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Why Invest in Autographs?

“None of my other investments give me the joy that autographs do, because they make me feel that I am holding a piece of history in my hands. In my view, they are the most undervalued of all areas of collecting, especially when you consider what people are paying for even second-rate paintings.”

Malcolm Forbes – Forbes magazine.


On 30th September 2010, the Financial Times wrote;


At a time when many investments seem as reliable as a flutter at the roulette wheel, these ephemeral mementoes of important people are proving to be not just a fans’ obsession, but also a surprisingly reliable place to invest money.

The figures are certainly impressive. On average, the value of collectable signatures sold through dealers is rising by a respectable 10 per cent a year, while the price of the most sought-after autographs has increased almost a thousandfold over the past 10 years. By comparison, the FTSE 350 index of leading UK shares has increased by 25.6 per cent. There is now an estimated 200m autograph collectors worldwide, and while many are diehard fans keen to own some detail of their heroes’ lives, a growing number are investors looking for a healthy return.


Collectors investing in autographs focus on acquiring autographs of people who have achieved significant feats. As with all investments it is paramount to buy and sell at the right time. The items listed here we believe could give genuine investment opportunities, although your primary reason for purchasing an autograph should be for the enjoyment of the piece.

As with all investments the value of an autograph can fall as well as rise, past performance is not a guide to future performance.

If you have any questions or require advice about investing in autographs, please do contact us info@universalautographs.co.uk