About The IAGA

Indian Artifact Grading Authority


Each artifact submitted to the IAGA is evaluated with the highest of standards. Our staff, headed by Joseph Mattingly has over 30 years of experience with Indian artifacts.  Joseph’s qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Physical Anthropology, Authentication Methodology, as well as National Museum Curation and Collection Work. He has scientifically examined countless authentic Indian artifacts and utilizes that experience on each evaluation.

Services provided by the Indian Artifact Grading Authority assist clients with establishing the value of their Native American artifacts.  Whether you are new to Indian artifacts or a lifelong collector, the IAGA will meet your needs.   

Our services include:

Artifact Authentication – Grading – Appraisals

Artifact Collection Sales 

Artifact Location Services 

Artifact Investing Consultations

Artifacts that have been certified by the IAGA often see an increase in price and demand. Buyers and sellers trade with more confidence by mail, phone, or on the internet, because they know what to expect of an IAGA evaluated artifact. Buyers that know what they’re getting are more likely to be confident and aggressive. Sellers can be assured they’re getting paid a fair price for their artifact’s condition. And because the collector knows what to expect, fewer items are returned because of dissatisfaction.  Collectors trust IAGA artifact certification.   

Would you like to be added to our growing network of collectors?

Indian artifact enthusiasts around the world turn to the IAGA to add quality authentic relics to their collections.  To be added to our growing network of collectors simply fill out the form below or send your request via email to:  artifactgrading@yahoo.com 

Please be sure to note any specific collecting interests within the Comments section of the form.  We will contact you when something becomes available that you may be interested in purchasing.

IAGA Collector Network
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