Buying presidential autographs online can be a great way to build or expand your collection. But to make sure that you’re buying only authentic items, you need to buy from legit sellers and know how to spot fake products. Here are a few tips when buying presidential autographs for sale.
Research: Not many people know that JFK is among those who relied on their secretaries to sign for them. So, if you’re looking to buy presidential autographs for sale, do your research or consult a trusted expert—someone who can tell the difference between a secretary’s “forged” signature and an authentic one. Also, do your research and check whether the signatures have been produced by a computer-controlled pen that is used to replicate a famous person’s autograph. Also, you can’t underestimate the cunning ways of forgers who have practiced a famous person’s autograph and hand-signed items in the same style.
Common sense: Always think about how, when, and why an item was signed. If you’re looking to buy a presidential autograph that is dated pre-1960s but is signed using a felt-tip pen, then the item is definitely not legit. Authentic autographs should be signed in ink, because felt-tip pens did not exist in the 1960s. Also look out for presidential autographs for sale that are printed on glossy paper; these are not authentic because glossy photos have only been available in recent years.
Reliable autograph sellers: Aside from being in the business for years, reputable sellers will be able to guarantee the provenance of the autographs they sell and can provide you with supporting documentation. Moreover, check whether the seller is willing to refund an item should they reasonably feel that they were sold an autograph that was not genuine—if they’re willing to take that risk, their items are most likely legit.
Certificate of authentication (COA) or Letter of Authenticity (LOA): Finally, does the seller offer proof of authenticity such as a COA or LOA? Here at Piece of the Past, we have been in the business for over 30 years and have not had a single complaint filed against us with the UACC (Universal Autograph Collectors Club). Furthermore, we don’t carry hidden fees and we provide certificates of authentication for all of our items.
Not all autograph auction houses and sellers are the same—Piece of the Past is constantly buying and selling autographs and entire collections, which means our inventory of presidential autographs for sale is always growing. Browse our selection of quality, authentic presidential autographs and other items from celebrities and cultural icons to add an immeasurable amount of enjoyment and excitement to your life.