Combining the two hottest markets of 2009



2015-06-26 11:47:24

Combining the two hottest markets of 2009

A stunning opportunity for one lucky reader

We've come up with a winning formula for you.

By combining the two hottest markets of 2009 we're offering a unique proposition.

But only one lucky reader can benefit.

You'll be buying a unique piece of literary history.

Quite literally...

Charles Dickens has come into his own in auction rooms in 2009.

Earlier this year a pre-publication copy of a Christmas Carol went up for auction with Christies.

Smashing a pre-auction estimate of $120,000-180,000 it eventually sold for $290,500 - a world record for a Dickens book.

At the same auction a First Edition copy of Bleak House sold for $134,500 - $50,000 more than the higher estimate.

A First Edition David Copperfield sold for $158,500 - some $40k above the estimate.

And aFirst Edition Nicholas Nickleby also sold for $158,500 - $60k above estimate.

The rare book market has been booming in 2009, but Dickens' success isn't limited to his books.

In December Bonhams auctioned Dickens' Ivory and gold 60mm toothpick, engraved with Dickens' initials.

Estimated at $3,000-$5,000 the toothpick sold for $9,150, three times the lower estimate.

So the demand for Dickens memorabilia is huge.

Books have sold for twice their estimate.

Unique pieces like the toothpick have sold for three times the estimate.

And there is a market that has done even better in 2009...

This is a market where auction estimates have been exceeded four times over...

The purchasing of autographs and memorabilia is one of the most popular hobbies in the world because of one reason...

The ability to hold an item of history.

The premium items are those that have been owned by celebrities, or icons.

Take Marlon Brando's watch - sold for $18,000

Marilyn Monroe's bathrobe sold for $120,000.

Audrey Hepburn's dresses sold for 268k.

But there is one market that offers the opportunity to be closer to a celebrity than any other...

This market made the news in November 2009 when an auction estimate of $400 was shattered.

After a frantic bidding a single hair from the head of Elvis Presley sold for $1,750.

The world sat up and took notice.

Over four times the auction estimate...

However that's not a one off...

Back in 2002 a small jar of Elvis hair clippings sold for $115,000 (75,000 at the time).

A dozen strands of hair from the head of Michael Jackson sold for 1,140 at auction in 2009.

And Elvis' hair from his famous Army haircut was expected to bring as much as $100,000 at a recent auction in the US.

Hair expert Mary Williams claims there is a huge body of celebrity hair collectors because the DNA in each strand of hair could one day create a clone.

The celebrity hair market has taken off.

Even strands of hair from the racehorse Secretariat sell for $160 each.

So today we have a unique offer for you.

Combining the two hottest markets of 2009

We can combine the two hottest markets of the year and offer you strands of hair from the head of Charles Dickens.

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These three strands of hair from the head of Charles Dickens are sold with a photocopy of a letter of authenticity from Georgina Hogarth, his sister-in-law.

Georgina lived with Dickens from 1842 until his death in 1870. Provenance doesn't get any better.

At a time when Dickens books are selling for twice their auction estimate, and celebrity hair is selling for four times auction estimates, 1,750 ($2,890) for three strands of Dickens hair offers exceptional value.

The provenance is impeccable and the hair will be mounted and framed for display.

The three strands of hair are included as a single lot so the first reader to apply will secure this fantastic opportunity.

Apologies in advance to the others.

We will also ship the item to you free of charge.

And you'll receive a Paul Fraser Collectibles Certificate of Authenticityconfirming the item is genuine.

+44 (0) 117 933 9503


Adrian Roose


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