Books & Ephemera

I have a long history with international literary societies and associations, and that combined with my coursework at the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia means I can research and write authoritative USPAP-compliant appraisals of your rare and antiquarian book library or institutional collection.

For some, an expert market perspective is needed before moving forward. In that case, a Value Discovery Consultation or Sales Advisory Report would be my recommendation.

The evaluation 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 USPAP-compliant appraisal report.

Prior to making any commitment, I will recommend steps that will expedite the process, and then estimate the total time the project will take. Formal proposals are available.

Fees for appraisal services are charged by the hour for small projects or by a negotiated project fee for more extensive collections, archives, or estates. The fee includes an onsite 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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