Playbill/Theatre Collection Prices For Sale

A.Douglas
Swing
joined:3/17/12
Hi all, I might be needing to sell my playbill/theatre collection in the future for personal reasons. I plan on selling them on ebay. I'm curious in what I should be asking for the items, price wise of course. Below is a list.
**All are Playbills unless specified**

The Phantom of the Opera Opening Night
The Phantom of the Opera 10th Anniversary
The Phantom of the Opera 7,486th Performance w/ two tickets to after-party, two invitations to after-party, two masks for after-party, and two emblem stickers.
The Phantom of the Opera 10,000th Performance
Cats Opening Night
Cats Final Performance
Chicago: The Musical Opening Night w/ Seal
Chicago: The Musical 10th Anniversary
Les Miserables Opening Night
Les Miserables 10th Anniversary
Les Miserables Final Performance
The Lion King Opening Night w/ Seal & Ticket Stub
A Chorus Line Record Breaking Performance
A Chorus Line 5,000th Performance w/ NYT clipping
A Chorus Line Final Performance
Beauty And The Beast Opening Night
Beauty And The Beast Final Performance
Rent Opening Night w/ Seal *(Signed by Cast Members Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal)*
Rent Today 4 U Performance
Rent 11th Anniversary w/ Seal *(Signed by ENTIRE cast)*
Rent Final Performance w/ Rosario Dawson SIGNED ticket stub
Mamma Mia! Opening Night
Miss Saigon Opening Night w/ Seal
Wicked Opening Night (w/ Seal Fallen Off) *(Signed by Composer Stephen Schwartz “Hi Alek- Defy Gravity! Stephen Schwartz” and signed by Carole Shelly)*
Hairspray Opening Night
Avenue Q Opening Night *(ENITRE Cast SIGNED)*
The Producers Opening Night w/ Seal
Monty Python’s Spamalot Opening Night w/ Seal
On The Twentieth Century Opening Night
Nine Opening Night
Lend Me A Tenor Opening Night (OBC)
Sunset Boulevard Opening Night w/ Seal
The Who’s Tommy 15th Anniversary Benefit Concert
Avenue Q Workshop Production
Letter From Stephen Sondheim Letter to me SIGNED by & from Stephen Sondheim
Company Opening Night (OBC)
Sweeney Todd Opening Night (OBC)
Sunday In The Park With George Opening Night (OBC)
Follies 1st Performance from the 1985 Concert
Assassins Off-Broadway Production
Sweeney Todd Opening Night (Revival)
Company *(ENTIRE Revival Cast Signed)*
Company 1st Performance from the 2011 Concert
Follies Opening Night *(ENTIRE Revival Cast Signed)*
Into The Woods Delacorte Theater (Central Park) Production w/ Ticket Stub
A Chorus Line Signed by Donna McKechnie
American Buffalo Signed By Al Pacino (FULL Autograph) and Thomas Waites
The Who’s Tommy Signed by Michael Ceveris
Sunset Boulevard Signed by Glenn Close, Alan Campbell, and Bryan Batt (Insert)
Titanic Opening Night *(Signed by Michael Ceveris)*
Chicago: The Musical Signed by ALL Lead Roles: Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwrith, Joel Grey, James Naughton, & Marcia Lewis
Say Goodnight Gracie Signed By Frank Gorshin
The Producers Signed by Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick & Brad Oscar w/ COA (For Lane & Broderick)
Monty Python’s Spamalot Signed by David Hyde Pierce(Twice), Tim Curry, & Hank Azaria
Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me Signed by ENTIRE cast
Spring Awakening Signed By Main Leads: Jonathan Groff, Blake Bashoff, Skylar Astin, Lili Cooper, Eryn Murman, Blake Daniels, and one unidentified (Possibly Lea Michele)
Blithe Spirit Signed by Angela Lansbury
Next To Normal Signed by ENTIRE Cast
God of Carnage Signed by ENTIRE ORIGINAL CAST w/ Ticket Stub
A Steady Rain Opening Night *(Signed by Daniel Craig & Hugh Jackman)*
Wishful Drinking Signed by Carrie Fisher
Lend Me A Tenor Signed by Justin Bartha & Tony Shalhoub
Lend Me A Tenor Signed by ENTIRE Revival Cast
La Cage Aux Folles Signed By ENITIRE Original Revival Cast w/ Ticket stub signed by Kelsey Grammer
Born Yesterday Signed By ENTIRE Revival Cast
Bengal Tiger: At The Baghdad Zoo Signed By Robin Williams
The Book Of Mormon Signed by ENTIRE Cast
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Signed by ALL Leads: Daniel Radcliffe, John Larouquettte, Tamy Blanchard, Rose Hemingway, Ellen Harvey, Michael Park, Rob Bartlett, etc.
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Darren Criss Edition) Signed by Rose Hemingway and Beau Bridges
Into The Woods Delacorte Theater (Central Park) Production w/ Ticket Stub (Signed By Gideon Glick & Donna Murphy)
Glengarry Glen Ross Signed By Jesse Tyler Ferguson (fellow attendee of performance), Bobby Canavale, John C. McGinley, & Richard Schiff
Les Miserables Final Performance Program ENTIRE Cast signed
Robin Williams: Live On Broadway Rare Playbill from Mr. Williams’ stop in NYC on his 2002 tour. *(Signed FULLY by Robin Williams)*
Thurgood Signed Fully By Laurence Fishburne
Lucky Guy Signed by Rob Reiner, Director of the play, George C. Wolfe (FULL), some of main cast and Tom Hanks (TWICE/ ONCE FULL)
Twentieth Century Signed by Alec Baldwin (FULL)
A Streetcar Named Desire (2005) Signed by John C. Reilly & Natasha Richardson (BOTH IN FULL)
Book of Mormon RARE Opening Night Gift Stuffed F**K Frog
Lucky Guy COMPLETE CAST SIGNED PLAYBILL ALL IN FULL (BC/EFA Silver Sharpie Edition Playbill)
Billy Joel & Band Signed LP Cover Billy Joel & Band Autographed Songs In The Attic LP Cover (FULL Signature) (Slighlty Worn With Age) “Best Wishes, Billy Joel”
Peter Allen Signed Photo Peter Allen Signed 8x10 Press Photo “Thanks! Peter Allen” (FULL Signature)
Phil Collins Signed Photo Phil Collins Autographed 4x6 Press Photo (Semi-Full Signature)
How To Succeed In Business Signed Playbill By Nick Jonas (Full Autograph)
Chess 1989 Benefit Concert Rare Playbill from the Benefit Concert
A Chorus Line Rare OBC Zach Prop "One" Rehearsal scene straw hat
Anything Goes Recent Revival Original Cast (Sutton Foster & Joel Grey) signed sailor hat
South Pacific 2009 revival first cast change signed sailor hat
Young Frankenstein opening night gift stein
How to succeed 2012 revival opening night gifts (cup and water bottle)
The Producers OBC set of three props (release letter, funny boy playbill and Rio postcard)

Thanks to all you guys for helping! :) -Alek

P.S. - Sorry for all the reading.
loliveve
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/12
You have a phenomenal collection! I hope you don't have to sell. However, if you do so, here is some info that I hope may help you.

On eBay, you can search completed listings by typing in an item to search, and then on the left side of the screen, under "Show Only," select "completed listings." By going so, you will be able to see the prices items have gone for, or failed to go for, in the past.

For example, I discovered that the 10th anniversary Playbill for "The Phantom of the Opera" sold recently for $44, while the one for the record-breaking performance sold for $50. Since you have the masks and emblem stickers, I'd expect you can charge more than that. Also, someone listed a "Cats" opening night Playbill for $129, but it failed to sell. So, though I'm not an expert by any means, here is what I'd estimate…

Phantom: consider listing together for $200 starting price, or apart for $40-50

Cats: probably should list together, for $50

Chicago: surprisingly, an opening night one for $12 failed to sell. But a 10th anniversary one sold for $20, so I’d put them together for about $30.

Les Mis: keep separate. The 10th anniversary one recently sold for $65, and the closing (which has a beautiful cover, I just discovered!) only $20 when paired with another signed by the whole cast.

A Chorus Line: haven’t sold well, so probably about $15 each

Rent: consider listing together with a starting price of about $100 (an opening night one sold for $45, but a closing night one failed—twice!—to get any bids starting at $5)

Mamma Mia: no more than $15 (most recent one sold for less than $7 in an auction), so $10 by-it-now would probably be good

Wicked: don’t sell (really- it will be much more difficult since it’s personalized)

Hairspray: $25-30

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Playbills I couldn’t find any info on so I’m not speculating:
Lion king
Beauty and the Beast
Miss Saigon
Avenue Q
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Okay, I feel my insomnia wearing off so that’s all I can do tonight. As the time approaches when you decide to sell though, I would recommend checking the completed listings prices again. I hope that it helps some!!


Updated On: 8/27/13 at 05:20 AM
A.Douglas
Swing
joined:3/17/12
Thank You Very Much For Your Help. Much Appreciated. Will Check Ebay. Thanks Again! -Alek
A.Douglas
Swing
joined:3/17/12
Hi all, I'm asking for your help again... I just went to the BC/EFA Flea Market a few weeks back and got some new stuff. Her's the list. Thanks guys! :)

Sunday in Park w/ George Opening Night (OBC) PLaybill and Vinyl Record - Both Signed "Love Bernadette Peters"

Sweeney Todd Opening Night (OBC) Playbill & Vinyl Record - Both signed by Len Cariou

Assassins (OBC-1991) - Signed by Debra Monk in FULL
Black Comedy (OBC - Original Pic Cover) - Signed by Michael Crawford in FULL

Chicago Opening Night (Revival) - Signed by Bebe Neuwirth with Opening Night Seal

Dance of the Vampires Opening Night - Signed by Michael Crawford

Curtains Opening Night - Signed by Debra Monk & Jim Newman

Peter & the Starcatcher (OBC) - Signed mailer by Celia Keenan-Bolger

Book of Mormon (OBC) - Signed playbill by Rory O'Malley in FULL "Alek - Never Turn it off! Rory O'Malley

Other Desert Cities (OBC) - Signed by Judith Light "Best Wishes Judith Light"

How to Succeed (Revival - Nick Jonas Cast) - Signed by ENTIRE CAST

Chaplin - Signed prop derby hat by Rob McClure in FULL

Signed Jekyll 7 Hyde 8x10 by Robert Cuccioli - "To Alek - Best Always Robert Cuccioli"

Signed Night With Janis Joplin 8x10 by Mary Bridget Davies

Signed Matilda 8x10 by ALL 4 Matildas


Jan Maxwell signed Follies Revival Playbill

Shuler Hensley signed Tarzan Playbill

Faith Prince Signed Cater Affair Playbill & Noises Off Playbill

Bryan Batt signed Saturday Night Fever Playbill

Laura Benanti signed Wedding Singer playbill

**Just throwing in an extra item... my friend gave me a postcard of Aerosmith signed by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. Just curious on that one too.**

Thanks again everyone! Much appreciated! :)
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Are you just telling us what you have or telling us that you went to the flea market and got stuff signed to sell it? I'm confused.

Updated On: 10/1/13 at 05:00 PM
YourCornerSpot
Understudy
joined:9/6/12
I sell on eBay for local theater folks. My merchandise is mostly original cast albums and those are hit and miss. The Playbills are easier to sell. I price high at first and go down from there.

loliveve did some great research for you!

eBay gives 50 free listings a month and that helps. You can also start your price at $1 and have a reserve price, so there's no sale if bidding doesn't meet your reserve. You can start with auctions for a few rounds and then switch to Buy It Now because some buyers don't want to wait for an auction to end.

Wish you good luck! http://stores.ebay.com/yourcornerspot
EponineAmneris
Broadway Legend
joined:5/25/06
I would *LOVE* to have:

The Producers OBC set of three props (release letter, funny boy playbill and Rio postcard)

The Phantom of the Opera Opening Night
The Phantom of the Opera 10th Anniversary
The Phantom of the Opera 7,486th Performance w/ two tickets to after-party, two invitations to after-party, two masks for after-party, and two emblem stickers.
The Phantom of the Opera 10,000th Performance

Please PM me so we can discuss
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A.Douglas
Swing
joined:3/17/12
I apologize for any confusion. I am just listing my collection to see if anyone has an idea of what these things are worth. I'm really bad at guessing for stuff like this. Again sorry for any confusion. -Alek
musicman_bwayfan
Broadway Star
joined:6/5/05
Updated On: 11/25/13 at 05:49 PM
musicman_bwayfan
Broadway Star
joined:6/5/05
I have 134 items up. Posters, playbills, CDs, tapes, photos, index cards...tons of great things for holiday gifts including signatures of some folks who are no longer around!

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_ssn=musicmanbwayfan&_sop=1
musicman_bwayfan
Broadway Star
joined:6/5/05
90 fun items listed and prices lowered about 40% for the holidays!

http://www.ebay.com/sch/musicmanbwayfan/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3692
diebob21
Understudy
joined:10/30/04
Pm to Douglas :)
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
He's not here much, I wouldn't expect to hear from him.

If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
A.Douglas
Swing
joined:3/17/12
Hi all, I'm extremely sorry but I have been swamped by work... To anyone who has been wishing to be in contact with me that is why. Thanks. -Alek :)
LIOAVNE
Chorus Member
joined:1/16/14
I PMed you