As a generalist appraiser, I provide accurate and thorough evaluations

of antiques and personal property.

I can appraise most items in households; I call on other specialists as needed.

​​Appraisal vs. Evaluation
An appraisal is a written document that provides a value conclusion by a subject matter specialist or appraiser of an item or collection of items. Appraisals are typically required for legal purposes like:


  • insurance for owned items of personal property, from a single piece of art to an entire household

  • estate division between heirs or taxation for estates

  • or tax deductions for donations.

An evaluation can be a range at which your item might sell for under current market conditions for all or one of the ways items sell on the open market:

  • at retail in a gallery or shop 

  • from seller to buyer through venues like craigslist, eBay or estate sales, or

  • on the auction market through a reputable, auction house with well-advertised specialist auctions.

Do you need an appraisal or a valuation for your item or collection?  I am happy to help you as you determine your needs. Give me a quick call at (503) 422-3481.

Online Estate Sales Through Baggenstoss Estate Sales

Having recently hosted a successful online estate sale through the website, I am able to offer a safe alternative to a traditional house sale with online purchase and payment, then post-sale distanced pickup on-site - conforming to good practices for Covid-19 health measures and security for the estate site.

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503 422-3481

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