August 20th, 2019

carole lombard 02
  • vp19

Carole Lombard, sign in please

While Carole Lombard signed many an autograph during her relatively brief life, they remain among her most valued items of memorabilia. I'm expecting the following piece to do likewise:

Now let's focus on the autograph:

The seller "signature.required," has set $474.50 at the price; were this a "buy it now" eBay item, that would be considered a good price for an authentic Lombard signature -- and this looks like the real deal: It's in green fountain pen, her preferred shade for such signings, and I'm convinced it's genuine. (The seller claims to own the original negative of the accompanying photo.) The entire framed item measures 8" x 10".

But as I noted, $474.50 is the price for the opening bid, and this auction isn't scheduled to end until 10:45 p.m. (Eastern) Monday. Depending upon interest, a four-figure sale isn't out of the question.

If a matted, framed autograph of Carole is something you've always dreamed of, try your hand at this. All the information is at

After all, there's simply something special about a Lombard signature.

  • Current Mood
    content content