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Expertise


John Reznikoff, founder and President of University Archives, is a well-known authority and writer on the subject of rare documents and manuscripts. For more than thirty years, he has bought, consigned and sold historic documents and relics to institutions and individuals, most of whom return time and time again as need and desire arise. John is arguably the most requested Authenticator for historical items in the world. His clients have included the U. S. Justice Department , the FBI, state law enforcement, top auction houses, and the largest rare book dealers in the world. Mr. Reznikoff is regularly sought out by print and broadcast media to comment on current issues in the autograph industry. Every item we sell meets his high standards for authenticity. Click About John Reznikoff or Contact Us for more information.

Bryan Camarda is co-founder and President of the University Companies Stamp Division and is among the most respected dealers in the world. He is called upon to contribute to Scott Catalog every year. At the present time, we do not offer stamps for sale on this website. However we are interested in seeing your collection, should you wish to sell. Click on Contact Us to reach Bryan and his team.

Integrity and Terms

Every item we sell is backed by a lifetime guarantee of authenticity for the full purchase price to the original purchaser, without time limit. Every item we agree to purchase is accorded a fair price, and often we can pay you within 24 hours. Every purchase is wrapped with care and insured for loss or damage. We treasure our documents and our customers. Click here for more information.
 

TERMS OF SALE:  By either ordering or buying, the Buyer accepts these conditions of sale and enters into a legally binding, enforceable agreement with University Archives (UA).  The following terms and conditions constitute the sole terms and conditions under which UA will offer for sale and sell the property on our website or in other places.  These Conditions of Sale constitute a binding agreement between the Buyer and UA with respect to the purchase or order of material. By ordering, whether in person, through an agent or representative, by telephone, facsimile, on line, absentee order, or by any other form of order or by any other means, the Buyer acknowledges the thorough reading and understanding of all of these Conditions of Sale, all descriptions of items on the website or elsewhere, and all matters incorporated herein by reference, and agrees to be fully bound thereby. 
No order may be place in any manner unless the buyer has fully reviewed and agrees to all of the "Conditions of Sale" either printed or on line. By ordering any item the Buyer represents and warrants to UA that he or she has fully reviewed and agrees to be bound by all of these "Conditions of Sale" and the terms set forth. Without such representation, warranty and agreement, UA would not permit the buyer to order and/or buy. 
Buyer and UA agree that any agreements between the Buyer and UA including but not limited to these Conditions of Sale are entered into in Fairfield County Connecticut, which is where the agreements are to be performed and the sale to take place, no matter where buyer is situated and no matter by what means or where buyer was informed of the items and regardless of whether catalogs, materials, or other communications were received by Buyer in another location.  Both UA and the Buyer agree that any disputes under these Conditions of Sale, the subject matter hereof, the entering into, or any aspect of the Sale, shall be exclusively governed by Connecticut law, and that any and all claims or actions shall be brought and maintained only in Fairfield County, Connecticut, in a State or Federal Court to the exclusion of any other venue, locale or jurisdiction. All parties submit to such jurisdiction. Both Buyer and UA agree that these provisions are intended to be binding on all parties and that they shall solely control choice-of-law, venue and jurisdiction in the event of any dispute specifically including third party claims and cross-actions brought by either UA or Buyer and that absent such agreement, UA would not permit Buyer to buy hereunder.  Any violation of the terms of this Paragraph shall entitle the affected party to reasonable attorney fees and litigation costs in addition to all other available remedies, all of which remain reserved.  The parties agree that UA shall be entitled to present these Conditions of Sale to a court in any jurisdiction other than set forth in this paragraph as conclusive evidence of the parties' agreement, and the parties further agree that the court shall immediately dismiss any action filed in such jurisdiction.  Notwithstanding any other provision herein, the prevailing party in any claim, dispute or litigation between the parties shall be entitled to an award of reasonable attorney fees and costs of litigation.



Guarantee

Each item is unconditionally guaranteed genuine without time limit. In the unlikely event a lot is declared to be not authentic, we may ask the purchaser to supply the written opinion of one competent authority acceptable to us. We will refund the original purchase price after documentation has been submitted. The buyer’s remedy under this guarantee is limited to the cancellation of the sale and the refund of the original purchase price.

Selling and Consigning Your Items

We’re always buying. We have paid out over $100,000,000 to purchase items just like yours. Whether your item is a $500 presidential clipped signature, or a collection valued at $1 million, we are uniquely situated to pay you instantly. Click Sell an Item to find out more about selling or consigning to us.

Appraisal Service

Our appraisal service is considered the “Gold Standard” in the industry. We are often recommended by both Christie’s and Sotheby’s auction houses. The United States Justice Department hired us to appraise the 40-million piece Richard Nixon archive. Whether you need an informal, oral estimation of value, or a full-fledged written report for IRS or insurance purposes, you’ve come to the right place. Click on Appraisals & Authentication for more information.

Authentication Services

Without a doubt, John Reznikoff is the most in-demand authenticator for historical autographs in the world. Our reputation speaks for itself, but for more information, click here.

Expert Witness

John Reznikoff ‘s expertise with questioned documents and valuation is regularly sought out not only by individuals, but also by attorneys nationwide. The satisfactory outcome of many cases has deservedly established his reputation as being the expert you want on your team. Mr. Reznikoff has been hired on several high-profile murder cases, as well as simple real estate disputes involving a questioned signature on a contract. Expert Witness

Confidentiality

We deal privately with our clients, never revealing the source of our purchases. If necessary, we can give you special covenants pertaining to the time and nature of the sale of your items. To our knowledge, we are the only firm in the world that will accommodate its clients in this fashion.
 

UA News |  Expert Witness |  About John |  Appraisals and Authentication

UA News

CBS News Consults "Reznikoff...One of The Best in the World" Date: 11/07/2013
Inaugural Items - History For Sale Date: 01/17/2013
Authenticating Ronald Reagan Date: 02/08/2011
Obama Jeep Date: 09/13/2010
Historic JFK Relics at University Archives Date: 11/24/2009
NBC 30 CONNECTICUT - JFK's Lincoln Continental Date: 10/25/2009
An Introduction to University Archives Date: 10/21/2009
Michael Jackson's hair to be turned into diamonds Date: 07/30/2009
For Collectors, These Locks Are Golden Date: 11/17/2008

Expert witness

Expert Witness Testimonials - John Reznikoff Date: 10/01/2012
John Reznikoff, Questioned Document Examiner Date: 03/27/2012
Authenticating Abraham Lincoln Signatures Date: 11/12/2009
CBS 2 - JFK's Lincoln Continental Date: 10/25/2009

Appraisals and Authentication

Reznikoff Analyzes Mark Hofmann Forgeries Date: 10/15/2013
Authenticating Lyndon B. Johnson Date: 09/15/2013
X Marks the Spot - Truro Massachusetts Date: 08/01/2013
Bonnie & Clyde Bullets Date: 01/15/2013
Tools of the Trade Date: 12/15/2012
Bruce Lee Focus Mitts Date: 10/15/2012
Robert E. Lee's Most Important Order Date: 03/22/2012
JFK Authentication John Reznikoff Part 2 Date: 12/07/2010
JFK Authentication John Reznikoff Part 1 Date: 12/07/2010
Historic Lincoln Relics at University Archives Date: 12/21/2009
Terminology Used in Describing Autographs and Documents Date: 11/29/2009
Authenticating George Washington Signatures Date: 11/23/2009
Tools and Technology for Authenticating Historic Documents and Letters Date: 11/05/2009
Ernest Hemingway's Typewriter - Ultra Rare Relic For Sale Date: 11/04/2009
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