This is definitely one of the most frequently asked questions we get here at DJR Authentication. The process of professionally authenticating an autograph is complex and requires years of experience but there are some relatively simple ways that you, the autograph buyer, can use to reduce the possibility of purchasing a fake or forged autograph.
First, closely examine the overall appearance of the autograph. What is your initial gut reaction when you look at the signature? Does the signature appear shaky, forced, or inconsistent? In other words, does the signature ‘look natural’ to you? If there is an inscription with the signature, do all the letters match up closely in regards to size, slant and flow? It is always advantageous to have a way of magnifying the signature you are examining. Most smartphones have this capability.
Second, try to narrow down the possibility of buying a ‘fake’ by comparing your signature with several known authentic examples. You can access genuine examples of most autographs with nothing more than a smartphone. Pull up examples of the signature on Google, eBay.com, Amazon.com, Sportsmemorabilia.com and other websites dealing with the buying and selling of autographs. Just make sure you are using known authentic examples of the autograph. Look closely at the signature's beginning and end. Closely compare it with the genuine examples you have found online. Compare the height and shape of individual letters as well as the stopping and starting points in the signature. Does the authentic autograph example look similar to yours?
Third, ask the seller specific questions concerning the provenance of the signed item. What is the backstory or history of this particular piece? You can never ask to many questions when it comes to buying autographed memorabilia in today's forgery filled markets. Gather as much information as you can to help you determine if the autograph is likely genuine or likely a forgery.
Finally, compare prices of similar autographed pieces. If the price is too good to be true, then it probably is. If an autograph is priced to low, this is a good indication that what you are looking at is a fake or a facsimile. Do your homework and don’t be overly anxious to believe that the autograph is real and most of all, use plain common sense. Also, never forget that the surest way to be certain that an autographed item is genuine is to consult a recognized expert. Visit DJR Authentication at djrpro.com and take advantage of our professional and affordable autograph authentication and online Fast opinion services.
7/31/2018 0 Comments
Here is an all too common hypothetical situation. You have decided you need cash and to sell the massive silver and gold coin collection you inherited from your parents several years ago. The problem is you’ve never had the collection appraised and are uncertain of its current fair market value. The prices you’ve seen on eBay and Amazon are all over the map and you are soon exhausted and confused as to how much you should ask for your treasured collectible. So how do you get the most for your items? Seek out a professional who buys and sells items like yours daily and who is familiar with the ever-fickle reselling market.
That’s where DJR Authentication and their convenient and easy to use fast appraisal service come in. DJR Authentication’s appraisal strategy is very simple: make the valuation process as easy as possible, offer the best possible expertise based on years of knowledge and experience in the jewelry and rarities industry, and produce a written appraisal certificate that's detailed and a true reflection of current market values. For only $19.95 you can have an expert appraiser valuate your item based on its condition and specific attributes. It’s silly to set the asking price too high and never get any interest from prospective buyers and it’s crazy to set the price too low and virtually give it away.
Knowing the true market value allows you to sell or buy with the confidence and assurance you want and expect. Let DJR Authentication provide you with the peace of mind you need when buying or selling valuable pieces. Visit djrpro.com/fast-appraisal for simple instructions on how to take advantage of their quick and easy fast appraisal service!
7/30/2018 0 Comments
It is not necessary to suffer anxiety and doubt when you are trying to buy or sell a piece of autographed memorabilia. How can you be reasonably certain that the Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe or George Washington signed item is actually authentic or one of many forged items that are encountered everyday on the vast online marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon.com and Bonanza? One sure way is to take advantage of the online fast opinion service offered by DJR Authentication and its lead authenticator. We offer customers a quick and easy online fast opinion for autographs, antiques, collectibles, coins, fine art, furniture, historical and sports memorabilia and so much more.
How does it work? Visit djrpro.com/fast-opinion and follow the simple instructions outlined by our lead authenticator and for the low price of just $19.95, our experts will closely examine the item you have submitted and render their opinion of either "Likely Genuine", "Likely Not Genuine" or "Unable to Render". If the item is deemed to be "Likely Genuine", you can then proceed and buy with confidence, knowing that the item you are considering is more than likely authentic. Get the peace of mind that DJR Authentication can deliver!