Autograph Price Guide
Does anyone think that Krause's Standard Guide to Collecting Autographs is an accurate price guide? I collect literary cut signatures and their prices seem impossibly low. For instance, I have a very rare Stephen Crane that they list as $500. F Scott Fitzgerald is at $425. A signature that just isn't out there, Emily Dickinson, is $800. I defy anyone to find a Dickinson signature for $800. I would pay twice that much. Charles Dickens at $585? Where? Is there a better source for accurate values? If I could buy at their prices I would be spending like crazy. It devalues one's collection at the same time as being an unreliable gauge of market values.