What’s more, with all our illustrations comes a Certificate of Authenticity. This way, you know the illustration you’ve bought is a genuine antique-a living fragment of history. Our business prides itself on stocking only genuine originals; unlike so many online brokers who sell reproductions, we provide you with an authentic piece of the past, an illustration from the periodicals of the 1940s and 1950s. At VAA, heritage is our watchword. The certificate is packed with information: along with the number of the illustration, we print the category of product which it’s advertising, the country from which it comes, the printing technique employed to create it, and finally its size. To top it off, we choose to stamp each frame with ‘Vintage Advertising Art’- as a reminder that you’ve purchased an illustration from a company with incredibly high standards for presentation.