Tom Gray wrote:
> For $50,000, one can get a good photograph by one of
> the photographic masters or several important images
> by an up and coming artist.
> A 5x7 studio portrait cannot be worth this much. Is
> an Eliot autograph as valauable as this?
Being a man of letters Eliot's signature is very common. His signature
appearing on books and typed letters can be had for less than $1,000.
If he wrote more than his name the value goes up.
But for someone really famous, like Jesse James, with a shorter period
of active writing and more creative spelling, a hand-written note could
be had for $4,000,000.