Neil Armstrong autograph up 26.05% since 2011, reveals PFC40 Autograph Index
The PFC40 Autograph Index announces Neil Armstrong as the best performing autograph in the past 12 months
Paul Fraser Collectibles, Friday 31 August 2012
Neil Armstrong has been the best performing autograph between 2011 and 2012, according to the latest figures from Paul Fraser Collectibles' PFC40 Autograph Index, which has been released today.
The 2012 edition of the index, which tracks the price performance of the 40 most sought-after autographs, has found that signed photos of Neil Armstrong have risen by 26.05% since 2011.
Paul Fraser, founder of Paul Fraser Collectibles, comments: "Prior to his death, Neil Armstrong was already one of the most valuable signatures on the market, due to his unsurpassable position as the first man on the Moon, and his reluctance to sign autographs.
"With a surge in demand following his death, values have reached a whole new level."
The price increase sees Armstrong place joint fifth in the list of most valuable individuals, which remains headed by James Dean.
Top 10 most valuable autographs 2012
James Dean £14,000 - up 12% since 2011, 19.81% pa since 2000
Bruce Lee £9,950 - up 15.58% pa since 2000
Lord Nelson £9,500 - up 14.87% pa since 2000
Princess Diana £8,950 - up 17.83% pa since 2000
Neil Armstrong £7,500 - up 26.05% since 2011, 24.32% pa since 2000
Albert Einstein £7,500 - up 7.91% since 2011, 12.89% pa since 2000
John F Kennedy £7,500 - up 12.37% pa since 2000
Marilyn Monroe £6,750 - up 7.14% pa since 2000
Sir Winston Churchill £6,500 - up 9.24% since 2011, 7.93% pa since 2000
John Lennon £6,500 - up 4% since 2011, 20.48% pa since 2000
View the full PFC40 Autograph Index here
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