PFC40 Autograph Index



2015-06-26 10:44:00

The PFC40 Autograph Index is an index detailing the price performance of 40 of the most regularly traded autographs, including those of celebrities and historical figures.

The Index is compiled by well known collectibles expert Paul Fraser and is displayed on the Paul Fraser Collectibles website.

The values within the index are for genuine, fully authenticated pieces in museum grade quality.


The autographs within the index show an average compound increase of 14.84% per annum and an average increase of 358.5% in the 11 year period from 2000-2011.

Even amdist a recession the index showed an increase of +5.2% in 2010-2011 with the top performing autograph (Michael Jackson) increasing in value by 60%.

The top performing autograph in the index has increased by over 1,000% in a 11 year period.

The index shows that, currently, the most valuable autograph is a signed photo of The Beatles at £24,000.

Most valuable autographs within the PFC40 Index

As of 2011 the most valuable autographs within the index are:

  1. The Beatles - £24,000
  2. The Moonwalkers (the 12 men who walked on the moon during the Apollo missions) - £12,950
  3. James Dean - £12,500
  4. Apollo 11 crew (Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins) - £9,500
  5. Diana, Princess of Wales - £8,950

Top 5 increases in value within the index

The largest increases in autograph values according to the PFC40 autograph index are:

  1. George Harrison – signed photo – increased in value by 1182.1% over a 11 year period
  2. Neil Armstrong – signed photo – increased in value by 981.8% over a 11 year period
  3. Fidel Castro – signed photo – increased in value by 807.7% over a 11 year period
  4. Walt Disney – signed photo – increased in value by 844.4% over a 11 year period
  5. Paul McCartney – signed photo – increased in value by 757.1% over a 11 year period
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