When it comes time to sell an autographed celebrity photo from your personal collection, you will no doubt want to know how to decide the best price for your piece. Every autographed celebrity photo has a set value based on the type of photo, the individual appearing in the photo, the quality of the photo and autograph, and whether the celebrity in the photo is dead or alive. The value of your photo will also be determined by if the celebrity in the photo is currently in high demand on the market.
In order to determine the best price for your autographed celebrity photo you will first want to evaluate the condition of the photo. You will want to determine if your photo is in "mint condition" or if is damaged in some way. The quality of the photo itself will be used to determine the value.
However, the only way to determine the actual value of your autographed celebrity photo is to take very important steps.
First you will need to be able to prove that the autograph on your celebrity photo is authentic. Meaning that you will need to prove that the signature on the photo was actually placed there by the celebrity in the photo. If you had the photo signed in person, then you know that it is legitimate. However, this does not mean that your buyer will know this. Therefore you will need to get your autographed celebrity photo authenticated.
There are many organizations and business through the United States that specialize in authenticating autographed celebrity photos and other celebrity memorabilia. Be sure to use a service that has a reliable reputation and has a good track record when it comes to authenticating such products.
Once an investigation has been linked by the service they will be able to provide you with a certificate of authentication. This is something that will be used in part to determine the overall value of the photograph.
Secondly, you will want to have your autographed celebrity photo appraised by a professional. Having your autographed celebrity appraised in very important. An appraiser will look at all aspects of your photo including the quality and will determine its worth based on many factors. These factors include but are not limited to: signature quality, rarity, and demand.
Another factor in the appraisal will be based on the exact signature that the celebrity placed on the photo. If the photo features an autograph that is not personal, but is rather just the celebrities name, it will be worth more than a personal autograph that features the originals owner name. This is why it is always important that when asking a celebrity to sign a photo to make sure you do not have them write a personal message to you on it. Although this is tempting and may make you feel more connected to the celebrity, it will actually decrease the value of the photo when and if you attempt to sell it.
No one wants to buy an autographed celebrity photo that is written out to someone else. They prefer to own photos that are basic and feature just the celebrity who appears in the photos autograph.
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