Autograph World sells authentic autographs. Period. This is something we are very serious about.
We have been in business for over 30 years and have built a reputation in our industry that is second to none. We guarantee everything we sell to be authentic forever. We have been around a long time and we aren't going anywhere - so this is a commitment that will stand.
We do not issue hand signed certificates of authenticity (COA). The reason is simple - they are worthless. Anybody with a printer can make a fancy certificate stating that an autograph is authentic. What is valuable is a dated receipt with a description of the autograph. And this is only useful if you need to make an authenticity claim.
Once you have purchased an autograph from us there are several things that you may do with it.
1. You will keep it forever. So, this makes a certificate of authenticity unnecessary.
2. You will sell it to another dealer. Again, the certificate is not necessary because no legitimate dealer cares about another dealers COA.
3. You will sell it or give it to another collector. In this case, you may not want to part with your receipt because it contains personal information. For these cases, we provide an electronic COA that you may download from our web site and print at your leisure. When you purchase an autograph from us, your electronic invoice and COA will remain available forever. Once a transaction is completed, you will be emailed a link that will give easy access to this information. You can can also download COAs for every autogrpah purchased under the account section of our website.
Please understand that the issuance of a certificate of authenticity does not make a bad autograph legitimate. Unfortunately, there are an increasing number of fly-by-night dealers who would want you to believe that this is the case.
Thanks for taking the time to read our view on COAs.
JD & Bob