How can you obtain a certificate of authenticity?


Quick Answer

You can obtain a certificate of authenticity for an item from either its creator, an agent representing its creator, a business working with its creator or an appraiser who is knowledgeable about it as well as its creator. For memorabilia, appraisers are the sole source of such certificates.

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There are unscrupulous sellers that create their own certificates of authenticity to fool their buyers. Real certificates of authenticity should have specific information about the item such as its name, its creator's name and its measurements. Furthermore, they should have the names of their issuers, the qualifications of their issuers and up-to-date contact information so that interested individuals can verify their claims.

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