Auction provides good examples of how to document an autographed itemOctober, 23 2014
By James Massey
WhatSellsBest.com - A vintage bass guitar signed by Paul McCartney has fetched $23,877 for charity on eBay.
The signed left-handed-bass, a 1964 Hofner 500/1 handmade in Germany. Included a black hard shell case and brown leather guitar strapsent.
The auction provided some good examples of how to document an autographed item, by providing a record to help support the items authenticity. A good practice that can only help bidder confidence.
According to the sellers listing, the bass was sent to Grammy’s specifically for Paul's signature. Adding; "Paul signed while backstage during rehearsals for his performance at this year’s 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2014."
The seller (grammyauctions) then provided a photo of Paul actually signing the guitar, along with numerous photos of the bass after it was signed. The basses serial number was also written into the auction listing.
All these steps can add value for a seller who's wanting bidders to give their best.
The photos, auction listing, and purchase receipt (if kept) can all help the buyer, if they decide to resell in the future.
Because all of the documents can help provide proof of authenticity and confidence for the next buyer.
$6 Million Dollar Man
Paul's signature and the guitar were donated to help raise help raise funds for MusiCares. An organization providing assistance for music people in need.
According to MusiCares, Paul was their first Person of the Year honoree, whose tribute concert grossed $6 million for the charity.
Learn more about MusiCares in the video below.
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