PSA/DNA Authentication Encapsulation Issue

PipestonePetePipestonePete Posts: 1,342 ✭✭✭✭

I recently submitted a Harper Lee AQS to PSA/DNA for authentication and encapsulation. I was a little disappointed upon receiving the autograph back and seeing that it was askew inside the slab. I know that this is a trivial complaint but considering the value of the item it would be nice to have it squared up properly within the slab. I have emailed PSA/DNA to see if I could resubmit the AQS after attaching it to an acid free backing (using archival corner tabs) cut to proper dimensions. Has anyone else encountered this issue?

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 4,962 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree, it is annoying.

    Great quote. Did you get it from her? I never bothered writing to her as I heard she never responded.

  • PipestonePetePipestonePete Posts: 1,342 ✭✭✭✭

    @JBK said:
    I agree, it is annoying.

    Great quote. Did you get it from her? I never bothered writing to her as I heard she never responded.

    This particular quote I purchased on Ebay years ago. I did have one that I personally received from Ms. Lee which I gave to my daughter. Ms. Lee signed a number of items for me in the 1990's and early 2000's. I don't think she ever refused to sign anything that I ever sent her.


  • JBKJBK Posts: 4,962 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fantastic stuff. I might have tried once with her - don't recall. Did she have an agent/office, or was it a home address? Wish I tried harder as she is a good one to have.

    In regard to the slabs, what is all that wrinkled plastic? I see that on other signatures things they encapsulate. Is it a soft sleeve that they then seal in the hard plastic case? Seems they need to step up their game a bit on the presentation. The slabs are not just for authenticity - they are for display also.

  • PipestonePetePipestonePete Posts: 1,342 ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 27, 2018 9:56AM

    Yes, it appears that the card is placed in a soft sleeve and then sealed within the hard plastic.

    I used to just address my items to her c/o Monroeville, AL until she responded with a PO box number.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 4,962 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think this slab issue may be quite common. I just bought my first ever slabbed autograph (a check) and if was also slightly crooked.

  • alifaxwa2alifaxwa2 Posts: 2,986 ✭✭✭

    Have you tried tapping the necessary corner to get it to shift? It’s not locked like that.

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  • PipestonePetePipestonePete Posts: 1,342 ✭✭✭✭

    @alifaxwa2 said:
    Have you tried tapping the necessary corner to get it to shift? It’s not locked like that.

    I haven't tried that yet. Thank you for the suggestion.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 4,962 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Let me know if it works. I assumed the soft plastic was meant to keep it "in place" inside the hard plastic cavity, even if it is in the wrong place. But maybe not...

  • PipestonePetePipestonePete Posts: 1,342 ✭✭✭✭

    I'll get if from the bank the next time I stop in. I will try tapping the corners to see if there is any movement and then let you know.

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