Certificate of Authentication of your Amy Goodrich Collectables / Portobello Bear Co. bear
In 1996, I began developing & creating my artist bears and gave each bear a certificate of authentication detailing the specifics of the character, together with a swing tag care card and side labels. By1997 - my Portobello bears were being sold to various UK specialist bear shops - the first being Kensington bears of London, Teddy bears of Whitney and Stonegate bears of York. It was during 1998, with a series of magazine articles, double page advertisements and international exhibitions - that the word spread globally.
If you have either lost or did not receive one - I have started to re-issue them to ensure that your collection is fully verified by myself.
With digital technology, it is now possible for me to add a photo of your collectable to the certificate too - which will provide further clarification for future generations.
Over the years some pieces of my work have lost their clothing, had them changed, tags removed and even side labels cut out. I would like the opportunity to bring these back to their original state and give you the collector the documentation that will be so important to your investment in the future.
If you find a bear that appears to be one of mine, it would be advised to contact me directly and I will be able to verify whether it is a true bear made by myself. It is unfortunate to say that there does seem to be copies that arise on the secondary market and I would hate to think that a collector invests in a bear that I did not actually make.
Having full authentication of each of your bears/animals will ensure that your collection will hold its true value over time.
This service is for all my soft sculpture work including bears bearing either the 'Portobello Bear Co.' label or the 'Amy Goodrich Collectables' label.
I am also most happy to work with you if you have purchased a genuine bear of mine but it lacks its original character to bring it back to its former glory by adorning it with a chosen outfit and accessories.
This is an ongoing service and the fee charged is merely to cover the cost of printing and paper costs. Simply specify how many certificates you wish to have made and click to make a purchase.
Thank you , Amy x
Paypal and bank transfers payments are accepted.
I also offer a flexible layaway system to enable collectors to spread the purchase over a number of months.
When you select an art work that you wish to buy, please confirm this by purchasing from the gallery. A deposit of 25% will secure this. You can then pay the balance over the following 3 months.
I will ship your artwork when paid for in full.
Please note that this is a binding contract, and deposits are nonrefundable when contracts are not completed as agreed. The money paid can be transfered to another purchase in the form of a credit note.
Shipping from United States
I always insure and use fully trackable international services.
When you receive your chosen art work, please inspect carefully. If you are not 100% happy, please contact me immediately. Should the decision be made to return the piece, it is requested that you do so within 7 days of receipt.
I would appreciate knowing your final decision.
As soon as I receive it, I will make sure it is in its original condition. If that is the case, I will notify you and gladly refund the cost of the work, less shipping/handling/insurance.
I enjoy working directly with you the collector in making that dream character that you have yet to find. So feel free to contact me regarding any special requests and I will endeavour to make this dream come true.