authenticate memorabilia bought elsewhere ? Do you issue insurance certificates
for memorabilia and rare signed items ?
We offer a FREE authentification service here at
Simply email an image of your item
to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give you an immediate reply with our
honest professional opinion.
For a small fee we can supply you with a unique,
high quality and detailed insurance certificate to accompany your memorabilia. Click
here to read all about our authentification programme.
is shipping ?
Shipping costs are calculated on an individual basis
based on the value, size and destination of your order. Please email for a
accept credit card payments via PayPal ?
Yes we accept PayPal.
PayPal is a free service which allows to you to to pay for your transaction
quickly and securely via credit card. It is a safe, reliable and convenient
payment method. We do not charge our buyers any fees for using PayPal.
How else can I pay for my order ?
Credit card (via
www.paypal.com (free no fees)
Personal Cheque, Money
Order & Postal Order (Only drawn in UK GBP sterling currency, payable to www.rareandsigned.com
Cash (UK sterling)
Cash (US$ or €euros,
enquire for latest exchange rates)
Where do you get all your books from ?
We have collected First
Edition books and rare autographed memorabilia since 1980. We buy from well
established auction houses and direct private collections offered for sale.
When a book title is released we often buy large stock, liasing with publishers
and distributers. We also host our own signing events with celebrities and
attend as many book signings and events as possible.
offer a COA ?
The use of COA's
(Certificate of Authenticity) has become much abused in today's market, and
they are often no longer worth the paper they are printed on. Nowadays, anybody with
a decent printer can make the worse fake signature in the world appear to have
the most exceptional provenance. We therefore do issue certificates, but these include key security features including matching serial numbers and an image of the actual item on each certificate and details of the signing where available. We
also offer a full authentification service for private and insurance purposes
(see above for further details).
First Edition Harry Potter books are worth the most money
The first printings of
the original first three UK hardbacks (not the large print or special editions)
have fetched the largest sums at auction. The special editions can also be
worth considerably more than the cover price.
Genuine signed copies of
such titles can also add considerable value to the price.