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The Popularity of Music Memorabilia

Jul 23, 2008
Music memorabilia has always been popular for keen collectors of merchandise from famous music artists. Now, with the help of online auction sites, collecting music memorabilia is fast becoming a popular hobby for brand new collectors.

If you want a piece of music history these days, just search the internet. There's no need to check out music shops and second hand shops. You can find virtually anything you're looking for, some of it very desirable. Items such as Elvis Presley's Piano, John Lennon's autograph or maybe a concert ticket from years ago are all available. Of course, this is just a tiny example of what's available. At the time of writing this article there are over 1500 items for sale on eBay, and that's just in the UK.

The older the artist the more valuable the merchandise

Music artist such as Elvis Presley, obviously, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and ABBA are among the many popular artists that are creating thousands of memorabilia sales. I would have to say that Elvis memorabilia is the most popular. Although this changes from one month to the next. I have seen Elvis memorabilia for sale on eBay for as much as a Million Dollars. The Beatles memorabilia can fetch this kind of money too.

Obviously it's not just about the age of the artist but also the impact that artist had on the world. The examples I have listed above, particularly Elvis and The Beatles were in many ways iconic, many have copied them but they will never be able to replace them. Maybe that's why memorabilia is so expensive where these artists are concerned, it's a feeling of having a piece history and it could be argued that these kind of collectables are a good investment for the future.

Learn to be a serious collector

There is obviously an art to collecting the more expensive items available for sale. As a new collector of memorabilia, you wouldn't want to be spending thousands of dollars without knowing what you are doing. Fortunately, there are many items that are very cheap, all right they might not have been owned by the artist, but it's a start. You can buy key rings, pictures, posters and T Shirts. These items are probably classed more as merchandise rather than memorabilia. If you want to touch an item that your favourite artist has touched, be prepared to pay a lot of money. Check out listings on a regular basis and learn what the going price is for an item that interests you.

For most people, collecting music memorabilia online will be a hobby, but be careful, because it's very addictive.
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