Frequently Asked Questions

Purchasing

We buy autographs as well as vintage photographs.

If you have one or more documents, such as:

  • Autographs
    Notes, autograph letters or typescripts by renowned individuals
  • Manuscripts
    Original manuscripts, autograph poems, autograph musical scores
  • Photographs from the late 19th century until the 1950s
    Vintage photographic portraits of renowned individuals, vintage prints of famous photographs

The sale price for the document is established between the seller and La Librairie Signatures, based on its interest, its content, and its rarity.

Sales

We are specialised in the sale of autograph documents and vintage photographic prints.

We offer a set of collectible documents, covering the fields of literature, fine art, music, theatre, cinema, history, and science.

We also offer a wide range of vintage prints: photographic portraits of renowned individuals and famous pictures (nudes, landscapes, still lifes, architecture, etc.).

All of our pieces are guaranteed to be authentic and original. Consequently, we honour all returns due to a description that is not faithful to the document sold by La Librairie Signatures.

Our documents can be viewed online, but if you have a special request, don't hesitate to ask us. We will try to fulfill it.

Appraisals

We can send you appraisal for each of your documents.

If you are a collector or an amateur, or you have inherited some nice letters or autograph items and you would like to know their value or sell them, we will help you conduct a certification or appraisal.

The assessment is free if it does not require travel or too much research time.

We can also support you in a sale to a third party (auctions, individuals, public institutions).

Payment terms

You can pay on-site:

  • in cash (within the legal limit)
  • by cheque payable to Librairie Signatures
  • by credit card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express

or remotely:

  • by bank transfer:

Banking Info: 18206 00021 40447075001 32
IBAN : FR76 1820 6000 2140 4470 7500 132
BIC : AGRIFRPP882

  • with your banking details by telephone 33 (0)1 46 34 92 23 on a remote payment terminal.

Reservation times

Documents may be reserved for seven business days. After this limit, if payment is not received, they will go back on sale.

Invoicing

A detailed invoice is attached to the documents sent.

Our invoices serve as proof of authenticity for the pieces sold. However, at your request, we can produce a certificate of authenticity.

Shipping terms

Postal dispatches are sent recorded letter, billed at a flat rate of €9 in addition to your purchase. We can also ship your order using a private transporter, at your request and expense.

Export terms

In accordance with French law, a document submitted for export may require, depending on the regulatory thresholds, a certificate and/or license issued by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs. These formalities may delay the order.

Estimate requests

First, send us an email with a brief description, accompanied by a scan or photo of the piece(s) to be evaluated.

We will then contact you in order to give you an initial estimate and make an appointment to examine the documents more attentively. This way, we can give you an appraisal and a sure certification.

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