Appraisals and Consultations

The Value of History specializes in the formal evaluation and appraisal of personal property across several categories: Fine Art, Historical Artifacts, Antiques, Rare and Antiquarian Books, Estates and Collections.

USPAP-Compliant Appraisal Reports help owners obtain accurate insurance coverage, settle claims, document charitable donations, outline equitable division, support resale, or as expert witness testimony.

Reports address your specific needs. From privately owned items and estates to public and institutional collections, an Appraisal ReportValue Discovery Consultation or Sales Advisory Opinion is available to serve your needs.

Appraisal reports are written in compliance with the Uniform Standards of the Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), meet all applicable IRS requirements. They also uphold the writing standards of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA).

The tabs above provide more information about my specialties. Give me a call at (816) 289-5400 to discuss the kind of appraisal or consultation that is right for you, or send an email to

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