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
- curtisports2Lv 711 months agoFavorite Answer
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.
- HurricainLv 711 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.
- Fred3663Lv 711 months ago
To have value something must be rare, there were thousands of signed photos sent out every week.
- martinLv 711 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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- CarsonLv 611 months ago
Because the people that listened to the artist you mentioned are dying or dead.
- Tony BLv 711 months ago
Well go on then, tell us why.