CGC - A Behind the Scenes Look!

Mark Salzberg chairman of Certified Collectibles Group

Certified Guaranty Company, or CGC, is an independent, third-party authenticator and grader of vintage concert posters. Their work has led to exploding demand in concert poster collecting and set record prices!

Due to the availability of this unbiased, third-party, authentication and grading service, the demand for vintage concert posters have grown exponentially, otherwise known as the CGC Rock Poster Revolution!

What was once a niche marketplace has now been transformed into a highly sought after art form. Becoming widely recognized and displayed at the most important art museums across the United States like the New York Museum of Modern ArtThe Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Smithsonian Institution.

As every collector understands, the value of a collectible is directly proportionate to its rarity and state of preservation. Getting your poster CGC graded provides unbiased opinions on authentication, attribution, originality (many posters have had professional restoration), and condition.

Not a day goes by in our office without someone asking for more information on the company making all this noise in the industry. A recently published article provides some vital information on CGC's parent company, The Certified Collectibles Group.

The parent company has been around for more than 30 years, has 275 employees in the U.S., and another 85 employees scattered at several offices around the world. They have authenticated and graded tens of millions of collectibles valued at many billions of dollars.

This world-class operation has turned vintage concert posters into a world-class marketplace! Collectors that are used to independent third-party authentication and grading can now safely acquire vintage concert posters — all without worrying about detecting original printings versus reprints, professional restorations, counterfeits, or misattributed conditions.

This massive influx of collectors has created exploding demand that has overwhelmed the small available supply and has led to increased frequency in record prices.

To read the full article, head on over to BusinessObserverFL.com.

Learn more about how CGC grading has effected the vintage concert poster market with our previous posts below:

If you have vintage concert posters or handbills that you'd like submitted for CGC grading, we can take care of everything for you.

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