Attention autograph hounds! If you stood in line at a bookstore, fought throngs of other signature seekers, and managed to get President-elect Donald Trump’s autograph, you will want to know this.
Those who collect signatures of American presidents, will also find interest in the answer. Is Trump’s autograph really worth something?
What Does An Autograph Go For Anyway?
As this video shows, individual autograph values are as unique as those who held the pen. But we also learned, political signatures are often the most expensive of all. This is great news if you have a Trump autograph — if you’re in the market for his signature, however, it could now cost you more.
Three Things Affecting Donald Trump Autograph Values
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- Trump’s signature is worth more today than a month ago. Presidents of the United States belong to an elite club — Donald Trump will soon become only the 45th historical figure in this group — immediately increasing the value of his pen strokes. The fact that he’s already actively supporting our military, our middle-class, and all Americans, should increase the asking price for his autograph.
- Not all documents are created equal, so what Trump signs, will affect an autograph’s value. Time will tell if a signed magazine or book cover, hat, or unique document, rise in cost. Historical influences can alter worth significantly — as was the case with John F. Kennedy’s signature on a newspaper printed with his death date.
- A scribbled approval or communicado, prior to taking the highest place of leadership in America, raises the stature of a president’s signature. Has Mr. Trump signed anything important? Sure he has. Until now, you are likely to find his name on a signed contract, check, or business letter, much like former presidents. Before his Presidency, George Washington signed letters from the battlefields of the Revolutionary War. Barack Obama penned directives as a Senator from Illinois. Thomas Jefferson wrote as Ambassador of France and Governor of Virginia. Who knows what Trump treasures will turn up?
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There’s no question an avalanche of Trump-penned items will soon turn up for sale. For a few hundred to a few thousand, you can currently find Trump-signed memorabilia. In the $7,000-$10,000 range, you can purportedly pick up a signed, relatively routine letter from Trump. Asking prices range from reasonable, to those obviously attempting to take advantage of the moment.
When it comes to autographs, as in valuing anything else an individual wishes to sell, the going price is based on what a buyer is willing to pay.
What would you pay for a Donald J. Trump autograph?