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Discuss: Certificate of Authenticity: How do you make one?

Submitted by mstephens at 1/11/2017 9:32:47 AM CST

mstephens: I am beginning to sell a few of my original paintings, and I was wondering what I should use for a certificate of authenticity? What makes it an official certificate? What are the requirements? Is there some basic form? What makes it authentic??? Isn't my signature enough?

Do you use these certificates for prints too?

Just curious to see what everyone else does.

Thanks in advance for your advice!

Marie
www.mariestephensart.com

Jeffrey Phillips
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I have seen a few online - try to Google for a certificate. I am also researching this . Let me know if you find a really good one that has the proper look and feel to it

Shirley Leago
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Jeffrey, you do not have to have a certificate of authenticity with an original. Those are for prints. You may want to sign and number those prints as well.
You may want to authenticate that the original belongs to you. All you have to do is take a picture of it, send the picture to yourself through the mail. When it returns do not open it. File it away along with the paper work as to whom you sold the painting to. It is also a good idea to have somewhere in your proof of sale that only you as the artist has the rights to reproduction. It is proof by the U.S. postal service that you painted the painting and it will be dated. This is to keep anyone else from copying your painting and claiming it for their own.