THE PURSUIT OF HISTORY
Building on an educated passion of over 25 years, Vintage Memorabilia buys and sells authentic signed letters, documents, manuscripts, books, photographs, ephemera and other memorabilia of historical or cultural significance. Much of our inventory is exquisitely framed, using only the finest conservation methods and materials, ensuring that with proper care, our memorabilia will remain prized heirlooms for generations.
We only acquire items that have the highest degrees of authenticity and provenance available, or that can be established by our own staff based on thorough research, comparisons to known exemplars, and collaborating with other reputable dealers, experienced collectors and museums where applicable. All Vintage Memorabilia autographs are unconditionally guaranteed to be genuine. This guarantee applies to refund of the purchase price, and is without time limit to the original purchaser. A written and signed unconditional guarantee to that effect accompanies each item we sell. Aside from this promise, please understand that all sales are final.
Selling or Consigning Your Memorabilia
If you are considering selling your collection, or find that you have a few items lying around you'd like to get more information about, please contact us. We are somewhat particular in the things we choose to represent (no sports, for example, unless they are singular vintage items) but we do significant research on each item, writing a compelling story that speaks to its history or relevance to significant events and people. We provide the highest quality photography and image scanning to best present your material to our clientele, marketing and promoting our material in the most professional manner designed to reach the broadest audience worldwide. Our pricing reflects the strongest market values, and we offer fair, competitive terms to sellers looking to make the most of their valued collections. Vintage Memorabilia has a solid reputation for reliability, experience, and trust.
A Word About Authenticity
Due to the controversial nature of so-called Certificates of Authenticity—which are often scrutinized as having questionable authority and generally have no money-back guarantee standing behind them—we are cautious about the opinions of third-party authenticators. Along with a growing number of legitimate dealers, we urge collectors to be wary of authentication services in general, since many of even the most "reputable" have been found to have erred significantly—and without accountability. If any item we sell is declared to be not authentic, we may, in certain cases, ask for the written opinion of one competent authority acceptable to us. We will refund the purchase price after documentation has been established. If we make an honest mistake on any item we sell, we make good on it. It's as simple as that.
There are sufficient resources available today for most collectors to do their own research—comparing sold examples on reputable auction and dealer sites, investigating scholarly books and other materials on their subject, and generally gathering as much relevant detail as possible about their subject and his or her writing styles and patterns—to determine authenticity to the best of their own ability, and potential buyers are strongly encouraged to do so. Buying from reputable dealers who offer the same iron-clad guarantee we do is your best protection when acquiring autograph memorabilia.
We are members in good standing of The Manuscript Society.