The Value of History specializes in the evaluation, review and formal appraisal of personal property including Fine Art, Historical Artifacts, Antiques, Rare and Antiquarian Books, Estates and Collections.
Personal property often requires a USPAP-compliant appraisal for obtaining insurance, settling a claim, documenting a charitable donation, equitable division, resale, or expert witness testimony. Whether it’s a private item, public collection, or an entire estate, I have a formal Appraisal Report, Value Discovery Consultation or Sales Advisory Opinion to serve your immediate needs or long-term goals.
Value Discovery and Risk Mitigation
While individuals and families are my most frequent clients, I also work regularly with trust officers, philanthropic giving directors, institutional and corporate collections, archives, insurance agents, and claims managers in a variety of appraisal-related roles.
I also assist other appraisers when my expertise is needed to complete an unusual or complex project.
Appraisal reports are written in compliance with the Uniform Standards of the Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), applicable IRS regulations, and standards of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA).
Click on the tabs above for more information about my specialty areas, then give me a call at (816) 289-5400 to discuss the kind of appraisal or consultation that is right for you, or send me an email.