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SUBMIT YOUR VHS FOR GRADING

Send us your favorite VHS tape to receive a grade and authentication.

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SUBMISSION PROCESS

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STEP 1: SUBMIT YOUR VHS
To submit VHS for grading and encapsulation, collectors must complete our industry-leading submission process. This is designed to help you calculate the appropriate tiers and grading costs for your items, as well as to provide a record of what has been submitted. Please remember to include both your shipping and billing addresses if you are using a credit card to pay for your submission(s) if those addresses differ. Once we receive your order, you’ll receive a confirmation email that includes a set of instructions and a send-in address. NOTE: Check your spam/junk folder for those instructions if they don’t otherwise appear.
STEP 2: WE RECEIVE YOUR VHS
Carefully package your items for shipment to VHSDNA and include your submission receipt.

  1. Carefully wrap each item in 1-2 layers of bubble wrap, or use protective cases designed specifically for your item(s) when available. For items with box flaps, a piece of cardboard or similar hard material should be placed behind the item box to support the flap before wrapping the item in bubble wrap.
  2. Place bubble-wrapped item(s) in a large enough box to allow for 3 of padding on every side of the item. Fill in all additional space with sufficient packaging material (packaging peanuts, etc.) to keep the item(s) stationery. Do not overfill the box with packaging material – this can damage the item by causing a plastic window to collapse, etc.
    NOTE: For all high-value items, VHSDNA recommends double-boxing (placing a box containing the item into a larger outer shipping box).
  3. Secure your box with packaging tape and send it fully insured to VHSDNA’s current address.

STEP 3: GRADING
Once your VHS is received, it is put through our authentication practices before it goes to grading. Here we confirm the authenticity of the VHS Sleeve and, if CIB (Complete In Box), the interior tape. The tape for a CIB needs to match the sleeve or it will earn a “Mis-Match” designation. After the VHS is authenticated, it enters the grading process. Here we utilize a brand new 10-Point Grading Scale technique, specific to VHS, to come to our “Overall Grade” conclusion.
STEP 4: ENCAPSULATING / ARCHIVING
Preliminary Grading Stage – We document flaws and other characteristics of each item you’ve submitted for grading. Your items are also closely inspected for various forms of tampering and restoration, as well as checked to verify they represent authentic and original examples. Once an item is verified as authentic and confirmed that it will indeed be cased, a production order for all custom or special cases is sent to our fabrication department for manufacture.

Casing Stage – Grade labels for your items are printed and sealed inside the acrylic case designed to custom fit your items. A final quality control check for grade and label accuracy is performed by a senior grader prior to placing your items in their respective acrylic cases and sealing them. If any discrepancies are found, the affected items are sent back to the Final Grading Stage.

STEP 5: WE RETURN OR LIST YOUR VHS
Our pre-paid return shipping rates apply to the Continental United States only.

VHS DISPLAY CASE

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From the start, the main goal of VHSDNA has been to preserve and display your treasured VHS tapes. To us, these have always been valuable collectibles. Use of our services, grading and authentication, ensures that the rarest and most original tapes are properly honored for posterity. After months of prototyping, VHSDNA has arrived on a design worthy of your attention.

Nested solidly, your tape will “float,” displaying the VHS sleeve art prominently behind a subtle VHSDNA log. We are particularly proud of the aesthetic of our final case.

Our encapsulation method goes the extra mile. A single millimeter of our acrylic would suffice to shield a VHS sleeve from damaging UV rays. When you receive your VHS, six millimeters of acrylic will protect her from the Sun and pretty much anything else in your home.

Star Wars VHS in VHSDNA Display Case

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