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detailed certification

Detailed Authentication Process $125.00 


Each item that is submitted to T.C.A.'s detailed 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 of the following. 

Autograph Structure

Ink/Medium Analysis

Handwriting Analysis

Side-By-Side Comparison

Object Evaluation

Upon approval without uncertainty, T.C.A will issue a handwriting analysis report, three examples of the signature in other applications, and 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, $100.00 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. 

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