I think David Bowie would be truly tickled and very pleased to see folks making money with his scribblings. His first canvas brought $250 at auction in 1990 - he'd be amazed at what his own autograph brings now. He'd laugh and tell us to buy food and important things for our families instead.
I can't be the only person asked several times in here "who still cheap that I should stock up on" for just these events? I don't know. No opinion really. Well, one - prices usually come back down to earth. I'd wait. Others know more.
it has always bothered me and will continue to bother me. The fact that the person is deceased immediately limits the collectible (autograph). Why not wait until they are at least buried? I see it as cold opportunism.
It's a two way street. Personally, I think any dealer who already has items be offered should NOT raise their price. Poor taste. But, it is the marketplace that drives the price. When buyer interest rises so does the price. The same thing happens with all related items of the recently deceased. The bottom line is no one is forced to pay any amount unless they are willing.
the funny thing is when i have stuff for sale knowbody wants too buy them but as soon as they die they want to buy them and they want them at the old price,why didnt they buy them before .then they bitch when i want more.well i went out to get themto sign
sometime waiting days weeks had to store the crap for years and now u want a break
I've never liked the whole selling/buying of autographs as a business...but if somebody is going to do it...I don't fault them for trying to strike while the iron is hot.
Hell, I remember about 8 years ago, Carrie Fisher was at Comic Con selling her autograph for $35. So...if she wants to profit doing it, I can't fault others. Is it in bad taste? Sure. But so what.
like a bunch as celeberties have said they have a price tag on them.
basicly getting autographes for a living is like begging for money.
but rember how many skid row debbie gibson and vanillia ice u have and cant sell after all that work.
its a very fickled world