Books & Ephemera

With a background in literary societies and associations – along with having attended the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, I provide authoritative appraisals on your rare and antiquarian book library or collection – or even just provide guidance about newer or inherited books and collections.

The appraisal process begins with an on-site examination including assessment, inventory, and photography as the first phase. The second phase includes market research and valuation of the property, as well as production of the written USPAP-compliant appraisal report.

Prior to making a ncommitment, I will advise you of steps that will expedite the process, and estimate the total time the project will take. Formal proposals are available.

I can help you with a single item or entire estate, business or collection. While no project is too big or too small, if the item(s) you’d like appraised do not warrant the work or expense, I will let you know up front.

Fees for appraisal services are charged by the hour for small projects or by a negotiated project fee for larger collections, archives or estates. The fee includes on-site inspection, assessment, research time and final appraisal report.

Value Discovery Consultations and Sales Advisory Opinions are also available for those seeking only basic information or guidance about their estate or collection. Call me at (816) 289-5400 or email me for more information.

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