Quick Opinion / Authentication Service ***
Get a quick expert opinion on any signed item. Movies / TV / Music / Sport / History / Documents / Collectors cards, etc.
We often get asked for our expert opinion on items in collections, or ahead of buying at auction. We have many years experience in autograph authentication.
*** Please note that this service is £7.95 (for 1 autograph) or £15.90 for a multisigned item (eg Signed Football shirt) ***
We will supply paypal instructions once email received with photo.
1) Before purchasing this item, please send a photo (or ebay item no. ) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We need to see the item first, as we need to confirm photos are clear etc. We can always advise on further 3rd party services available, if extra specialists needed.
2) We will confirm that we can go ahead, and will send instructions to pay by paypal.
3) We will get back to you asap, with a quick analysis, and final opinion. "Likely Genuine" - OR Likely "NOT Genuine".
Please note: This is a quick opinion service only. We try to get back within a few hours.
We are UACC registered Dealer RD#336
Every authentication is like an individual detective investigation.
We will check provenance, autograph formation, flow, slant, & check authentic sample databases.
Is it autopen, pre-print / Secretarial etc ? We also quickly check the dealer history, to see if selling genuine items.
It can be a minefield. (eg most ebay Clint Eastwood autographs for sale are secretarial or fake. Many NASA signed photos are autopen etc).
Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee 100% that an item is genuine without seeing it signed in person. This is a quick service to help you with purchasing decisions !
We have had many satisfied customers who have avoided buying fakes !
*** The only trade associations that are accepted as being of any worth are the UACC (as a Registered Dealer only, not just a member*) AFTAL, or PADA.
All of these have a full list of their members on their website, and every member will have had to pay a fee to join, offered references,
and very possibly had their stock checked as well. Every other Association is simply a 'pay your money and join the club' so those associations,
although very worthwhile for a collector, offer no benefits as a dealer. The one exception being the collector run ACAF group
which once had a list of approved dealers on its site, put together entirely by experienced collectors.
Unfortunately the ACAF has been disbanded as they were mainly based on ebay, and ebay did not like them so they removed their forum!
If you see anyone claiming membership of any of the above, you should always double check their membership by looking on the membership
list of the relevent association.