Minimum Declared Values

DCA does not currently enforce minimum declared values in most instances, but accurate values should be assigned on your submission form. Please be aware that the proper declaration of value is for your protection as this is the maximum compensation you will receive in case of damage. The value you declare should represent the value you would place on your item after it has been graded and is ready to ship back to you. It should also include all costs such as shipping and grading fees associated with your item. If you’d like an estimate of what your item is worth, we recommend checking completed eBay auctions or looking for identical or similar items for sale on the internet from various collectors and dealers. We are happy to assist however we can, but we are often hesitant to estimate the value of items as this is not where our expertise lies. We provide grading and authentication services and can’t always stay up-to-date with values throughout collectible markets.

If you’d like to inquire about recommended values, please feel free to contact us and we’ll try to help you to the best of our ability.