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How to Determine Prices When Selling Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia

If you are looking to auction, buy, consign or sell Marilyn Monroe memorabilia or autographs with, please email Nate@natedsanders.com or call (310) 440-2982.

Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia

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It’s not easy to determine the value of autographs or Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, and yet, for hundreds of years, people have continued to collect items passed down from one generation to the next, half the time not realizing how much their items may have appreciated or be worth.

From famous politicians and Presidents, to cultural icons and celebrities, to astronauts or sports legends, for every walk of life there then are those people who continue to define their arena, thus, the so-called paper trail of memorabilia related to him or her remains in great desire, sometimes creating frenzies during auction time for exceedingly rare items.

Abraham Lincoln autographs, Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, Michael Jackson used garments, Neil Armstrong space flown items– just a handful of some of the most profound prices realized in the world of collecting over the years.

Ever wonder what an item in your collection may be worth? Click on the following and simply enter a topic to get an idea of how much comparable items have sold in the past.

http://natedsanders.com/auctionresults.aspx

For example, say you have a Marilyn Monroe worn necklace.

You will see that we have sold one for $29,136 and thus it is probably worth around the same.

http://natedsanders.com/LotDetail.aspx?inventoryid=24275

Here is the description:

Marilyn Monroe personally owned necklace. Brilliant beaded choker features crystal beads in graduated sizes, each with 16 multicolor facets. Choker fastens with a hook clasp. Measures 16” from end to end. Near fine. Originally part of the 28 October 1999 Christie’s auction of Marilyn Monroe’s personal effects, lot 248 of sale 9216. With tag still attached.

This piece of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia sold for an incredible $25,428:

http://natedsanders.com/LotDetail.aspx?inventoryid=11450

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We also sold her purse for $25,428:

http://natedsanders.com/LotDetail.aspx?inventoryid=9009

Marilyn Monroe’s own red feather silk-lined purse. The bold handbag features her monogram ”MM” in silver on the interior pocket. Double strap, with rhinestone-crusted shell clasp in silver metal. Provenance is from the estate of Monroe’s ”Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” costar Tommy Noonan, who played her wealthy boyfriend Gus Esmond. A gorgeous confection once belonging to the most iconic of Hollywood stars, in near fine condition. With provenance from Christie’s memorabilia sale, November 1999.

Same price realized for her ”Something’s Got to Give” personal script — $25,428:

http://natedsanders.com/LotDetail.aspx?inventoryid=13347

Marilyn Monroe’s personal copy of the unfinished 1962 film ”Something’s Got to Give,” abandoned after the star’s untimely death in 1962. In fact, most of the film’s completed footage remained unseen for many years. Monroe notoriously had missed a slew of shooting days due to a ”sinus infection” that disappeared at night, when she was photographed about town. This infuriated director George Cukor, and Twentieth Century-Fox went so far as to fire her on 11 June 1962 for missing 17 of the 30 shooting days. But, when co-star Dean Martin countered with, ”No Marilyn, no picture”, the studio relented and took her back, though she sadly died less than two months later. Script runs 161pp. long with 51 revised pages. Spine of script has the film’s title printed in black lettering with the date ”March 29, 1962.” Cover has ”Final / Confidential / For Planning Purposes Only” printed on it, as well as, ”Something’s Got to Give / March 29, 1962” and ”Property of / Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation” imprinted with the studio logo. Script measures 8.5” x 11” with some minor creasing, else very good. Housed in a custom-made red cloth box with a matching red leather slipcase. With Christie’s provenance.
While this piece of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia sold for $2,520.

 

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Of course the next step in valuing your item is determining its authenticity. Email Nate directly at Nate@natedsanders.com if you have an item your considering selling or consigning.
Some autographs are exceedingly rare while others are recirculated quite frequently in the auction world. Forgeries of course exist, therefore it’s important to get your item authenticated by a professional. We’ve been in the business for 25+ years and have seen it all.
If you are looking to auction, buy, consign or sell Marilyn Monroe memorabilia or autographs with, please email Nate@natedsanders.com.

To view our current auction’s selection of memorabilia, click here.

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