"As far as I'm aware, Franklin Library/Easton Press books are made to order/designed as LE editions to begin with. Presuming that the rest of the book is there, I find it very hard to believe someone could fake it, even for a Fisher sig."
"I've never passed on a political autograph for personal reasons. The one book I have from a politician whose work I hated (a Canadian prime minister, who wrote a book on hockey that's about as fun to read as watching paint dry, and him…"
"Depends entirely on what you're collecting. Most U.S. presidents' books have held their value/appreciated very well, along with many celebrities.
In-person/personalized books usually command a much lower premium, in my experience."
"I've found that's become more frequent as of late.
A fellow collector alerted me to a number of cases he found of books that specifically had their ffep's/title pages neatly trimmed out, either at a store or before they were donated.…"
"Yes, quite a few, but I've always found the market/understanding for such things is very limited on this site. Not a bad thing by any means, but it's a bit difficult to talk to people about certain authors, rare signatures and the like.
"I came across something similar a year or two back. Not the same configuration, but both signed on the title page, with Michelle's full name and the standard Barack initials underneath. It would have been an absolute steal at the price ($30),…"
"Apologies for the necro, but I love discussing stories and finds like this. I've had quite a few over the years.
Some of the most interesting pieces I've found are books that have no comparable price information or similar copies online -…"
"The same thing happened with a convention up here in Canada, related to an older television franchise I was a fan of.
For those who were big fans of the Degrassi High/Degrassi Street franchise, a group of fans organized a convention near my city.…"
"David Niven's "The Moon is a Balloon", first edition, fifteeenth impression. Not in the greatest condition (dustjacket needs to be replaced/might need to be slightly pressed to reduce waving), but I helped "liberate" it…"