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 estatesales.net 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.