A signature is a handwritten (and often stylized) depiction of someone’s name, nickname, or even a simple “X” or other mark that a person writes on documents as a proof of identity and intent. Here are 5 World’s Most Expensive Signatures in the history. Check it out!!
1. George Washington
One of the most valuable literature in American history is George Washington‘s, the first president of the American, personal constitution book titled act of Congress printed in 1789 in the first year of George Washington served as the president of the United States. On the first page it contains the signature of George Washington.
In 2012 the book was auctioned at Sotheby’s. Before the auction started, its estimated price was about the range of 2 million to 3 million US dollar. Two unnamed bidder fought for this book during the bidding and the auction closed at a final value of 9.8 million US dollar and become the World’s Most Expensive Signatures. The auction winner is a non-profit association ann Bookout.
2. William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare is known as one of the greatest writers in the history. While still alive, he has written about 38 tragedy, comedy and history plays, 154 sonatas, two narrative poems, and many other poems. he actively wrote between 1585 – 1613. All of his work has already translated in almost all languages of the world.
There are only six signature are believed to be the original signature belongs to the maestro of English literature, that each signature is worth 5 million US dollar
3. John Lennon
John Winston Lennon a.k.a John Lennon is the vocalist of legendary British Band, the Beatles. The songs that he wrote along with Paul McCartney made the Beatles the most successful band in the 20th century .The song “I wanna hold your hands” which was released in 1964 was the first song of the Beatles that penetrates the music market of United States and to be opening the gate “british invasion “in the land of uncle sam.
And in 2003 the last of John Lennon’s signature is written on the cover of his album titled Double Fantasy sold for US $ 525,000. This is a signature in the cover album from John Lennon requested by his fan Mark Chapman 5 hours before John Lennon murdered, and the murderer is Mark Chapman himself.
4. Jimi Hendrix
James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”. Hendrix signature on a contract paper dated October 15th 1965 is sold for US $ 200,000.
5. Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page is a guitarists who influenced many guitarists around the mid 60’s and 70’s. Jimmy Page started his career as a guitarist recording studios in London and in 1966 to 1968 Jimmy joined “The Yardbirds” band. Later Jimmy became the founder of the pioneering English band who became a legend of the world, Led Zeppelin.
Led Zeppelin masterpiece album made the band a very successful band in the 70s. Jimmy Page Signature in 1963 on the top of Gibson guitars is valued US $75,000.
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