Where is the best place for antique appraisals?

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  1. elisse wrote on :

    When i had a gallery in NYC (1990s) Sothebys & Christies did appraisals for free; you could even email them photos/info and they would give an approx. appraisal and let you know if they were interested. They would be my first stop, and I’d then work my way through the other auction houses, in the USA, Canada, Israel, UK, Asia, etc. You can also “Google” what you have and see what comes up on the web, and check on eBay, etc., as well. Hope this helps!

  2. rubees@aol.com wrote on :

    If you need an appraisal for insurance purposes, replacement value (perhaps you are moving and concerned with damage), or donation purposes, or just want the value researched and documented, I recommend you contact the American Society of Appraisers for an appropriate specialist in your area. You can google them and contact them online. They are excellent and trained.

  3. Dindy904 wrote on :

    I think your local auction houses.

  4. Dindy904 wrote on :

    I think the best place to get antiques appraised in the area I live is at one of the auction houses. Most of the auction houses offer free appraisals one or two specific times each week…check this venue out in your area…but remember a great appraisal does not mean a buyer..much less a guarantee of “SOLD” price actually received meeting apraised value ! GOOD LUCK !

  5. deb schrodt wrote on :

    It really depends on what you have. Most antique dealers specialize in a particular period. Most dealers can tell you what something is worth but if you are looking for any professional appraiser than i suggest you Google in your area. I am more than happy to help point you in the right direction.

  6. sherrie hunter wrote on :

    I would look up antique shops and ask there. Also anyone that does Estate sales will be able to help you. My ex was a antique dealer. Also if the item is marked on bottom w/a name you can Search Online and see if you can find your item there. Go to Ebay and see if there is someone selling anything familiar to what you have. Go to “ask.com” ask your question and post a picture, or do it here and maybe someone will know. I haave gone to boostores before and if it is glass ware look for antique glassware books and see if it’s in there..Just remember you won’t get what the book says if you want to sell as dealers and collectables want to make money too..Good luck! Sherrie

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