James Spence Authentication (JSA) is a third party authentication company that has accumulated an impressive exemplar database of nearly 700,000 files which are used by autograph authenticators to accurately assess the thousands of autographs submitted to them on a daily basis. Their autograph and handwriting experts regularly visit auction houses, attend trade shows and conventions and constantly research the veracity of autographs of sports figures, celebrities, entertainers, politicians and historical figures.
The Witnessed Protection Program (WPP) is unique to JSA and is one of the most coveted certificates of authenticity in the autograph verification business since it guarantees that an authenticator from JSA personally witnessed the autograph being applied by the signer. Like the JSA basic certification, the JSA WPP also consists of a serialized sticker affixed to the signed piece of memorabilia as well as a hard card certificate of authenticity (COA) bearing the same serial number. The provenance of the autographs backed by either the basic certification or the WPP may be checked and verified on the JSA website at any time by entering the serial number of any JSA issued COA.
THECOMICMONSTER uses JSA authentication services exclusively for memorabilia autographed by celebrities at shows and events we attend. JSA authenticators and witnesses are present in person at most of those events to assign the coveted WPP COA, but occasionally there will be signings and events which JSA is not able to attend, due to scheduling. When this occurs, we will happily transport your signed items to the next event where JSA is in attendance and obtain the basic certification for you at that event. Simply make arrangements with us in advance and we are happy to assist.
For more information on JSA and the services they offer, please visit JSA at https://www.spenceloa.com