1948 High School Yearbook with James Dean Signature
Appraised Value: $3,000 - $3,500
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Appraisal Video: (1:35)
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GUEST: It's James Dean's junior yearbook from 1948.
APPRAISER: Well, let's take a look inside, Michelle. Let's see, we've got a few little places that show us some pages that has his picture in it.
GUEST: Right here.
APPRAISER: Right here. It's his regular school picture. Okay, that's his junior picture, correct? This was his junior yearbook.
APPRAISER: And then we have in here... I think we have another interesting picture... The junior class play of James Dean, and what was his nickname?
APPRAISER: Rack. And then finally we have...
GUEST: The basketball picture.
APPRAISER: The basketball picture, okay. And then the coup de grace--
APPRAISER: --is this item right back here, which is his signature and his nickname, Rack. So we have James Dean's signature with his nickname in his junior yearbook. Now, we know a signature alone is valuable. Do you have any idea what it goes for these days? Well, we know that a signature alone is usually worth about $1,500 to $2,000.
APPRAISER: Now, the only thing is, if this were his senior yearbook and we had a picture of him in his Frankenstein outfit in the drama, it would probably fetch around... I would say around $4,000. But this piece as it is, is easily worth about $3,000 to $3,500.
APPRAISER: Thanks a lot, Michelle, for bringing it.
GUEST: That's great.
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