On-site authentication is available at major trade shows where a JSA booth is set up just for this purpose. Once your submission is received at our booth, the turnaround time for on-site autograph authentication is a few hours. The verification time can fluctuate based on the number of submissions at the event; we recommend getting your submissions in early in order to accommodate your authentication before the show/event closes. To see where JSA will be authenticating on site near your city, please visit our Events page.
All items will be returned to you by the end of the show. If our experts were unable to render an opinion regarding an autograph’s authenticity at the show, we will recommend you to mail or bring the item to one of our office locations for a more in-depth investigation.
For items requiring the JSA Letter of Authenticity (items valued over $200.00), we will send the LOAs out within approximately two to three weeks after all paperwork is processed accuratley. JSA certification labels and certificate of authenticity cards (basic certs) are typically issued the same day your item(s) are/is submitted.
Note that JSA will accept any autographed or raw gum cards, on behalf of Beckett, for
encapsulation and/or grading at all on-site authentications. The JSA/BGS encapsulation service typically takes 1-2 month turnaround time.
House Call Program
This concierge-level service provides private authentication for up to a full eight-hour day
at your home, office, warehouse, memorabilia shop, or at our New Jersey or Florida facility.
This program is ideal for auction houses, dealers, private collections and estate collections.
JSA’s confidential house calls program includes:
- A reduced basic certification / letter of authenticity fee for large inventories depending on the quantity and value mix of the merchandise.
- Verbal appraisals on individual pieces at no charge, or formal documentation at an additional $50 fee for each signed item.
- Items and their certification numbers registered on the James Spence Authentication website for public verification.
Compensation for our House Calls Program
Should our authenticators need to travel to you, we require:
- Per diem fee of $2500 (minimum) payable upon completion of session
- Air travel coach class ticket(s) or prevailing cents/mile rate roundtrip if deemed drivable
- Roundtrip airport taxi fares or car rental to your facility
- Double occupancy hotel accommodations for length of stay
Personal Statement of Final Wishes
As collections grow and autographed memorabilia become part of personal estates, there is another aspect to our role as autograph authenticators—that of counselors to heirs regarding collections. JSA offers consulting services regarding the circumstances and options surrounding a collection of any size. “And When I Die,” a simple statement of intent, can be prominently placed in the forefront of your collection, instructing heirs that James Spence will counsel them on fair market value, authenticity, and measures to properly distribute the property. Since we are not in the business to buy and sell, we perform this service as a neutral third party with no conflict of interest. Simply sign the form and send a copy to the offices of James Spence Authentication, LLC to protect your best interest (and your collection) by a proven company that cares.
Predominantly used for insurance and estate purposes, JSA will generate an appraisal letter for a single item, based on our authentication, for a fee of $50. The appraisal states the approximate market value of your item in its current condition and is generally for items worth at least $100. We also offer free verbal appraisals (non-binding).
For rates on entire collections or inventories, please contact a JSA representative at either one of our office locations for a quote at NJ: (973) 898-1300 or info@SpenceLOA.com / FL: (954) 380-8670 or Florida@SpenceLOA.com