View Full Version : Autograph values?
06-18-2001, 10:26 PM
So, my family was discussing I Love Lucy (no they aren't that said, just talking about the tour http://www.sitcomsonline.com/ubb/smile.gif) and my mother remembered that she has Desi's autograph cira 1950-ish.
Any idea how much something like this might be worth? She actually has a whole autograph book with a few celebs (donald o'conner, patti paige, etc).
Any tips on where I can send her to get an appraisal?
06-18-2001, 11:07 PM
Well, this isn't an actual appraisal by any means, but you could compare with the autographs on ebay. You could see what they're going for and kind of give yourself a rough estimate.
06-19-2001, 01:53 AM
That's crazy, I was just wondering yesterday how much their autographs would go for now and I came here and you've started a thread on it! I can only imagine how much a Lucy/Desi autograph would go for, I'm on my way over to Ebay now to check it out.
(PS-did your mom actually meet Desi to get that autograph? If so, how was he in real life? Nice? Fill us in!)
06-19-2001, 08:04 AM
In an antique magazine, they said that if the whole cast autographed a photo, and it was in MINT condition, it would be worth about $1,600. I'd guess that your pic is worth a good $500, mainly because he is the most famous of the cast. It has to be in mint be be worth really anything though.
06-19-2001, 05:20 PM
I think it was one of those things where his orchestra was performing at a club and she went and joined in with a crowd of fans and got her book signed.
As for it's condition, it'd be mint. Well as mint as a 40+ year old autograph book is that's been kept at the bottom of a jewelry box all those years.
Did some net searching and the average is about $150 it seems. But I wonder how much the whole book is worth, with various other celebs included...
06-20-2001, 12:00 AM
Originally posted by callmetootie:
mainly because he is the most famous of the cast.
You think he's the most famous of the cast? http://www.sitcomsonline.com/ubb/confused.gif Hmmmm, guess I'd have to disagree with you on that one! http://www.sitcomsonline.com/ubb/wink.gif I'm not suprised about the whole cast photo being worth that much. Darn, anyone else got a spare $1,600 floating around? http://www.sitcomsonline.com/ubb/frown.gif ::digs around in pockets::
I looked on Ebay and it looks like all the *starting* prices for a Lucille Ball signature are around $179 or so.
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06-20-2001, 03:21 PM
Originally posted by Roz1013:
Darn, anyone else got a spare $1,600 floating around? http://www.sitcomsonline.com/ubb/frown.gif ::digs around in pockets::
I've got six bucks sitting around. Wanna start a collection? http://www.sitcomsonline.com/ubb/wink.gif
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