WORLD’S RAREST AUTOGRAPHS AVERAGING 14.84% RETURN PER ANNUM Rare autographs such as Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson and The Beatles continue to outperform the stock market according to the PFC40 Autograph Index
News-Antique.com - Jun 15,2011 - The PFC40 Autograph Index tracks the real price increases of 40 of the world’s most sought after historical and celebrity autographs.
- PFC40 Autograph Index +358.54% since 2000
- Average compound increase +14.84% since 2000
- PFC40 Autograph Index +5.2% in 2010/2011
- Lord Nelson signed letter +6.15% to £9,500
- Albert Einstein handwritten signed letter +15.83% to £6,950
- Sir Paul McCartney signed photo +16.67% to £1,750
- J.K. Rowling signed book +25% to £1,500
- Michael Jackson signed photo +60% to £1,200
- Neil Armstrong , the world’s most valuable living signature, signed photo +8.18% to £5,950
About the PFC40 Autograph Index:
The PFC40 Autograph Index is designed to measure the overall performance of the rare autograph market. It highlights the prices being achieved for fully authenticated autographs in museum grade condition.
Paul Fraser, the compiler of the index, comments “The index shows the strength of the rare autograph market during these turbulent times. An increasing number of investors are turning to these real assets for security and diversification, in the knowledge that supply is limited and interest is increasing globally. That, combined with the pleasure of owning a small piece of history, makes for a compelling investment”.
“None of my other investments give me the joy that autographs do, because they make me feel that I am holding a piece of history in my hands. In my view, they are the most undervalued of all areas of collecting, especially when you consider what people are paying for even second-rate paintings.” Malcolm Forbes
Facts about the rare autograph market:
- Estimated to be three million serious collectors underpinning the market
- Autograph market valued at £3 billion per annum
- Collectibles markets expected to double in size by 2030
- Most valuable autograph – William Shakespeare, six known copies valued at $5m each
Notes for Editors:
For further information & images please visit www.paulfrasercollectibles.com/PFC40-Autograph-Index or contact Kylie Whitehead at firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0) 117 933 9500.