John F. Kennedy autographs for sale
John F. Kennedy autographs for sale are items signed by the former U.S president John F. Kennedy available to buy on the collectors markets.
Popularity and value of John F. Kennedy autographs
The story of John F. Kennedy’s life and political career continues to fascinate people around the world almost 50 years after his death. There has never been another U.S President whose aura has captured the hearts and minds of a generation in such a way, and whose private life has caused such levels of intrigue.
Today he is still celebrated as a Liberal icon and cited as an influence on generations of political activists. The conspiracy theories surrounding his assassination continue to this day, and have spawned a Hollywood film along with countless books and documentaries.
From his creation of the Apollo space program to his role in the Cuban Missile Crisis, his policies have had a lasting effect on world history. And his rumoured connections to organized crime, along with his alleged affair with Marilyn Monroe have left an indelible mark on the American cultural landscape.
All these factors make him one of the most popular figures for political memorabilia collectors, but his iconic status means his autographs are highly sought after by the wider collecting community.
The popularity and value of John F. Kennedy autographs has increased in recent years due to the rising demand combined with a very limited supply. According to the industry’s PFC40 Autograph Index, the average price of his signature has risen 305.4% since the year 2000, from £1,850 to £7,500.
The most important thing to remember when purchasing John F. Kennedy autographs is that you should always buy from a well-established dealer.
Not only are there a large number of fake signatures on the market, there are also a large number of examples signed using an autopen. From his earliest days in the Senate, Kennedy used an autopen to sign a variety of items, from documents and letters to autograph requests.
What’s more, experts believe he may have had up to seven different autopen signatures, meaning it can be extremely difficult for anyone other than experts to tell worthless automated signatures from the genuine articles.
Genuine JFK autographs start at around £1,000, with official letters such as Senate papers and notes on White House letterheads starting at around £2,750 depending on the content.
Experienced, reputable dealers will only ever offer genuine autographs, and have recognised experts available to research the authenticity of every item before it is offered to collectors. These dealers will also offer a lifetime money-back guarantee on their autographs, rather than just a certificate of authenticity.