Beckett Authentication Services provides expert third party opinions on autographs from all genres and eras. Our experts have unmatched years of experience in the field of autograph authentication and are the most trusted and knowledgeable in the industry.
All autographs submitted for authentication undergo the following process:
Our experts analyze the ink, structure of the autograph and, when necessary, reference our database of exemplars to make a side-by-side comparison of the signature. If a signature requires us to take a deeper look, we have state of the art tools like a Pro-Scope or VSC machine at our disposal.
Once a signature is deemed authentic, a half-inch oval tamper-evident label, with the alphanumeric BAS Certification number, is applied to the item. This label can only be applied to an object once, and can be removed, but will leave behind fragments of the label, preventing it from being reapplied to any other object.
In addition to the certification label, all BAS-certified items are issued either a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) or Letter of Authenticity (LOA) featuring the same alphanumeric certification number.
LOAs, in particular, also feature a high-resolution image of the exact item that was examined and authenticated by our staff and are printed on our specially watermarked paper.
The certified autograph can be verified using our online database and typing in the 6-digit alphanumeric certification found on either the label on the item, or the COA/LOA.