Appraisals are made by determining either the fair market value, or replacement value of the item based on auction sales, retail sales, professional contacts and our own experience. Between online resources, our reference library and professional contacts, we can accurately appraise a large variety of personal property. Along with being able to appraise all manner of personal property, we are one of the few that specialize in collectibles such as Sports Memorabilia, Autographs, Coins, Stamps, Comic Books, Ephemera, Toys, etc.
We perform appraisals for various purposes such as sale, acquisition, taxes, insurance, estate planning, estate liquidation, divorce and more.
Insurance- An appraisal documents the existence, condition and replacement value of your belongings. It is wise to have an updated appraisal every five years
Estate Planning - If you are thinking of leaving personal property to relatives
Estate Liquidation- If you have inherited personal property and need an evaluation of the value of your items.
Divorce - If you are dividing up property due to divorce and need an independent third party to appraise those items.
Sales- Thinking of selling your collection? Get a third party appraisal of your property
Acquisitions - Thinking of buying an item of value? Get an second opinion to make sure that the price that you are paying for an item is in line with its current market value
Taxes - Thinking of donating to Charity? Donors of property with Fair Market Value of $5,000 or more must submit an appraisal when filing their taxes if they claim a tax deduction.