Artifact Authentication Services
My name is Alex Przygoda and I am the owner of The Artifact Company. My primary business is that of auctioning top-quality Native American Artifacts. I offer LIVE Internet Auctions every 30 days or so along with numerous regularly updated Ebay listings which can be viewed on the home page. I also offer a unique proprietary Authentication Service designed specifically for the collector of high-end artifacts.
Bill Jackson (now retired), who was one of the nation's first few commercial authenticators of ancient artifacts, is my stepfather. I worked shoulder to shoulder with Bill for over 20 years co-authenticating utilizing a methodology 'developed by and perfected by us' pertaining to artifacts, known as The Analysis of the Post-Depositional Surface Modification (or the PDSM methodology). Basically, the method is a distillation of numerous scientific disciplines in order to ascertain an artifact's antiquity through observation of evidence left on the surface of the artifact, without regard to reported history or provenance. For over a decade we were the only authenticators to have offered training in this methodology. Since the introduction of our training class, several have claimed that this knowledge sprung forth from their minds without giving proper credit. Make no mistake, in the ancient artifacts market we have been the leaders in the field of scientific non-destructive analysis and evaluation. Virtually all of the 100+ currently operating artifact authenticators in the United States claim to use the PDSM methodology, or at least their interpretation of it, yet only three of them have actually attended the class.
Long ago I recognized a major gap in the Authentication Market between collector desire for authentic relics, and the efforts of inexperienced but generally well-meaning individuals to provide commercial authentication services which routinely vary in accuracy. After the launch of The Artifact Company in 2008 I developed and now offer a unique artifact evaluation service that addresses numerous issues that are lacking in traditional single-sheet authentication. Namely, I provide a thorough investigation of an artifact's attributes and proper documentation of the reported history and evidence of authenticity. Thus, the 'Artifact Analytical Report' (or AAR) was born. These multi-page reports present clear evidence in extensive text with descriptions, lineage, photographs (including numerous close-ups), UV photographs, maps, charts, etc., documenting in great detail all of the highly desirable and pertinent information regarding each examined item that is found impressive by even the most skeptical reviewer.
Please feel free to call me at any time at 1-800-466-3836 with questions regarding matters of authentication or to arrange for a review of your artifact(s).