Space Signatures Heat Up the Autograph Market

The Autograph Auction offers a full spectrum of signatures from celebrities in areas such as film, sports, politics, and the arts. The Autograph Auction takes pride in offering 100 percent authentic pieces that reflect current trends in collecting. One rapidly expanding area of investment interest within the industry is space signatures.

Reflecting inherent scarcity, signed pieces of key figures in space history have long attracted interest and correspondingly high prices. Over the past 12 years, Neil Armstrong‘s autograph has risen in value by an average of nearly 23 percent each year. With the 50th anniversary of his 1969 moon landing approaching, collector interest is expected to reach a historic high in the next few years. Similarly, a full set of Apollo 11 crew signatures has more than quintupled in value since 2000 to a current price of $17,500, while a set of signatures from the 12 astronauts who walked on the moon fetches more than $25,000. In October 2013, a new record was achieved with the sale of an Apollo 11 space-flown autographed flag for nearly $72,000 at the Heritage Auction-sponsored Space Exploration Signature Auction in Texas.

Autograph Collectors Benefit from Buying through Dealers

Whether you are a history buff or a pop culture aficionado, you may find autograph collecting to be an enjoyable hobby. Although you can seek out signatures from notable people on your own, you may have better luck working through a reputable dealer like The Autograph Auction. Dealers often have special connections that help them secure hard-to-get autographs from celebrities who do not normally appear at signings.

Autograph experts recommend that you choose signed items that match your interests, rather than seeking out trends or items promoted as a good investment. That might mean that you choose to invest in signed documents, photos, or books, or in sports memorabilia, such as signed balls or jerseys.

The professionals at The Autograph Auction can help you find autographs from a wide range of celebrities and athletes. Because the company’s representatives witness each signature, it can offer a guarantee of authenticity that lets you know you are adding a genuine signature to your portfolio.