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What’s the Value of a Frank Herbert Signature, Autograph or Inscription?

We collected a sample of 18 auction results for books containing Frank Herbert's signature from 1 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $114 and the highest overall price realized was $2280. The average price was $535 and the median price was $228. There were 5 auctions (27%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 8 auctions (44%) exceeding the high estimates, and 5 auctions (27%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auction results are highly dependent upon condition, rarity, edition, provenance, year of publication, publisher, and many other factors. Your book’s value will vary.

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Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Description Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
PBA10/18/2018Herbert, FrankDuneRadnor, PAChilton...jacket. Later printing. Inscribed by Frank Herbert with signature. $10.95 price...1965 but 1970s$400-$600$780 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/26/2018Herbert, FrankChildren of DuneNew YorkBerkeley Publishing Corporation, distributed by G.P. Putnam's Sons...jacket. Fourth Impression. Inscribed and signed by Herbert on the front...1976$200-$300$600 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/14/2016Herbert, FrankGod Emperor of DuneNew YorkG.P. Putnam's Sons...Presumed to be signed by Herbert at the limitation statement, as...1981$200-$300$330 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/21/2016Herbert, FrankGod Emperor of DuneNew YorkG.P. Putnam's Sons...Presumed to be signed by Herbert at the limitation statement, as...1981$200-$300$168 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/14/2016Herbert, FrankDune MessiahNew YorkG.P. Putnam's Sons...Edition, Third Impression. Signed by Herbert on the front free endpaper....1969$150-$250$300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/14/2016Herbert, FrankChildren of DuneNew YorkG.P. Putnam's Sons...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Herbert on the front free endpaper....1976$500-$800$1080 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/14/2016Herbert, FrankGod Emperor of DuneNew YorkG.P. Putnam's Sons...copies. First Edition. Signed by Herbert at the limitation statement, as...1981$250-$350$330 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/14/2016Herbert, FrankDuneLondonVictor Gollancz Ltd....First English Edition. Signed on the title page by Frank Herbert....1966$500-$800$2280 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/10/2013Herbert, FrankDuneLondonVictor Gollancz...English Edition. Bookplate signed by Herbert affixed to front free endpaper....1966$400-$700$360 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/24/2012Herbert, FrankHeretics of DuneNew YorkPutnam's...copies. First Edition. Signed by Frank Herbert on the title-page....1984$250-$350$228 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/05/2012Herbert, FrankChildren of DuneNew YorkBerkley/Putnam...jacket. First Edition. Inscribed "To Howard," from the author on the...1976$500-$800$720 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/06/2011Herbert, FrankChildren of DuneNew YorkBerkley/Putnam...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Herbert on the title-page below his...1976$300-$500$510 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/06/2011Herbert, FrankDune MessiahNew YorkG. P. Putnam's...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Herbert on the title-page, above his...1969$500-$800$720 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA08/05/2010Herbert, FrankTwo titles by Frank HerbertNew YorkPutnam...The Dosadi Experiment. Signed by Herbert on the title-page. Jacket with...1977 & 1981$200-$300$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/03/2008Herbert, FrankGod Emperor of DuneNew YorkPutnam's...Edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the title page....1981$200-$300$330 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA08/23/2007Herbert, FrankHeretics of DuneNew YorkPutnam's...copies. First Edition. Signed by Frank Herbert on the title-page....1984$200-$300$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA08/12/2004Herbert, FrankLot of 8 volumesNew YorkPutnam...Dune. 2 copies: Signed Limited Ed. (one of 750 copies, still...1981-1985$300-$500$480 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA08/12/2004Herbert, FrankHeretics of DuneNew YorkPutnam's...copies. First Edition. Signed by Frank Herbert on the title-page. Printed...1984$100-$150$114 PBA Copies for Sale