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What’s the Value of a Ayn Rand Signature, Autograph or Inscription?

We collected a sample of 16 auction results for books containing Ayn Rand's signature from 1 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $180 and the highest overall price realized was $7800. The average price was $1687 and the median price was $3900. There were 9 auctions (56%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 3 auctions (18%) exceeding the high estimates, and 4 auctions (25%) 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
PBA07/26/2018Rand, AynThe FountainheadPhiladelphiaBlakiston Company...cloth. Later Printing. Signed and inscribed by Rand on the front...1943$700-$1000$2280 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/13/2012Rand, AynFor the New IntellectualNew YorkRandom House...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Ayn Rand on the half-title page....1961$800-$1200$1140 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/22/2009Rand, AynAtlas ShruggedNew YorkRandom House...Tenth Anniversary Edition, signed by Ayn Rand on the limitation page....1967$2000-$3000$1200 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/09/2008Rand, AynAtlas ShruggedNew YorkRandom House...Tenth Anniversary Edition." Signed by Ayn Rand on the limitation page....1967$2000-$3000$2040 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/12/2008Rand, AynCapitalism: The Unknown IdealNew YorkThe New American Library...copies. First Edition. Signed by Ayn Rand on the limitation page....1966$800-$1200$780 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/22/2006Rand, AynThe FountainheadIndianapolisThe Bobbs-Merrill...slipcase. Thirtieth printing. Inscribed and signed by the author on the...1964$400-$700$1320 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/29/2005Rand, AynCapitalism: The Unknown IdealNew YorkThe New American Library...of 300 copies]. Signed Limited First Edition, First printing, second limited...1966$800-$1200$660 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/02/2005Rand, AynAnthemCaldwell, IDCaxton Printers, Ltd....jacket. Fourth printing. Inscribed and signed by the author on the...1961$1000-$1500$660 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/02/2005Rand, AynAtlas ShruggedNew YorkRandom House...Edition, First Printing. Signed by Ayn Rand on the front free...1957$3000-$5000$3900 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/02/2005Rand, AynFor the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn RandNew YorkRandom House...gilt. Second printing. Signed by Ayn Rand on the half-title page....1961$300-$500$180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/02/2005Rand, AynFor the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn RandNew YorkRandom House...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Ayn Rand on the half-title page....1961$1000-$1500$660 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/02/2005Rand, AynAtlas ShruggedNew YorkRandom House...Tenth Anniversary Edition." Signed by Ayn Rand on the limitation page....1967$2000-$3000$1440 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/02/2005Rand, AynThe FountainheadIndianapolis and New YorkThe Bobbs-Merrill Co....second issue jacket. Inscribed and signed by the author on the...1943$2000-$3000$2160 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/02/2005Rand, AynCapitalism: The Unknown Ideal - with a typed letter signed by Ayn RandNew YorkThe New American Library...a typed letter signed by Ayn Rand dated June 20, 1974...1966$1000-$1500$600 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/24/2005Rand, AynAtlas ShruggedNew YorkRandom House...Edition, First Printing. Signed by Ayn Rand on the front free...1957$3000-$5000$7800 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/05/2012Rand, Ayn, editorThe Objectivist - Volume 8, Number 6New YorkThe Objectivist...lettered in white. Signed in ink on the front cover by...1969$300-$500$180 PBA Copies for Sale