Most owners of autographed celebrity photos would never dare of thinking parting ways with them. They look at autographed celebrity photos as a crowning achievement to their collections. However, there may come a time in a collector’s life where they will be forced to part ways with their autographed celebrity photos due to financial issues, or because they lose their passion for collecting.
Whatever the case may be, if you have decided to part ways with your autographed celebrity photos, there are some important steps you should take in order to sell them.
To begin with you should first get your autographed celebrity photos authenticated. There are many services that you can use to do this. Even if you know that the autographs on your photos are legitimate, the individuals that you will be selling to will always have their doubts. Therefore you should contact a business that specializes in authenticating autographed celebrity photos. However, in doing this you will have to pay for the service.
Now, when you are choosing a authentication service be sure to contact one that has a good reputation. Most buyers will do their homework and will ask you where you got your autographed celebrity photo authenticated. They will then contact the Better Business Bureau to make sure that the company you dealt with has a good reputation and that they have not had any fraudulent dealings.
Once you have had your autographed celebrity photos authenticated you will receive what is called a certificate of authentication. This will be your proof that the autograph on your celebrity photograph is authentic.
The next step you should take is determining the value of your autographed celebrity photos. To do this you will need to have your photos appraised. Once again you will be paying for this service. However, an appraiser can tell you the exact worth of your photos. You should always ask to have this number written down so that you can present it along with your certificate of authentication to any potential buyers.
There is a plus side to spending money to get your autographed celebrity photos appraised and authenticated. You can usually pass the cost over to your buyer. You can present them with the receipts for what you have paid out along with the cost of the photo. As in most cases they would have spent this money on their own to assure that the photo is legitimate. Many sellers will do this and even tell the buyer that they also have 30 days to return the photo in the same condition if they find that photo and autograph are not authentic.
From here you are ready to sell your autographed celebrity photo. Contact celebrity memorabilia auctions or stores and present them with your photos to see if they are interested. You can also list your photos on the Internet on celebrity related websites and personal auction websites such as E-bay. You can even run ads in collector magazines and allow the buyers to come to you.