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What do John Lennon & Jimi Hendrix Have in Common?

John Lennon harmonica

John Lennon Harmonica

John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix’s autographs and collectibles are both some of the most expensive items on the market, with a single Jimi Hendrix autograph tipping the scale to the tune of $20,000 and up.

For nearly a decade now, John Lennon autographs and memorabilia have seen impressive sales prices, as collectors look to soak up any and all collectibles relating to one of Britain’s greatest ever musicians.

According to the PFC40 autograph index, which tracks the value of the 40 most sought after celebrity signatures the value of a John Lennon autograph has risen from £695 ($1,070) in 2000 to £5,950 ($9,180) in 2010. That’s a rise of 756.1% in just a decade.

And unique autographed collectibles from one quarter of the Fab Four have seen astonishing prices at auction.

Back in June 2010, a handwritten copy of John Lennon’s lyrics to The Beatles song A Day in The Life sold for £778,000 ($1.2m) at Sotheby’s in New York.

Our recent countdown of the top ten most valuable vinyl records found a signed copy of John Lennon’s 1980 Double Fantasy LP which was valued at £340,300 ($525,000). The record was valued as such due to the fact that it was signed just 5 hours before his death on December 8, 1980.

And today, it’s been reported that Lennon’s Harmonica has become available.

Back in 2000, George Michael paid £1.4m ($2.1m) for Lennon’s famous white Steinway piano and his Beatles John Lennon’s Baldwin Acrosonic Piano from the John Lennon and Yoko Ono Estate- sold for $250,000.

And these values could soon be set to rise even higher.

When it comes to autograph collectors, it’s nice to know that John Lennon still tops the charts, as the best investment on the market. (Credit to Paul Frazier)

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This entry was posted on April 23, 2014 by in Authentication Tips and tagged , , .
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