The Beatles autographs for sale
The Beatles autographs for sale are items signed by all four members of The Beatles that are available to buy on the collectibles markets.
Popularity and value of Beatles autographs
The Beatles are recognised as possible the most influential band of all time, and a group that changed modern music. They are one of the few acts to have combined record sales and hysterical fans with critical acclaim and musical innovation.
In all, the band have sold 1.3 billion records to date and produced a back-catalogue of timeless classics, many of which were years ahead of their time. They revolutionised the idea of the long-playing album, influencing every generation of musicians and music fans to have followed them, and achieved an iconic status which has never been equalled by any other band.
Amongst music memorabilia collectors, Beatles memorabilia is by far the most popular and valuable on the market. And its value has risen continually in recent years as competition between collectors has increased.
According to the industry’s PFC40 Autograph Index, the value of an autograph signed by all four members has risen from £5,500 to £24,000 since the year 2000, an increase of 336.4%.
Autographs signed by The Beatles are some of the most sought-after signatures in the music world. The most valuable examples are single items signed by all four members, in particular photographs, magazines and album covers.
Album covers are rare as their size meant few fans took them along to signing opportunities such as concerts. In all, there are just 125 known signed Beatles albums in the world.
The most prolific period for Beatles signatures was between 1962 and 1963, and their 1963 album ‘Please Please Me’ is the most frequently signed. After their U.S tour in 1964, during which they were mobbed by fans everywhere they went, safety concerns meant they rarely got close enough to fans to sign autographs on a large scale.
The value of Beatles signatures means there will always be a large number of forgeries on the market. It is important when collecting Beatles autographs to always buy from an established, reputable dealer that offers a lifetime money-back guarantee.
The guarantees offered by these companies, such as Paul Fraser Collectibles, are far more reliable than certificates of authenticity. Such certificates are relatively worthless on their own, as they offer collectors no protection or recourse in the event their signatures turn out to be fake.