An informal opinion via email based on a large, clear photograph. This may be effective for determining forgeries, Autopens, secretarials or if an item may be authentic. Note that it may be impossible to determine through a photo if an item is a copy or a pre-printed autograph. My opinion is offered under the presumption the item is not a copy of an authentic autograph.
Email Opinions begin at $12, and there is a discount for multiple items.
- Email a link or a large clear photo of the item to
- In most cases, I will reply within hours.
- If I cannot offer an opinion or the auction ends before I can respond, I will refund the fee.
Letter of Authenticity
For a Letter of Authenticity (LOA), you must submit the item(s) for an in-hand review.
Prices for written opinions start at $20. The partial list below includes prices for items commonly submitted for review. I offer discounts for multiple items.
- Aldrin, Buzz - $40
- Anders, Bill - $35
- Apollo 8 crew - $75
- Apollo 1 crew - $125
- Apollo 11 crew - $125
- Armstrong, Neil - $80
- Challenger & Columbia crews - $125
- Gagarin, Yuri - $30
- Grissom, Gus - $40
- Mercury 7 - $125
- Schmitt, Harrison - $35
- Shepard, Alan - $30
- White, Edward - $40
- Young, John - $40
- Other space & aviation - please inquire
Return shipping is based on the carrier of your choice and the level of insurance coverage desired.
To submit or for a quote
For a price quote or to get instructions on how to submit an item, please use the form below.
Please note that authenticity determinations are opinions based on many years of hobby experience and study of space and aviation autographs. Authentication involves individual judgment that is subjective and requires the exercise of professional opinion, which can change from time to time. Therefore, Zarelli Space Authentication, LLC makes no warranty or representation, does not guarantee authenticity and shall have no liability whatsoever for loss or damages allegedly sustained as a result of opinions rendered.