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Autograph Appraisal

[caption id="attachment_2560" align="alignleft" width="259"] Presidential Autograph of Ronald Reagan[/caption] Collecting U. S. presidential autographs and documents can be fun, expensive and risky. Tackling the risky segment first, one should be aware of where to go and where not to go to purchase collectible signatures. We all know...

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Estate Jewelry Appraisal

[caption id="attachment_2554" align="alignleft" width="252"] Estate Jewelry Appraisal[/caption] In recent years, it seems there has been a growing interest in jewelry items that have a past. While the allure of shiny new charms in glass cases still entices mall goers and passersby, the mystery and glamour behind...

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Antique Appraisal: Demand Creates Value

I have the pleasure of receiving most of the inquiries for our appraisal service. I have responded to thousands of calls and emails from potential clients that are very excited about the possibility of finally understanding the real value of their item. Their excitement and...

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Online Appraisal

As independent appraisers, we produce a certified appraisal report that meets all USPAP standards as required by insurers, government agencies, and the courts. This is our 36th year in business. The online appraisal process involves you providing a brief item description and item image. In almost...

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Stamp Collection Appraisal

Our stamp appraisal experts stay busy certifying the value of stamp collections. In fact, currently, we are appraising three sizable collections. It is likely we will be tasked with selling all three collections for the benefit of the heirs of the collectors. As independent appraisers...

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Diamond Jewelry Care

A diamond, to many, is a precious symbol of forever. It is a valuable investment, and should be properly taken care of, to ensure it lasts as long as the love it represents. A certified jewelry appraisal by an accredited Gemologist is necessary to insure...

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Wolf 6 Eyes range stainless steel with hot plate and double oven

[caption id="attachment_2418" align="alignright" width="300"] Wolf Stainless Steel Range[/caption] Wolf 6 Eyes range stainless steel with hot plate and double oven. Replacement Value: $10,000+ The Sub-Zero Freezer Company was founded in 1945, by Westye F. Bakke in Madison, Wisconsin. Westye Bakke is survived by his daughter Elaine. In 2000, they acquired the domestic appliance...

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Decorative Art

Chinese Porcelain Blue and White Double Gourd Vase, 18th Century, 18 inches tall. Replacement Value: $12,000+ Introduced to Europe in the fourteenth century, Chinese porcelains were regarded as objects of great rarity and luxury. The examples that appeared in Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries were often...

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Fine Art

[caption id="attachment_2407" align="alignleft" width="300"] Shang Ding Oil on Canvas[/caption] Framed oil on canvas depicting Chinese girl signed and dated lower right by the artist Shang Ding 1990 63" x 73". Replacement Value: $85,000+   A figure and portrait painter, primarily of female subjects, he has Chinese heritage and became...

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Donation Appraisal

If you are donating non-cash items to an IRS designated charitable organization in order to itemize a tax deduction you may need to have a certified appraisal performed. The appraisal requirement from an IRS qualified appraiser is determined by the total fair market value of...

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