Why Madonna's Happy Birthday is also a happy day for collectors



She's sold 300 million records worldwide and, despite turning 53-years-old today (August 16), shows no signs of slowing down.

Once-upon-a-time, you'd have been forgiven for dismissing Madonna Ciccone's pop career as a flash in the pan - particularly during the ultra-competitive 1980s.

Yet the Queen of Pop, as she is now universally known, has successfully seen off the competition from successive generations.

She's today not only in the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists list, but is also one of the most successful solo artists in the history of the Billboard chart.

In other words, while the longevity and prospects of her fellow pop princesses Lady Gaga and Rihanna are open to debate, Madonna's legacy is now firmly established.

From a collector's point of view, Ms Ciccone's establishment in the pop canon means that her memorabilia will surely grow in value in the future.

Collectors can basque in the glory of Madonna's success with classic memorabilia items like this lingerie item from her 1990 "Blonde Ambition" tour


In fact, for evidence of Madonna's success you only need to look at the current markets...

The average value of a Madonna signed photo went up by £895 to £950 in the past year. That's a rise of 6.15%, which certainly beats any savings account.

And, if you're budget is higher than £950, the Ms Ciccone's career has more than its share of iconic past highlights to delve into (pictured above).

At Paul Fraser Collectibles, we're confident that historic Madonna items like this basque from her legendary 1990 "Blonde Ambition" tour could one day be as valued on the markets as Michael Jackson's valuable rhinestone gloves are today.

Watch this space for all the upcoming Madonna memorabilia news.


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