How much is my signed photograph worth?

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Mearto Specialist:


Delia has nearly 30 years of experience at regional and international auction houses in the United States, and is also currently the editor of an art and antiques trade publication that tracks market trends, auctions and antiques shows. Delia is a generalist in glass, ceramics, silver and other metals, fine art, textiles, antiquities, wines and spirits, stamps and currency, collectibles and dolls and toys. Additionally, she is a specialist in 15th to 21st Century furniture from around the world. Her extensive professional network of appraisers, curators, dealers and collectors has proven to be an invaluable resource in her work for Mearto.

Have you recently inherited or purchased a signed photograph and want to know its value?

Mearto provides quick and affordable online appraisals of signed photographs. Click on the "Start Appraisal" button above, follow the steps, and send us information and images of your signed photograph. Our qualified specialists will review and provide a fair market and insurance value, typically within 48 hours. Have questions about the valuation or need advice about selling? Our platform allows you to chat with a specialist for answers.

How can I know if my signed photograph is valuable?

Several factors determine the value of a signed photograph. Typically, it features a celebrity or someone well-known. Rarity, age, content, and the signature's material all affect value. Signatures in ink or permanent marker are more valuable than those in pencil. Larger, mint condition photographs hold higher value.

Which signed photographs are the most valuable?

Some celebrity signatures, due to frequent forgeries, impact the market negatively. For instance:

  • The Beatles: A complete set of signatures can be worth up to $5,000.
  • Neil Armstrong: Autographed photo value can reach $5,000.
  • Michael Jackson: Genuine autographed photos can be worth around $1,000.
  • Marilyn Monroe: Rare genuine signatures could value up to $15,000.
  • Jim Morrison: Autographed photos of The Doors' frontman can be valued at $4,500.
  • Walt Disney: His distinct penmanship adds value, with signed photos fetching up to $3,500.
  • Judy Garland: Authentic signed photos could be worth up to $2,000, though her signature is commonly forged.

How can I protect and preserve my signed photograph?

Framing and safe storage are crucial for preservation. Use frames, display cases, acrylic toploaders, or plastic sleeves to protect the physical integrity of your signed photograph. Improper storage might lead to UV damage, causing fading, or exposure to general filth, soiled photographs.

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I received a response and information regarding my items in less than 48 hours, which I appreciated. The appraiser was very knowledgable.

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