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 or benefits from a USPAP-compliant appraisal report to aid in obtaining insurance, settling a claim, documenting a charitable donation, achieving equitable division, resale, or expert witness testimony. Whether it’s a privately owned 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 and long-term goals.

Value Discovery and Risk Mitigation

While individuals and families are my most frequent clients, I also work regularly with institutional and corporate collections, archives, trust officers, philanthropic giving directors, insurance agents, and claims managers.

My appraisal reports are written in compliance with the Uniform Standards of the Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), meet all applicable IRS requirements, and uphold the writing 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.

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