Authentication

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Authentication
Autographed memorabilia is clearly an exciting investment weather it’s for yourself, as a gift, or for your fundraising event, but the harsh reality is that an autograph has no value unless it is certified authentic. With every purchase from Autograph Pros LLC, you are not only buying an autographed item from us, you are buying an autograph that we’d stake our reputation on and one that comes Certified Authentic. By only offering authentic in-person obtained autographs we leave no room for doubt, and by applying our hologram to an autograph, we are certifying that the item is without question authentic. Each of our items comes certified authentic with a hand signed Certificate Of Authenticity and written Lifetime Guarantee.

Our years of experience in the field have allowed us to accumulate a monumental database of signature examples of all the celebrities we’ve encountered for the past two decades. In addition, we have made painstaking efforts to educate ourselves and others on the fine aspects of authenticating autographs so that our buyers could be more informed and make better buying decisions when adding autographs to their collections. Similar to why many people do not get autographs in person themselves, we’ve found that many of the collectors out there lack both the time and the energy to authenticate autographs. Because of this, we have decided to now offer our authentication services.

Michael Kasmar, owner and lead Authenticator for Autograph Pros, LLC has decades of in-person autograph experience and has been a student to the hobby of autographs since the early 1980s. As an elite member of the top 3 autograph collecting clubs, Universal Autograph Collectors Club Registered Dealer #237, Real Autograph Collectors Club Trusted Seller #101, and Autograph Fair Trade Association Ltd Authorized Dealer #161, Michael has expanded his knowledge in various fields within the hobby to sharpen his expertise. In most cases your items can be authenticated by online scans so there’s no risk to mail your priceless treasures. Utilizing the top in-person signature exemplar database and as well as his vast knowledge of celebrity autographs in the field Michael Kasmar will give you his best educated expert opinion on the authenticity of your autographs. The Authentication documentation that you’ll receive for passed items will indicate all these organizations on the COA making it one of the most sought after in the industry.

Appraisals
Autographed memorabilia has become one of the best investments you can make. Many large investors have turned to the autograph market to secure high end autographed memorabilia because they quickly realized that these items only go up in value and the amount they go up each year is hard to beat. Many collectors have items in their collection that they are just unsure of its true market value. Being professionals in our industry, we can use our past experience, research, and expertises to form a written appraisal to give you an exact idea of what your items are worth. This could be a very valuable step for you because insurance companies will definitely want to see this type of paperwork if you ever had to file a claim for loss or damage. This is a crucial step in protecting your own investments

Have Your Items Authenticated and Appraised

  • Appraisal $30 per item
    Using the current market trends based on rarity, desirability, ability to replace, quality and grade, provenance and authenticity, and other main factors that go into an appraisal, your item will be evaluated and given a current market value appraisal in the form of a document.

  • Pre-Purchase Authenticity Opinion $10
    You provide us a link to the item(s) you are interested in buying or bidding on. We will use our extensive expertise in the field of online autograph sales and our in-person autograph database to compare authentic signatures to the items and will issue you an email opinion of either “Likely Authentic and would recommend buying” or “Would Not Recommend”. No Certificate Of Authenticity will be issued.
    *This is NOT for items you already own. This is for items you are considering buying only.
  • Authentication $50 per item
    You mail us the item for a physical examination. (In some cases we can allow high resolution scans of your item to determine authenticity to avoid having your send your items to us) If you’ve done the Pre-Purchase Authentication with us already, we will discount that amount off this option in the form of a refund. We will use our expertise, database, and all outside resources available to us to ensure an accurate assessment. You will receive the item back in the exact condition received along with a detailed explanation as to the process your item went through. If found authentic, we will issue a Certificate Of Authentication certifying your item(s) as authentic as well as apply a unique #d tamper proof hologram.
    *We will email you upon receipt of payment so that you can send us photos of your item(s) and follow up information.

  • Full Authentication and Written Appraisal $70 per item
    *We will email you upon receipt of payment so that you can send us photos of your item(s) and follow up information.

Bulk discounts are available for these services. Contact us for rates.
Having your items appraised and authenticated is a wise step in maintaining a prized collection and ensuring a maximum value for resale. Whether you intend to hand your autographs down to a loved one or eventually plan to sell your items yourself, buyers will want to know who certified your items and feel secure in knowing they are certified authentic and already appraised. Remember that insurance companies are very strict and may not honor your (or your loved ones) claims without proper documentation of value on your autographs. It is a smart financial investment to have your autographs authenticated and appraised.
If you have multiple items you wish to have authenticated and/or appraised or have any questions at all, please call us directly at 1-866-544-PROS and we will discuss a bulk discount.