Rudolph Valentino Autograph 7″x9.5″ Photo Sells for $3,372 at NateDSanders.com Auctions
Rudolph Valentino autograph
A Rudolph Valentino autograph, unfortunately, appears to be losing value. The shame of it is that the collectors of the 1970’s and 1980’s who collected a Rudolph Valentino autograph, a Greta Garbo autograph or a Jean Harlow autograph are no longer with us. The teenagers who lusted after Valentino are also way gone. Today’s audience doesn’t know about Rudolph Valentino’s legendary status because it is not marketed on the Internet and it is not on the television. However, there are still some die-hard movie and autograph collectors out there who do collect Rudolph Valentino autograph items, because a signed photo can still set you back around $2,000. But beware, there are a lot of Rudolph Valentino stamped signatures being sold as an authentic Rudolph Valentino autograph, so make sure you do your research or check with an expert before laying out your $2,000. Here are some of the Rudolph Valentino signed photos that we at NateDSanders.com Auctions have sold:
Rudolph Valentino Autograph on a Photo
Rudolph Valentino autograph on his photograph. Gelatin silver matte borderless double-weight 7.25″ x 9.5″ print of Rudolph Valentino by Arthur Rice. The handsome actor is shown wearing Argentine traditional dress in his role as “Julio Desnoyers” in the film “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” (Metro, 1921). The photograph is signed with sentiment in black fountain ink at the lower right corner, “To Jimmy, with best wishes, R. Valentino, 1921.” Additionally signed “Rice” in black ink by the photographer. Tiny chip at upper edge, else fine. Sold for $3,372.
Rudolph Valentino Autograph on His Photo — Scarce Signed Item by the Film Star Who Died at Age 31
Intimate portrait photograph of Rudolph Valentino signed in green fountain pen, “To Louis Mountain / with best wishes / R. Valentino”. Matte-finish photo measures 5″ x 7″. In near fine condition, with some rippling and tiny cut to lower edge and the inscription somewhat light from irregular ink flow. The signature itself is clear and bold. A very rare signed item from the 1920’s screen icon. Sold for $1,920.
Rudolph Valentino Autograph on His Photo — Early Signature From 1919
Rudolph Valentino autograph on his photo and inscribed in Italian. Black and white bust portrait of a pensive-looking Valentino is inscribed to one Murriell and signed, ”Rodolfo / 1919”. Matte photo bears the stamp of Hoover Art Co. of Los Angeles. Measures 7.5” x 9.25”, mounted to heavier board. Trimming to edges, very light silvering and a discreet tear to the left edge, else near fine. Sold for $1,831.