The Selling of Any of My Memorabilia

PLEASE NOTICE THAT THIS WEBSITE IS NOT A SHOPPING CART OR A SWAP MEET.  

IT IS A PERSONAL MUSEUM AND COLLECTION OF VERY RARE HARD TO OBTAIN MOSTLY INSCRIBED AUTOGRAPHED ROCK AND ROLL MEMORABILIA. 

I intend very much to leave its entirety to my three beautiful children. What they then decide to do with all I have collected will be for them to each figure out

(hopefully, they will simply keep and preserve it for their children).

IT’S AN OVER 35 YEAR LABOR OF PASSION THROUGHOUT MY ENTIRE ADULT LIFE.

 

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In 2015-2017, and after 31 years of collecting, the time became right to condense and clean out that small portion of my collection whereas duplicates (actually triplicates and more) and many autographs that we no longer really relevant or fit the direction that I wanted to take this collection and website, were sold off and or donated to many worthy non profit organizations. The funds that I did keep and were raised, financed many of the increasing and multi-state Meet and Greets and Conventions I attended these last couple of years.

 

I now have my collection and website updated in the direction I wish to grow it. I am ready to encounter what I refer to as THE STRETCH RUN of autographing with my era of Rock and Roll Celebrities in 2019 and in the decade thereafter to come.

It’s getting very tough and very expensive however to grow and sustain this collection:

 

The current average cost of a pre-concert MEET & GREET is about $500.00, with some in excess of $1000.00.

The average cost of a signature at a sit down/table convention is about $50.00 per item.

Travel to and from, hotel stay when needed, admission to events, and the cost of product to be signed in itself is its own upfront and additional expense.

 

 Building a collection in 2018/2019 into 2020 is indeed more ACCESSABLE than it has ever been, but it is also more EXPENSIVE than it has ever been. 

 

 

I am so thankful for the entire concept and availability of the pre/post-concert Meet & Greet packages and especially Autograph Conventions. Celebrities indeed need to make as much money as they can, while they can, and this enterprise is a win/win for both the celebrity and their fans. I am just a bit concerned that as the prices continue to increase, only the rich and wealthy will be able to attend, thus shutting out true fans like myself.  Its a mixed blessing and a balance of cost and demand. I hope and keep my fingers crossed that these prices will soon stabilize, but, its not looking like it will anytime soon. Popularity of any artist, added to the fact that so may good faith signed signatures end up on the internet for re-sale, multiplied by celebrity marketability and selling power, all contributes to the circle that just goes round and round and round and round (and more and more expensive).

 

Nothing within my collection is for sale at this time. 

Its simply too personal of a collection and I have worked too hard at building it. Most of what you see within my collection, is either not found or hardly found in any other collection anywhere on this planet.

 

With that said, let that not be a reason to not contact me.  I will always show you the same respect that I ask that you please show me, but more importantly, I love to hear and learn about and visit those collections from other fans.  Every collector I have ever spoken with has rare and unique treasures. Please feel encouraged to share with me what it is you have and share your stories.

 

I suppose everything in some ways has its price.  I am sure my collected memorabilia does as well.  Though I have refused some VERY generous and often ridiculous offers for many of my items within this website, who knows, you may make that one offer on that lone day whereas, as Don Corleone say’s, “Its an Offer He Can’t Refuse” and it just might be to good for me to not sell. With that said, please do respectfully understand if I decline your offer to purchase.

 

 

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I like to ask for my items to be PERSONALLY inscribed and have no problem with those artists who insists upon inscriptions. However, I do not need a band with multiple members all writing “TO STEPHEN” as is the case on some of my Go-Go’s albums. Sometimes too much inscription is too junky and a bit messy and actually ruins what would then be an otherwise very nice piece of signed memorabilia.

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Regretfully, I cannot offer any services for trying to get a personal item of yours signed. I simply cannot and do not want the responsibility of another collector’s item of memorabilia. With that said, I am happy to share any information that I can that may assist you in getting your item of memorabilia autographed. Email me please: I would enjoy helping you……….

Equally, I do not purchase any signatures from outside collectors. Though you may have some historic and very rare items of memorabilia, and no doubt such items would look great on this website and in my collection, it is simply not how I obtain, nor is the nature of this collection.

 

IMPORTANT INFO:

 

Please note that this entire website gets updated and copyrighted continuously. If you choose to upload, down load or whatever load any image or item from this website, please do so with photograph credits and my website name information. Play fair and honest and I will probably see no need contact you or make a fuss.

 

 

*** PLEASE DO NOT THROW IT AWAY ***

If you are a Rock and Roll celebrity or artist and have old stage clothing, a broken amp, a broken guitar, or parts of an old drum, a cymbal, a microphone, guitar picks or a guitar strap, a stage worn hat, a luggage trunk or any type of hand written lyrics, autographed items of any kind, or any memorabilia perhaps taking up room in your garage or getting rusty and moldy in some storage room and wish to contribute and preserve it in my collection, please contact me or send it to me at:

Stephen Duncan
P.O. Box 267, Norco, CA 92860

or email me at: rockndroll@sbcglobal.net

Photo - Stephen Duncan and Ace Frehely