Autograph Authentication Services

KSA Certification's autograph authentication process is a very detailed look at various characteristics involved in determining the legitimacy of a signed item. Be assured that every detail of an autograph is closely examined for inconsistencies and special comparative tools are used to compare submitted items against our database of signatures. You can feel confident that your autographed item has been expertly certified by KSA!

Once your autographed item has been examined, it will be given 1 of the following 3 designations. Authentic, which will be accompanied by our Letter of Authenticity, Rejected which will be accompanied by our Letter of Opinion, or Inconclusive (rare) which will be accompanied by a Letter of Opinion and a CREDIT for the authentication fees paid.

All autographed items given an authentic designation by KSA will be assigned a certification number that is recorded on our tamper evident decal that is affixed to either the item, or the Letter of Authenticity.  All Letters of Authenticity are marked with our company seal to discourage counterfeiting. Pictures of authenticated items are stored in the private KSA database and can be requested by email with a certification number. Finally, the certification number is recorded in the KSA Autograph Database with it's corresponding information.

Please see below for our service levels and related fees:
**All authentication orders are serviced from our Ontario Office**

Regular Authentication Service:

Our most popular authentication service with excellent turn around time. Pricing varies based on number of signatures on the item.

2 week turn around from the date we receive the order.

Authentication for 1 autograph on a single item. Fee - $35.00
Authentication for 2-5 autographs on a single item. Fee - $55.00
Authentication for 6-14 autographs on a single item. Fee - $95.00
Authentication for 15+ autographs on a single item. Fee - $150.00

Add Autograph Grading. Fee - $5.00 per auto

**All autographed cards submitted that are 2 5/8" x 3 3/4" and smaller will be encapsulated in a KSA holder at no extra charge.

**House calls are available for larger collections...minimum fees apply, please contact us for a quote.

                 

Express/Walk-in Authentication Service:

Same great service as our regular authentication, just much faster!. Pricing varies based on number of signatures on item.

Maximum 2 business day turn around from the date we receive the order.

Express Authentication for 1 autograph on a single item. Fee - $65.00
Express Authentication for 2-5 autographs on a single item. Fee - $85.00
Express Authentication for 6-14 autographs on a single item. Fee - $125.00
Express Authentication for 15+ autographs on a single item. Fee - $180.00

Add Autograph Grading. Fee - $5.00 per auto

**All autographed cards submitted that are 2 5/8" x 3 3/4" and smaller will be encapsulated in a KSA holder at no extra charge.

                 

Online Opinion Service:

This service provides you with an emailed opinion on the likely or unlikely authenticity of an autographed item being auctioned or sold online. The cost of this service may be credited towards one of our full authentications in the event you purchase the item. **Item must be submitted within 30 days of the online opinion being rendered in order to receive the credit.

24-48 hour turn around from the date we receive the order.

Any number of autographs. Fee - $10.00 per item