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J.D. Salinger's Signature Worth More Than Obama's

Salinger's sig worth more than the prez

Salinger's sig worth more than the prez

Friday, January 29, 2010 17:11 GMT

MOUNT DORA, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Being a recluse pays when it comes to autographs.

According to Al Wittnebert of the Universal Autograph Collectors Club, author J.D. Salinger’s signature is worth big bucks.

The Catcher In The Rye writer, who died this past Wednesday (Jan. 27), had isolated himself from society for decades, never giving interviews or autographs.

He once denied who he was just to get out of signing his name for a fan.

This made his rare scribble very valuable – worth about $700.

Wittnebert says that “conservatively” Salinger’s autograph on a first edition of Catcher would fetch between $1,800 and $2,500.

That’s more than President Obama’s signature, which goes for roughly $600.

Since Salinger was so mysterious Wittnebert believes his autograph will remain pricey, especially if his books continue being taught in schools.

The most valuable autographs on the market to this day are those of American West figures like Wyatt Earp, Geronimo, and Annie Oakley.