IAGA Authentication Service
 
 
  
 We offer a comprehensive Indian Artifact Authentication Service for those wishing to determine the authenticity of their Native American Artifacts.  The cost of this service is $20.00 per artifact plus return shipping.  An official IAGA Certificate of Authenticity will be issued for each artifact deemed authentic.  We evaluate all categories and types of Prehistoric Native American artifacts. 

                                                    

 


Our staff, headed by Joseph Mattingly, has over 30 years of combined experience in the Indian artifact field.  Joseph's qualifications include Formal Degrees in Physical Anthropology, Authentication Methodology, as well as National Museum Curation and Collection work. He has scientifically examined countless authentic Indian Artifacts, and utilizes this experience on every evaluation. 

IAGA Authentication Certificates are produced on professional quality photographic paper.  The certificates are housed inside clear protective cases to ensure their safe display and storage.  Each certificate of authenticity includes an assigned grade as well as an official IAGA embossed seal, embossed stamp, and a unique certificate number.  A digital copy of each certificate is also stored in our secure database. 
Having an official certificate from the IAGA will ensure the preservation of the artifact's provenance and historical information.  The grade assigned, along with the classification, can be used to determine the approximate value and rarity of the artifact.  This documentation can prove invaluable when assessing your artifact collection, or in the event the collection needed to replaced by an insurance company.


  Authentication Submissions

1. When making a submission, please include $20.00 for each artifact you would like evaluated for authenticity along with $12.00 for return shipping.  (We offer special rates on evaluating large groups of artifacts and entire collections. Please contact us for further information).  We accept PayPal, Money Orders, Certified Checks, and Personal Checks as payment.  Personal Checks are subject to clearing before your package is returned.  Please send PayPal payments to: artifactgrading@yahoo.com

2. Once your artifacts have been evaluated, they will be shipped back to you via USPS Priority Mail with tracking included.  If insurance is desired, please include the appropriate funds and indicate the amount of coverage desired.  For current Express Mail, Registered Mail and insurance rates please visit The United States Postal Service Website .  We are not responsible for any loss or damage caused during transit.  All items submitted with insufficient funds will be held until proper funds are received. 

3.  With all submissions please remember to send your contact information including name, address, and a telephone number where you can be reached.  Please mail all artifact submissions to:       
   
IAGA
     PO Box 58481
     Louisville, KY 40268

  
If you have any further questions before submitting your item(s) for evaluation, please contact us via e-mail at
artifactgrading@yahoo.com or by phone at: (502)741-3335

 
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