Standard Authentication Process $50.00
Each item that's submitted to T.C.A.'s standard authentication process is examined in two phases. Phase one is examined by a commercial printer for discovery of live ink, confirmation of style and time period. Phase two is examined in conjunction with two true crime memorabilia experts and a handwriting analyst for authenticity off the following.
Upon approval without uncertainty T.C.A will issue a Certificate of Authenticity.
The certificate will have the T.C.A gold approval seal and display a unique certification number.
The certification number will allow you to reference the T.C.A database for authenticity.
Non-Authenticated & Inconclusive Items
If an item cannot be authenticated or is found inconsistent by our experts, $40.00 of your submission fee will be returned, minus the insured return postage. A brief letter of explanation will be provided along with the item.
Submission instructions and form
Instructions for Item Submission
1. Fill out the submission form
2. Within 24-48 hours a T.C.A agent will assign you a pre-approval number to submit your document
and link for payment via email.
3. Mail your item postal insured to:
True Crime Authentication
P.O. Box 191
Grand Ledge Michigan
NOTE: Do not send T.C.A an item with out a pre-approval number.