What do past customers have to say about the help they have received from Marc Mclennan.

I am a avid collector of Sports Memorabilia and have always been minful of  the need to secure documents to support the provenance and authenticity of items in my collection.

In this connection I have used the services of Authenticate It and have been impressed with the knowledge, experience and professionalism of Mr Marc Mclennan and his staff and the ethical standards of business to which they subscribe.

In my many conversations with Mr Mclennan on the subject of collecting sports memorabilia I have gathered several useful insights into the traps and pitfalls that await not only the unwary but also the informed.

As someone who strongly believes that the growth of sports memorabilia into a major business is seriously hampered by the fraudsters, forgers and scam-mongers it attracts, I applaud Mr Mclennan’s crusade to eliminate the activities of these miscreants, which he pursues with the zealotry of a proselytising missionary.

It is heartening to note that Mr Mclennan has taken up a daunting challenge, which many leading sports memorabilia auctioneers and dealers do not appear to have thought fit to embrace.

Hamer Fernando B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M. M CI Arb, Barrister-at-Law

I’d like to thank you for the professionalism that you have shown during our communications and discussions. By profession I am a Business Lecturer teaching in an adult prison. Ironically I am now teaching people who have made money illegally how to set up in business legally. In teaching I attempt to explain that attempting to make money is important, juxtaposed with having confidence in those we do business with. As businesspeople, we’re building a business relationship. To this end, the non pressurised approach that you have shown has allowed me to undertake my own enquiries and has been free from coercion or duress, a point which I first learnt about many years ago as a law student. This approach has enabled me to enter into a business relationship with confidence. It has been a pleasure interacting with you in a professional capacity and having been met with a professional manner.


I find Marc Mclennan to be passionate about autograph authenticity more than most dealers I run across. The collecting public have a friend in Marc.

Al Wittnebert

I have known Marc for a few years , in this time working with him I have found him to be highly professional , Knowledgeable and very courteous . Marc also has great sense of humour and is great fun to work with.

Lawrence / Prestige Pawn Brokers / Channel 4s “Posh Pawn”

I have been an avid collector buyer and seller of autographs for many years and must say in all sincerity that there is no one in the autograph business who can surpass Marc Mclennan / Authenticateit UK in the presentation and quality of the merchandise that he sells.

You buy from Marc with 100% confidence in the authenticity and excellent condition of the items you are getting.

Marc Mclennans reputation is impeccable and beyond reproach when it comes to doing a deal with him – you can rely on his honesty and integrity – he truly is a man of his word and its a pleasure to do business with him!

Marc is an autograph dealer second to none with a good heart and sense of fair play to all – but most of all he is a man you can rely upon in regards that if he strikes a deal with you…..he keeps his word and comes through with flying colors!!

His action of setting up AFTAL has done wonders for the Autograph business / world and I for one highly recommend that any collector buyer or seller contacts Marc Mclennan / Authenticateit UK if you want to deal with the very best!!

Grant Mumberson / Autograph Collector

I would like to thank Authenticateit uk and in particular Marc Mclennan for his excellent service during a recent enquiry, regarding the authentication of an autograph. Not only was his service to me quick and informative, he also went beyond what was required of this service and gave me advice on value and where I might best sell the item. I can’t thank him and Authenticateituk for their excellent work and would recommend this company.

Major E.L.Leigh RA (Rtd.)

Just a quick thank you to www.authenticateit.co.uk really for the help you have given me regarding the fake Messi shirt that my father bought from the charity auction. I received the full £700 refund from the charity last week.

I have also had a meeting with them regarding policy and due diligence regarding any future items they may auction.

My father was obviously a little upset but was pleased with the outcome.
I think people put too much trust into charities when they have these auctions.
Thank you for all your help and the time you took out without asking for even a token payment.
We like to donate £70 to charity and was hoping we could do this to a charity of your choice.
If you could nominate a local or a charity close to your heart that would be great

Kevin Kirkbride / Autograph Collector

 I just wanted to let you know that the jacket arrived safe and sound (and without issue at Customs). I can’t thank you enough for your help in making this all possible, and I really appreciate the effort that You and Nick Leeson made in coming down to Canary Wharf to deliver the whole box. It’s been a real pleasure working with you.
James Morley / Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Stanley

Marc and his team at Sport & Star Autograph have supported my charity  “The Burned Childrens Club” for many years, and in this time they have raised an amazing amount of money for us, Marc and his team are so professional and at the same time caring and supportive , they are still doing a great for us, and would reconmmend getting in touch if thinking of organising an auction at your charity nights. Thank you to Marc, Jamie and Nicola

Pat Wade M.B.E.

A big thank you to Marc Jamie and Nicola, and all the staff at Sport & Star Autographs for organising and hosting the charity event on Saturday 7th April in support of the Rudolph Walker Foundation, Marc you and your staff were super organised, super friendly, super generous and just simply super! thanks to Maximus Security absolute professional, and of course a big thank you to the people of Basildon who come down to support and donated generously to our charity, Great to see so many familys, I still can’t get over the wonderful reception I received, Amazing

Rudolph Walker O.B.E.