Certifying Your Collectibles

Stamps & Coins: It’s the real thing? Have it certified

Home and Garden – sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 | Page 8D

“Common coins, stamps and collectibles can bring substantially higher prices if a few steps are taken in advance of a sale.

There’s more value if items are certified for authenticity and grade. That’s especially important considering that a 2007 study suggested that up to 80 percent of celebrity autographs sold online are suspected forgeries.”

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Some sources for collectible certification can be found at www.collectors.com.