Certification Explained

Registered Dealer No. 222

Registered Dealer No. 13

With each autograph the purchaser will receive their own unique personal handwritten and numbered certificate as shown. Then full details on an additional page of the known history with thumbnail photograph of the item itself and in many cases a letter from the original obtainer detailing his / her memories

Customer- please read the full description of the item. We try to accurately describe each product, in most cases giving size / type / condition and a biography. The Certification importantly will inform you of any know history / signing details / if any additional written provenance is included and who the COA is being issued by

We are one of only a handful of dealers who are either able or bother to go to such lengths to ensure customer satisfaction. This is because we source 95% of our items only from the original obtainer. Most dealers simply buy in autographs and do not research origin and history

Our method is very time consuming but allows us to sell autographs with a clear consciense and in the full knowledge that we have done everything possible to alleviate risk. We believe that the customer has every right; indeed should ask questions about items rather than just accepting being fobbed of with a Certificate of Authenticity. Read about this in my Advice section



So to summarise

* You will receive a personal printed (A4 sized) certificate that has corresponding reference numbers with the stock item itself. The Certificate is handwritten by myself in order to avoid it being copied

* You will receive a secondary printed page from the website showing the item's full description / any known history / the purchase price and a thumbnail image

* In many cases and wherever possible you will receive an additional letter detailing any known history or additional provenance

* We will have researched and checked that the known history corresponds

* Certificates (COAs) are one of the most misunderstood and abused areas within the world of autographs. It is likely that 90% of Certificates issued are worthless and written by unregulated dealers and bogus sellers. We endeavour to answer your COA questions in our general Advice Sections on the website

Registered Dealer No. 222

Registered Dealer No. 13

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