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why old 50s-60s autographs have little value?

Im a big fan of motown and doowop music. Ive been looking at signed photos, albums etc an alot of the old bands have little to no value on. Such as the skylarks, the marcels, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Neil Sedaka, bobby vinton etc. Its weird seeing once huge acts having little to no collector value now

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  • 11 months ago
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    The people who listened to those artists are dying off and there are far fewer people alive now who know who they are. Only the real legends hold value or see an increase. Sinatra, Crosby, or someone who was a big enough name who also happened to die young and so the supply if limited. Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline etc. Doowop was a short-term genre and there were a LOT of people doing it, and I will bet if you read a list of some of the bigger names to a 30-year old, they wouldn't know more than one or two, and to a 20 year old, you'd get a blank stare. Motown? Some of the bigger names are still living. Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and the like. If someone is still alive to sign, that depresses the market.

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  • 11 months ago

    Commodities have high value when the supply is low, but the demand is high. Apparently, that's not the case with old 50s-60s autographs.

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  • 11 months ago

    To have value something must be rare, there were thousands of signed photos sent out every week.

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  • martin
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    With signed photos, as with antiques, there's no value except in the rare instances of a shop located where people of high interest live. For example, you will find a high interest among Hollywood and Beverly Hills tourists in celebrities such as the great singers of yesteryear. Therefore, your autographs have great value, but only in specific locations.

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  • Carson
    Lv 6
    11 months ago

    Because the people that listened to the artist you mentioned are dying or dead.

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  • Tony B
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Well go on then, tell us why.

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