auctions
Est: $80- $150
$308 Bids
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Mar 14, 12:00 PM CET
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by International Autograph Auctions Europe, S.L.
Est: €200- €300
€3808 Bids
BOOK OUR SPACE PATHS AUTOGRAPHED BY GAGARIN TERESHKOVA
Mar 02, 10:00 AM EST
BOOK OUR SPACE PATHS AUTOGRAPHED BY GAGARIN TERESHKOVA
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$2008 Bids
2007 TOPPS EXCLUSIVE KEVIN FAULK SUPERBOWL TICKET STUB AUTOGRAPH
Mar 05, 6:00 PM EST
2007 TOPPS EXCLUSIVE KEVIN FAULK SUPERBOWL TICKET STUB AUTOGRAPH
by Gem-Mint Auctions, LLC.
Est: $1- $10
$168 Bids
Willie Mayes Signed Baseball In Protective Case
Mar 02, 10:00 AM MST
Willie Mayes Signed Baseball In Protective Case
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$508 Bids
Ted Williams & Joe DiMaggio Signed Photograph
Mar 02, 10:00 AM MST
Ted Williams & Joe DiMaggio Signed Photograph
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$1308 Bids
KOBE BRYANT SIGNED #24 LAKERS JERSEY
Feb 29, 11:00 AM EST
KOBE BRYANT SIGNED #24 LAKERS JERSEY
by Silver City Auctions
Est: $300- $400
$2508 Bids
Ted Williams Autograph Baseball With COA
Mar 10, 7:00 PM EST
Ted Williams Autograph Baseball With COA
by Gem-Mint Auctions, LLC.
Est: $10- $100
$217 Bids
Ted Williams SIGNED Red Sox Baseball Jersey & HOLO
Feb 28, 12:00 PM EST
Ted Williams SIGNED Red Sox Baseball Jersey & HOLO
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$5507 Bids
AUTOGRAPHED SHOHEI OHTANI Funko Pop #81 W COA
Mar 03, 9:00 AM MST
AUTOGRAPHED SHOHEI OHTANI Funko Pop #81 W COA
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$657 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Autographs


Chaucer Auctions

Chaucer Auctions

International Autograph Auctions Europe, S.L.

International Autograph Auctions Europe, S.L.

Nate D Sanders Auctions

Nate D Sanders Auctions

Bonino

Bonino