Two Signed Copies of the Top 100 Up For Auction
I rarely, if ever, ask for autographs. But if I ever paid for an autograph, I’d want to see the person sign whatever it is they were signing.
That’s why I’d have a difficult time buying these two books. An extremely hard-to-find signed copy of The Catcher in the Rye (first edition) is up for auction. The current bid is just over $3,700. JD Salinger was a reclusive man, so to find anything that he signed is special.
Charity Buzz is auctioning the book, and all proceeds will to the Cure For Cancers organization. According to the Charity Buzz website, the “Salinger signed book has been certified authentic by Steven Rocky, founder of PSA and Global Authentication. The winner of this auction will receive authentication paperwork from Mr. Rocky’s appraisal firm.”
In other auction news from the list, a first edition copy of Jack Keroauc’s On The Road is currently priced at just over $4,600, with the next minimum bid at $4,901. The same appraisal firm has authenticated this book as well.
Neither of the bids on these two books have met the reserve. I would hope that any charity auction is 100% sure that books like these have legitimate signatures. Maybe I’m too cynical, but I couldn’t drop that chunk of change on something that I can’t be certain is authentic, no matter what a piece of paper says.