The Most Valuable Autographs in the World

The Autograph Auction, based out of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, offers fans and collectors some of the most popular celebrity autographs. While the Autograph Auction specializes in the autographs of actors and musicians, they provide professional athlete signatures and memorabilia, as well.

Given the attention celebrities receive in today’s culture, it should come as no surprise that the world’s most popular autographs can sell for thousands of dollars. Among the most popular celebrity signatures circulating among modern collectors is that of J. K. Rowling, author of the beloved Harry Potter book series. The author’s signature is valued at just under $2,000, while a junkyard chair she sat in as she composed the first Harry Potter novel sold at a 2009 auction for $30,000. Another popular signature belongs to Sir Paul McCartney of the Beatles, whose autograph is valued in the range of $3,000.

The second and third most valuable autographs in the world belong to Prince William and Fidel Castro, which sell for $3,275 and nearly $6,000, respectively. However, both pale in comparison to the signature of Neil Armstrong. The famous astronaut no longer signs autographs and over the last decade the value of his signature has risen 1,000 percent, to an astounding $7,500.